Category: Tips and Tricks

How To Handle Multiple Job Offers

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously, this topic may make your eyes roll. After all, who doesn’t want to be courted by multiple companies at the same time?   But those who have been there – or are there right now – know that juggling competing offers […]

The Make-Or-Break Moment: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

Introducing yourself to a recruiter sounds like an easy win – after all, you know all about yourself – but the opening “So, tell me about yourself,” stumps most people in job interviews. Summing up years (possibly decades) of experience in a succinct statement that relates to the position you’re applying for isn’t something most […]

Let’s Talk Benefits: Five Benefits (Other Than Your Salary) to Negotiate With a New Job Offer

The interview is behind you, your references have cleared, and after waiting for what feels like forever, you get the call you’ve been waiting for. You’re hired!   If you’re like most people, the first thing that pops into your mind is how plum a paycheck you can negotiate. And while we would never discourage […]

Resumes: Remove These Seven Things Right Now

Your resume is one of – if not the most – important document of your career. A one-page document is typically all it takes for a recruiter to decide whether they should pass on a candidate, which is why every aspect of your resume, from the formatting to the skills section, should reflect your abilities and professionalism. That’s why we spend so much time talking about what should be on a resume, but you might be wondering, what shouldn’t be on your resume?

Here are seven things you should remove from your resume right now.

Career and Job Search Advice for Graduates

Top companies want tech-savvy employees with relevant skills, compelling personal brands, and meaningful internships who can quickly be productive in their organization. That’s a tall order for seasoned professionals, let alone recent college grads. In fact, less than 50% of recent grads report feeling prepared for their careers.

How Better Performance Reviews Inspire Better Performance

As seen in LocalBiz Magazine! It’s human nature to want to know how you’re doing, especially in business when you may expect to find out only during the performance evaluation and review process. Sadly though, it’s a time that’s often ineffective and counterproductive. According to a SHRM study, 87 percent of managers and employees found […]

Conquer Asking For a Raise or Bonus To Maximize Your Success

Asking for more money can be a scary proposition. It can seem awkward to broach the subject, but the reality is that you work in exchange for fair compensation. Most good bosses will expect you to raise the topic of your compensation from time to time and be ready to have an honest dialogue with […]

Creative Ways to Find New Talent for Business Owners

Covid has resulted in long-term unemployment rates we haven’t seen since 2014. It’s also forced workers to reevaluate their priorities when it comes to work. For forward-thinking employers, this is an ideal time to attract great talent for your organization

Strategies to Tackle Employment Gaps in Your Job History

If you look online, you’ll find tons of advice for explaining gaps in your employment history. The reason this is so often discussed is that employment gaps can signal that you are unreliable to hiring managers. However, you can employ plenty of good strategies to overcome this obstacle as you establish the game plan for […]

How Long Should My Resume Be?

The most common question I’m asked when talking to job seekers is “How long should my resume be?” Unlike dressing for an interview, this question is a little more cut and dry. In today’s world of email and Applicant Tracking Systems, the new standard for industry professionals is two pages. Your most recent experience (somewhere […]