Do you need to be on LinkedIn?

If you want to get a job, you need to be on LinkedIn, as 90% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn  to identify the best fit passive or active candidates for their job openings, according to a 2019 report. Key reasons why you need to be on LinkedIn: It enables building a strong network

How to hire the best professional resume writer

The best resume writers understand recruitment Before you pick a provider, you may wonder how you can tell if a resume writer is good. The best resume writers create resumes that get their clients interviews, so don’t conflate that by asking if their clients get job offers. Here’s why: you could have the best resume

Help Finding a Job When Your Way Doesn’t Work

If you need help finding a job, you’re not alone Back in 2013, John Sullivan, a PhD in human resources, used data analysis to explain why most candidates need help finding a job. His reasoning was that if job candidates understand the numbers, they’ll be better armed to handle the realities of the job search. And

How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

You already know that employment gaps in your resume will cause some recruiters and hiring managers to reject your resume. That’s unfair, but it’s a reality, so let’s discuss some ways to hide or explain the gap in such a way as to avoid rejection. The reason for the employment gap determines how to handle

Are you a Proven Leader? Prove it.

“I am leader, and I can prove it?” Is that what job candidates and some resume writers (the not so good ones) mean when they include”proven leader” as part of your value proposition? Pretty silly, isn’t it? And I’ll bet that the phrase, “results driven” follows close behind – another phrase that doesn’t really mean

Is a College Degree Necessary to Get a Good Job?

10/31/19 update This post has clearly struck a nerve, as it’s one of the most widely read on this site. My guess is that you’re reading it because you’re in the job market, and want to know if the lack of a degree will count against you. Or you’re considering whether it pays to get

How to Write a Resume for a New Graduate

College grads need to learn what employers want to see on your resume It’s critical to starting your career out right by learning how to write a resume for a new graduate. Employers don’t care about the courses you’ve taken, or even, in most cases, your GPA. Employers don’t put much stock in a GPA

Here’s What Recruiters Look for in Your Resume

It doesn’t matter what you think your resume should include; you need to be aware of what recruiters look for. Maybe you’ve shopped your resume around to your family and friends or campus career center for their opinions. But truthfully, the only opinions that really matter belong to the people reading your resume – your