Should I Accept a Lower Level Job?

When you’re unemployed, or just really, really need to quit  your current job, you may wonder if it makes sense to take a lower level job – either in terms of salary, responsibilities, title, or all three. The answer – as with so much in life – is that it depends. And what it depends

What are Your Salary Requirements?

Rose, a client whose resume I’d recently written, emailed me today to say that her first interview with her target company had gone very well, and in follow-up the interviewer asked, “what are your salary requirements?” This question makes everyone understandably nervous; if the number you give is higher than the employer has budgeted, you

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

How to Find a Professional Resume Writer

There are different types of resume writers While there are many professional resume writers who do excellent work, there are also too many “resume mills” that churn out a resume within an hour for a temptingly low price, making it hard to find a professional resume writer who can meet your needs. Resume mills offer

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

Can a Temp Job Lead to Employment?

Working a temp job can lead to employment, making it a great way to get hired, especially if you don’t have the exact background an employer is looking for. By signing up with a company like HireArt that provides employers and job seekers the opportunity to try each other out for a specified time, or