How to Combat an Interviewer’s Hidden “Assumptions”

How to Challenge Stereotypes One thing becomes more and more obvious as you advance through life, both personally and professionally: life circumstances vary from person to person. Perhaps this fact is what makes people inherently human—the ability to acknowledge differences and backgrounds and embrace them, learn from them, and become more fully aware. Unfortunately, what sets people apart so fascinatingly can also be isolating to a more startling degree. Most notably, perhaps, are the assumptions that employers might make about … Continued

5 Tips to Prepare You for the Interview for Your Perfect Job!

Job Interview Tips! Are you looking for a new job?  Have you found your perfect job with a new firm and now have to interview for that position, after many years at the same company?  Or, are you a recent grad with your first “real” job interview?  No matter what, you have been invited to interview, and, now, you have to use that interview to land your perfect job.  Do you know how to present yourself at the job interview?  … Continued

Nonsense Resume Words and Phrases to Avoid

Nonsense Resume Words and Phrases to Avoid As an ambitious job seeker, you certainly understand the importance of your resume and, as a result, have spent much time perfecting it. You know that it can either help you or hurt you, depending on how well it is written and how specifically you have portrayed your accomplishments and credentials. However, you may want to focus not only on what you say on your resume but how you say it. There are … Continued

Help! I Sent My Resume In, But, I Didn’t Receive a Response. Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard Anything!

Help!  I Sent My Resume In, But, I Didn’t Receive a Response.  Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard Anything!    Silence. Perhaps that is the best word to describe employers’ responses to your job search. You have sent your resume out into the void, braving the possibility of rejection, only to hear nothing back at all, not even a faint echo. You might have spent countless nights wondering: what am I doing wrong? Is it me? Here, we will explore some … Continued

If Your Resume is the Cake, Your Cover Letter is the Icing: How to Make Sure That Your Cover Letter Gets You Noticed

You Can Have The Best Cover Letter!! Cover letter writing is almost as important a skill for a job seeker to learn as resume writing.  The cover letter accompanies the resume at all times as the primary support document.  No matter how you send your resume, your cover letter should always be sent with your resume.  There are, of course, other tools you’ll use when job seeking.  Your cover letter and resume come first, of course, followed by follow-up letters, … Continued