Three Reasons to Tailor Your Resume

Less than a decade ago, there was nothing wrong with submitting the same general resume to every job opportunity. When you were ready to start searching for a new role, you simply updated your resume once, and you were done. Fast forward a few years and this process has experienced a major change. These days, Read more »

Networking in the Digital Age

Investing in relationships new and old has always been a great way to boost your job prospects, but as with most things, the best ways to go about this change with time. It hasn’t been that long since networking was exclusively an in-person activity, but now that we’re firmly rooted in the digital era, there’s Read more »

Why Are You the Best Candidate?

Job interviews are all about finding the right candidate for the job, so you have to work hard to prove that person is you. Other contenders are probably just as qualified as you, meaning you really have to bring your A-game. Oftentimes, you’ll be directly asked why you’re the best candidate for the position, so Read more »

What is Your Working Style?

There’s no wrong way to work. Some people like to be part of a team, while others prefer solitude. Many employees learn by doing, while others like to listen to directions. Largely driven by personality, your work style can’t be ignored. Identifying your work style is important, because it holds the secret to your success. Read more »

How to Make an Impression on Day One of a New Assignment

Starting a new assignment is exciting and admittedly, a bit nerve-wracking. You need to present your very best self, because first impressions hold a lot of weight. The manner in which you behave sets the tone for your tenure with the company, so get off on the right foot. Arrive Early Show enthusiasm for the Read more »

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

Prior to making a hiring decision, employers want to learn as much as possible about you, including why you left your last job. Or if you’re currently employed, they’ll want to know what prompted you to start looking for work. Your reply answers several questions for the employer, including if you left voluntarily and on Read more »

Your Brand is More Important Than Ever

In life, and a job search, your reputation is everything. A positive online image is more important than ever, because using social media to research candidates is now a standard part of the vetting process for most employers. Results of CareerBuilder’s 2016 social media recruitment survey revealed 60 percent of companies use popular social media Read more »

Can I Turn an Assignment Into a Full-Time Opportunity?

Taking on a new job is a life-changing decision. As a cautious person, you don’t feel like a couple of rounds of interviews is enough to know if the company and position are the right fit. Luckily, it is possible to earn a spot on a company’s full-time roster while working as a contingent employee. Read more »

Make a Lasting Impression: Connect With an Interviewer

Standing out in an interview has never been more important. However, considering how many candidates a recruiter speaks with each day, the odds of making a lasting impression on your interviewer are slim. If you can find a way to connect with your interviewer, you give yourself the best chance to stand out among the Read more »

How Technology Has Changed the Job Hunt

New grads are entering a digital job search process. With some companies operating completely remotely, it’s not uncommon for employers to not even meet their new hires in person before bringing them onboard. Through cloud sharing of information and virtual interviews, modern job seekers can apply to hundreds of jobs per week while maintaining a Read more »