What is Holding Your Career Back?

Right now, you’re in a bit of a failure to launch situation. You’ve been treading water in a job you’re no longer learning or growing in for a while now, and it’s time to finally do something about it. You’re a bright person with a lot to offer any employer, so get to the bottom Read more »

Positioning Yourself as a Top Candidate Online

These days, almost everyone has a digital footprint. Consequently, it’s easier than ever for potential employers to research you, and they’re taking full advantage. According to CareerBuilder, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey. If you think trying to maintain a low profile will Read more »

Don’t Wait to Be Asked About Your Strengths

When preparing for a job interview, you expect to be asked “What are your strengths?” It’s a job interview standard, so prepare a response for it, but don’t stop there. Every question is actually an opportunity to highlight both your strengths and weaknesses — the latter of course being what you learned — so take Read more »

Resume Writing to Land the Job

If you’ve been out of the job search for a while, your resume-writing skills are probably a little rusty. Until recent years, submitting the same resume for every job was the standard; however, this practice has become obsolete. These days, you’re expected to create a unique resume for every opportunity you apply to, and if Read more »

Learning from Constructive Criticism

Even when packaged politely, having your shortcomings called out doesn’t feel great. You know you’re not perfect, but constructive criticism always stings a bit. However, this feedback is a fantastic learning tool, so you need to learn how to use it effectively. Many people don’t have this ability, so you’ll enjoy a competitive advantage if Read more »

How to Position Failure to a Prospective Employer

In a job interview, you want to put your best self forward, so it’s always uncomfortable when you’re asked to describe your biggest failure. It’s tempting to claim you’ve never failed at anything; however, the interviewer will see right through that. As much as candidates dread this question, interviewers can’t get enough of it. From Read more »

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle!

Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to boost your career, but if you want to get ahead, you have to stay in touch. There’s certainly no need to contact your recruiter on a daily basis, but you also can’t go off the grid and expect jobs to magically come your way. There’s a Read more »

Showcase Leadership Skills (at Every Level!)

The best employers are always on the hunt for future leaders. No matter what type of job you’re applying for, showcasing leadership skills is important, because these abilities will get you far in your career. Even if the position itself doesn’t call for leadership abilities, highlight those you have during the interview process, because they Read more »

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 »