One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of resume sending is the cover letter (or these days, the e-mail). The cover letter is your chance to make your first impression. A properly written letter should grab the employer’s attention and help set the stage for a personal interview.
People give me their business cards all the time. I get so many of them that it can be challenging to draw a connection between the business card and the person who gave it to me. Some people seem to think that there is a rule about what should and should not be on a
Last week I went to visit a friend. While we were sitting in her kitchen chatting, I noticed that she had a rotary phone on the wall. When I commented on it, she told me a story about showing her daughter’s teenage friends how to dial on a rotary phone. When they first looked at
One thing that worries a lot of job seekers when they are re-entering the workforce are gaps in their employment on their resumes. People wonder how can they make up for them and if anyone would want to hire someone who hasn’t worked in a few years? The reality is that gaps don’t have to
The weekends are a great time to relax and spend time with your family and friends, but there are also some things that you should be thinking about over the weekend which can help you to prepare you for your interviews the following week. During the weekend you may have more people available to help
Keep it concise. Employers have lots to do, so don’t make the mistake of asking them to read through an unnecessarily long resume. A long, wordy resume will put off someone who is already short on time. Resumes should be one page, if possible, and two if absolutely necessary to describe relevant work experience. A
In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there’s no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look “overqualified”