Do This One Thing to Make the Photo/No Photo Question a Moot Point

Do This One Thing to Make the Photo/No Photo Question a Moot Point

A very common query that brings people to The Job Quest is, “Should you put a picture on your resume?” This leads them to a guest post that was written in 2010 and provides three reasons to keep a photo off a résumé. Best practices in most all fields change a lot in five years, […]

Getting Asked Clown Questions in Your Interviews?

Getting Asked Clown Questions in Your Interviews?

You know when you get those really annoying interview questions that you just can’t stand? “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” “How many ping-pong balls can you fit inside the earth?” “What do you think of garden gnomes?” (This is a question actually asked by Trader Joe’s. You’ve been […]

Think Your Job is Killing You? It Actually Could Be.

Think Your Job is Killing You? It Actually Could Be.

Fellow career pro Holly Reslink recently shared an article from Huffington Post that talked about how people are less likely to die from second-hand smoke than from some stressors that arise from work. That is a sad commentary on what our careers have become: work can now be considered a bigger threat to our livelihood […]

How to Bridge an Employment Gap

How to Bridge an Employment Gap

Things have certainly changed a lot in terms of what is considered the norm with career paths: Staying with one company in a position that spans multiple decades is now the exception, not the rule. More folks are working on side gigs and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Trust between employer and employee has been declining. The […]

When Should Career Management Start?

When Should Career Management Start?

Over this past school year, I have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a local library by meeting with their teen group. We’ve discussed résumés and will soon be getting into job interviews. Working with them, as well as thinking about my own young children, has caused me to reflect on the question posed […]

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