Why “2 Years of Experience” Applies to Entry-Level Jobs

Why “2 Years of Experience” Applies to Entry-Level Jobs

…and How It Helps Your Career At times, I have heard this lament from college students who are applying for jobs: “Two years’ experience required? But it’s an entry level position! How can they expect that?” Companies can and do expect experienced candidates right out of college because of internships. What was once considered an […]

10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

In-person job interviews are stressful, and the fear that something will go wrong increases that stress. But with a little planning, you can handle some of those issues with ease so they don’t take you off-track. 1. Try on your interview clothes the week before the interview. If you are just embarking on a job […]

Top Priorities When Job Loss Enters the Picture

Top Priorities When Job Loss Enters the Picture

Priorities can get so completely messed up when job loss enters the picture. All too often, the fact that a person is now unemployed takes over everything. Don’t get me wrong — a job loss needs to be treated seriously, but the degree to which folks let it dictate their lives can be unhealthy. I […]

Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

It’s not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, “I need a better résumé to get a job.” I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won’t get you a job. It doesn’t matter if it’s the best résumé in the world. It won’t get you a […]

Consider Eliminating This Word from Your Resume

Another Word to Consider Eliinating from Your Resume

In writing a résumé, great care should be taken to ensure that the words chosen powerfully convey the value you have to bring to a prospective employer. Words and phrases that minimize the “punch” that your accomplishments make end up diminishing your document’s overall effectiveness. Many of my colleagues have eschewed the use of the […]

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