Do Cliches Have a Place on Resumes?

There is much advice that advocates for the use of quantifiable accomplishments on a résumé. I am certainly in agreement with that because of how clearly they can show the application of your knowledge and talents in real-world situations. In the same breath, however, some say that you should avoid every qualitative description that is […]

Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

When buying a car, do you just look at the amount of the monthly payment? In theory, you shouldn’t. You also may want to consider: the full sales price, the interest rate, the length of the loan, and the overall cost to you when that final payment is made. Of course, your decision is also […]

Add These Two Things to Your Job Hunt for a Better Job Fit

This past fall, my husband and I started talking about getting another dog for our family. It had been a year since we lost our beloved Toby, and the timing felt right to embark on another journey with a furry, four-legged family member. My husband began looking on a pet website when he came upon […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

There’s little wonder why so many people dread shopping for clothes. Rarely does anything fit right. You may think you are a certain size, but that doesn’t always hold true — you may be one size smaller in one brand of clothing and three sizes bigger in another brand. Or a pair of jeans may […]

One Very Important Question to Ask During an Interview

This cartoon from 1.00 FTE reminded me of a question that I, as a candidate, was once advised to ask my interviewer: “Why do you enjoy working here?” Some folks answer this well, but every once in a while, you get an interviewer who stumbles on it. Maybe they weren’t expecting it, or maybe they […]

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