10 years of advice, surveys, and blog posts. Here are our top 10
Movin’ On Up recently observed its its decennial celebration, and we wouldn’t have made it to this point without all of you. Your comments and survey responses helped take this blog from its humble beginnings to where we are now. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, here are our top 10 posts of all time!
Without powerful words, a resume is just a piece of paper. In this blog post, we highlight words that can supercharge a resume. Want to show off your work ethic? Tell prospective employers about instances of consistent behavior and reliable, results-driven service. Trying to shine as a positive thinker? Let everyone know about how you collaborated with team members in order to achieve an innovative outcome.
Interviews are tough. Applicants never really know what to expect from their interviewers, so prep time usually consists of trying to come up with answers to every possible question. But it’s equally important to zero in on what not to ask. This post centers on what interview topics applicants should avoid.
Now that your resume is powered up with quality words that emphasize professional strengths, you’re ready to sprinkle in a few action words that show off previous responsibilities. How about when you coached new hires or negotiated lower rates? Did you schedule executive phone calls or operate complicated machinery? Let interviewers know!
Interview prep can be daunting. There are numerous subjects to cover, and only a few days to get ready. Should you focus more on the company’s history or your own history? What kind of questions should be asked? Luckily we’re here to help with our top seven tips for preparing for your next interview.
We all know that co-worker. Maybe it’s Sheryl the lunch thief or lazy Damien in the corner cubicle. Perhaps their workspace resembles a garbage dump or they never show up to their shift on time. It might be tempting to report these co-workers to a manager, but nobody wants to cause a scene. So here are a few ways to solve co-worker drama on the sly.
In-person interviews are hard enough, but at least applicants can gauge how they’re doing by looking at their interviewer’s face. Phone interviews don’t provide that luxury. This post should help you figure out which questions to ask.
A resume filled to the brim with information isn’t necessarily a good resume. Every word on the page matters. Otherwise it’s just unnecessary fluff. Hiring managers spend about six seconds looking at a resume, and it’s your job as an applicant to make each of those seconds count.
When we were children they stole our candy, in high school they spread rude rumors about us, and now they’re doing their best to make work life difficult. Regardless of where you work or what you do, bullies will probably be part of the equation.
Think back to your New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully you succeeded with any resume improvements you pledged to make. A well-done resume is your first chance to shine in front of a potential employer. So make sure to keep everything up-to-date and organized.
Unhappy with your job? Not sure why you never seem to get that second interview? Career roadblocks could be the cause. Perhaps your skills could use a polish, or maybe it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning.
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