The Job Search

Does Your Resume Have Any Red Flags?

When a hiring manager wants to decide whether to bring you in for an interview, your resume is the first thing they’ll check. That’s why it’s so important to keep your resume updated, use strong action words, and list any relevant certifications,

However, even if you’ve done all that, a great resume can still be rejected due to mistakes hiring managers see as red flags. Let’s take a look.

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The Myth of the “Perfect Fit” Job

When you’re job searching, you might find a job that seems perfect for you. The description is exactly what you’re looking for, the experience requested lines up with your own, and the company has a great reputation. But after an interview, you never hear back. What happened?

When it comes to the job search, there is no such thing as a “perfect fit.” This applies to job seekers just as much as it does to employers. You might think you fit 100% of the qualifications, when in reality you actually fit 80%, and another applicant fits 90%.

But on the employer side, they aren’t necessarily always looking for a 100% match. If you’re limiting your job search only to jobs you think you’re perfect for, you might be missing out on great jobs that would accept someone who matches 70% or less of the qualifications. Still confused? Here’s a bit more to why a “perfect fit” doesn’t really exist.

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Answering the Interview Question Recap: Why Are You Leaving Your Current Company, Tell Me About Yourself, and More!

According to a survey conducted by Everest College as reported by GlobalNewswire, 92% of people are stressed by at least one thing about the job interview process.

Interviews are stressful because job applicants don’t always know what to expect. That’s where Answering the Interview Question comes in. The posts shared in this series detail how to handle the toughest interview questions to relieve some of that stress. If you missed the series, here’s a recap of some of our favorite pieces. (more…)

Unique Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Alright, so you have the resume basics down. You used descriptive words, formatted everything beautifully, added certifications relevant to the job you want, and avoided the typical resume pitfalls.

And you got interviews because of it. But you still want to take your resume one step further. Here’s what you can do to really put your resume over the top.

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Changing Your Career Path in Uncertain Times

COVID-19 has changed what work looks like across the country. According to Global Workplace Analytics, about 56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that could partially be accomplished with remote work. However, only 3.6% of the workforce works at home half the time or more. They go on to estimate that 25 – 30% of the workforce will work from home on a multiple-days-a-week basis by the end of 2021.

That’s a huge change for both employers and employees. However, for those looking to change their career path, these uncertain times present an unprecedented opportunity. Jobs that individuals couldn’t accept because they required a move are now open to anyone in the country.

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