Spring Forward with a Fresh Resume

It’s hard to believe it’s already spring! Flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the air smells just a little bit fresher. And as always, the new season brings with it a wave of spring cleaning across the nation as folks dust, buff, and wash their way to a brighter tomorrow.

Since spring is all about newness and rebirth, why not take advantage of the season to freshen up your resume? As technology has developed, so too have the trends in resume formatting. What worked in 2000 won’t necessarily work in 2021. Here are a few 2021 resume trends to take advantage of! (more…)

What Companies Can Do to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders

Organizational success begins with having the right people. And while cultivating a core workforce is essential to maintain production, developing leaders within a company to bring the business to next-level success is imperative in the ever-changing business climate. A company’s workforce could have up to five generations working side-by-side; however, by 2024 41% of the workforce will be over the age of 55, with the majority of Baby Boomers expected to be out of the workforce in the next decade, according to a BLS report. As more experienced professionals retire, the leadership gap they leave behind could be an issue for businesses in North America. (more…)

Is a Longer Commute Worth it for a Great Job?

You’ve been job searching for a while, and finally get an offer for your dream job. The only problem? It’s more than a two-hour drive to get there. It might be tempting to accept the offer right away, but that’s at least four hours every day stuck in transit. If you need a bit of assistance in figuring out if a longer commute is worth it for you, we can help. Here are a few things to keep in mind. (more…)

What to Do When an Entry-Level Job Requires Three Years of Experience

How can you have experience when it’s your first job?

Applying to entry-level positions is strange. Some of them are less than great and don’t mention experience at all, and others are amazing, claim to be “great for recent grads!” and then ask for three years of experience. How can a recent graduate have three years of industry experience? The answer is complicated.

As noted by TalentWorks, after analyzing a random sample of 95,363 jobs, they “discovered that 61% of all full-time ‘entry-level’ jobs require three plus years of experience.”

And that’s not all; the study goes on to note that, “for entry-level jobs, the amount of work experience required to get a job has been steadily increasing at 2.8% per year.” That means in the next half-decade or so, recent grads will find entry-level jobs asking for around four years of experience.

So then, what is a recent grad supposed to do to get one of these mythical entry-level jobs? Let’s dig in. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Parts Counter Representative

Learn about a career as a Parts Counter Representative.

 

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

 

Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do. (more…)