How much thought have you put into your resume? If you’re like most of us, you’ve invested more time into your cover letter and interview skills than your resume. While those are both important, a resume is usually the first thing most hiring managers look at. Consider your resume to be your first introduction to a potential employer. Even if you’re not actively searching for a new job, keeping an updated on hand is a key part of networking. With that in mind, is your resume ready to share? Let’s walk through some simple tips that will help your resume stand out. Continue reading “5 Tips for Building a Better Resume”
Cover letters and résumés form the majority of job application documents. They indicate your interest to an employer and provide information about your academic and professional background. There are a few types of cover letters, but here we will focus on cover letters that accompany an application to a known job opening. Different disciplines or job fields may have different preferred styles for cover letters and résumés, so check with a field-specific source to make sure your documents will be accepted.
Figuring out the career path you want to take can be a challenge for the college student or recent graduate who has little work experience. Sometimes it is hard to correlate your abstract thoughts about ideal work conditions with actual interests and your practical ability to be competent in the tasks you need to do to complete a job. To help you gain some clarity about your career, here are a few questions to ask yourself. Continue reading “5 Questions to Clarify Your Career”
For the young and untethered, post graduate life is an opportunity to explore who you are as a person and your understanding of the world. Whether you are an adventure seeker, love to travel or simply want to gain valuable experience to assist in your career, after graduation you should consider finding employment in a foreign country. Not only can it benefit your professional life, it can also provide some of the best life experiences you’ll ever have. For example, working abroad can: Continue reading “Working Abroad: The Benefits”