Career Articles

Federal Resume – Part 1

Knowing how to write a federal resume is an important first step for anyone who wants a government job.

Now, we’re not going to tiptoe around it: finding a government job is hard right now. Government jobs have been disappearing since the start of the Great Recession.

At the local level alone, government employment has declined by 535,000 since September of 2008, according to the Department of Labor’s latest Employment Situation report. Just in September, our economy lost 34,000 government positions overall.

In this difficult environment, you need to make sure your federal resume looks flawless whenever you apply for a government position.

First, […]

Artist’s Resume

An artist’s resume is designed to help workers in creative fields, such as fine art photographers and sculptors, promote themselves as artists.

Most of the resume advice on this website assumes that you are a more-or-less traditional job seeker applying for fairly typical jobs. But, if you are an oil painter, for example, your primary source of income might be getting your paintings into commercial galleries and nonprofit galleries to be sold, or selling them yourself through your studio or website. That is what an artist’s resume is designed to do, and we are going to show you how to write […]

Highest Paying Jobs – The Top 20, Part 2

Our website recently ran an article listing the 10 highest paying jobs for 2011, the first part of our two-part feature on highly profitable careers. Without further delay, here are jobs 11 through 20 on the list of highest paying jobs.

All figures are based on average salary estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011.

11. Pediatrician
A pediatrician is a doctor who treats babies, children, and teenagers. If you enjoy being around kids and think you can handle medical school, you can look forward to an annual salary of $165,720.

12. Dentist (specialty)
When we talk about specialty dentists, we’re […]

Funny Resume Mistakes

Need a break from job hunting? Spend a few minutes reading funny resume mistakes! Don’t worry, we aren’t going to take excerpts from anyone we’ve worked with. These funny resume mistakes were found online and the people responsible for them have remained anonymous. While they provide a great giggle, they also highlight the importance of proofreading your resume and not being too honest in how you present yourself.

Funny Resume Mistakes, Act I: Typos
If you don’t find the errors on your resume, hiring managers will. These funny resume typos sure demonstrate that fact! They come courtesy of the University of Kent’s […]

Fastest Growing Industries – The Top 10

The fastest growing industries in the United States have continued to bring in revenue and provide jobs even during these difficult economic times. Recently, the research firm IBISWorld identified the top 10 fastest growing industries for 2011 and predicted how they would continue to grow through 2016.

So, if you are looking for long-term job security, you may want to consider a career in one of these fields:

1. Voice Over Internet Protocol Provider Services.
Voice over Internet protocol, also called VoIP, refers to protocols that carry voice data over packed switched networks. For example, the program Skype effectively allows you to use […]

Reduce Stress at Work

Learning how to reduce stress at work is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment. If you are constantly tense and wound up, not only will you have difficulty performing your job duties, you could also put your mental and physical health at risk.

Studies have found strong links between work-related stress and chronic heart disease. For example, a study reported at the 2010 American Heart Association conference determined that a woman’s risk of heart disease, including congestive heart failure and heart attacks, increases notably for those with high levels of stress at work. The study included 17,415 women and spanned 10 […]