Resume and Career Articles

Career Coaching – How to Choose a Career Mentor

If you are a recent college graduate, considering a career change or a significant promotion, then consider having a professional career coach or mentor. Career coaching and professional mentors are more then just networking with colleagues or other like minded professionals in your career field. Often times, mentors have been through the same career advancement processes and overcome some of the same challenges you may encounter. Taping into their knowledge and advice can overwhelmingly provide you that competitive edge, many professionals overlook until they are pass by for that promotion.

Using a career coach or a mentor provides a level of […]

Best Resume Writing Advice – Be Prepared

Ever heard the phrase, “He who hesitates is lost” or “The early bird gets the worm”? Almost everyone is familiar with these common sayings… sure you may have heard them before or even used them yourself. But take a moment and ask yourself, are you someone who hesitates? Someone who let’s opportunities pass you bye, simply because you are not prepared. Ask yourself, are you prepared to take advantage of that next big job opportunity, that next promotion or raise?

Job hunting and your professional career advancement are often overlooked throughout most employees’ careers until that once in a lifetime opportunity […]

Video Resume – Popular or Problems

Over the past few years, job hunting professionals have attempted to produce and distribute their own video resumes online. While their drive and innovation does merit a nod, using a video resume can introduce a host of unwanted issues and unforeseen downsides. Using video is by far the most powerful media one can use to distribute their message. However, pairing the job search and interview selection process can prove challenging in both the message (i.e. your video resume) and the distribution method.

Company recruiters and internal human resources departments each have their own employee selection process defined by the company policies, […]

Resume Writing Tips – How to Spell Resume

Writing a resume for your next employer is more then just listing your professional experience, education, skills, and qualifications. It is often the first impression any potential employer may have to evaluate your as a candidate for the job opening. In today’s highly competitive job market, the need for a well written resume is more important then ever. However, resume writing is more then just the quality or quantity of information. Using proper grammar and spelling also conveys to potential employers your attention to detail, professionalism, and work ethic.

Truly, with all the automated grammar and spelling tools available today there […]

Job Search Strategies while Employed – Tips and Secrets Revealed

Did you know that job candidates that are currently employed are more desirable that those who are not. Employers seem to believe you are more qualified if you are currently employed, but this article is not about discussing the psychology of employers. Rather, we want to keep our focus on the insider tips and secrets to job hunting and employment searches without your current employer finding out.

There are a lot of career news,¬†advice, and employment opinions about keeping your job search objectives from your current employer, especially during the early stages or at least until you start lining up new […]

How to Write a Boring Resume – Would you Hire Oprah?

Oprah Winfrey
Chicago, Illinois

Work Summary:
I have worked as an anchor and talk show host for various television shows and news reporting organizations.

Experience:
News Anchor, Nashville
Co-anchor, Baltimore – 1976 to 1978
Local Talk Show Host, Chicago – 1983 to 1986
National Talk show Host, Chicago – 1986 to Present

Additional Experience:
Actress, Various Films – 1985 to 2010

This is a ridiculous scenario, but imagine if Oprah Winfrey’s professional work experience, accomplishments and achievements were written like this! Surprisingly, many serious job seeking and job hunting professionals spend little effort writing a quality resume that is not representative to their professional skills and contributions they can provide to […]