Guest Post: Choosing a Resume Format


(Guest post by Resume Genius) Before you write your resume, you need to pick an appropriate resume format. The best format for you personally will depend on your work experience, relevant skill set, and target industry. There are three main resume formats for you to choose from, and they are the:  Chronological format  Functional format … Continue reading Guest Post: Choosing a Resume Format

The Single Most Important Consideration for your Resume


The Job Search Bible asked a variety of career coaches and authors to give their single best piece of advice to job seekers about their resume.  My contribution and many others are included in this post. I believe that many job seekers don’t think of their resume as a marketing document. They forget to put … Continue reading The Single Most Important Consideration for your Resume

Online Classes to Boost Your Skills


I’ve written about online classes before, which are a cost-effective and available anywhere way to boost your skills, brush up on software, and continue your quest for lifelong learning. Thanks to the career experts at The Muse, here are a few more to add to your catalog. Click here for the original post. 1. ALISON … Continue reading Online Classes to Boost Your Skills

Military Spouses and Portable Careers


http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/woman-greeting-returning-soldier-royalty-free-image/476804095 National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May.  This year it will be celebrated on Friday, May 6. The day was designated by President Reagan in 1984 to celebrate military spouses, the heart of the families who support troops during mission, deployment, and return to civilian life. … Continue reading Military Spouses and Portable Careers

The Online Learning Revolution


If your goal is to improve your technical skills in 2016, you have a variety of affordable options. Online learning platforms allow you to access high quality courses at work or at home.  Most offer plans for individuals and business, so companies can take advantage of training that might normally be out of reach for … Continue reading The Online Learning Revolution

Guest Post: The Surprising Information Employers Use to Check You Out


Most job seekers know that employers conduct some kind of background check before they extend a job offer. After all, we’re used to listing past employers on job applications, and HR routinely calls the companies listed on our resumes to verify the work we’ve done. But you may not realize the extent to which many businesses will go in their quest to confirm that you’re the right hire. For instance, did you know they’ll often conduct credit checks and take a look at your social media profiles?