Career Insurance
What Is It?

by Alex Freund

Cover Letters:
The Basics

by Robin Galante


Sales Resume: How to Write a Compelling One
(Including Examples)

by Leslie Toth, MBA, CPRW, PHR, SHRM-CP

Working from Home:
Explore Some of the Companies That Let You Telecommute

by Jamie Carter

The Holland Codes or RIASEC:
Career Options That Match Your Personality

by Marquis Matson

Simple Changes to Turn Your Resume Around

15 considerations to transform an average resume to one that leads to job interviews.

Step-by-Step Process to an Effective Cover Letter

22 tips to writing a cover letter that will complement your resume and enhance your candidacy.

Putting Your Best Self Forward at the Interview

Job interview tips, depending on the type of job interview you are attending.

Download free resume and cover letter templates.

There are 2 sets of resume templates, with matching cover letters. One for entry-level positions. One for intermediary and executive positions. The templates are in Microsoft Word format.

RIASEC Personality Type: Enterprising (Persuaders)

The movers and shakers of the world are likely the Enterprising types according to the Holland Codes. They are better known as persuaders because of their ability to convince ot...

Career Insurance, What Is It?

There are many types of insurance that we are paying on a regular basis and we don’t typically reflect too much on that since it has become routine. Some types of insurance are...

RIASEC Personality Type: Social (Helpers)

The social personality types, according to the Holland Codes, are best known for their warm and friendly personalities. What is more is that they are great problem solvers with ...

RIASEC Personality Type: Artistic (Creators)

The Artistic types are the most creative of all of the Holland personality types. They explore their curiosity in very expressive ways by using many different mediums in their a...

Working from Home: Explore Some of the Companies That Let You Telecommute

With the technology available in today’s world, companies are no longer limited to the workforce that lives within commuting distance. Many are taking full advantage of the inte...

RIASEC Personality Type: Investigative (Thinkers)

The second personality type in Holland’s personality types is the Investigative thinker. These people are commonly called the “thinkers” of whatever group they find themselves i...

Networking for Stay-at-Home Parents

It has become increasingly common for one parent to take a job hiatus to raise kids. Often, as the kids get older and head to school, those parents decide they are ready to re-e...

Networking Tips for Students & New Graduates

Are you a student or new graduate? There is never a better time to start your networking. The market for jobs and internships is more competitive than ever, and oftentimes it’s ...

How to Network When You Are Unemployed: Just Put on a Happy Face!

Every unemployed professional dreads this question. Even though they know they should be - have to be - networking, the very thought can be painful if you are feeling discourage...

How Giving to Others Opens Doors!

I’ve been involved with a fair number of volunteer organizations during my lifetime, and I’ve always been amazed at how much people are willing to give. On the face of it, this ...

Trade Organizations and Networking Groups

Every occupation or field has a trade organization or networking group. Many have several. These provide growth opportunities. You are provided the opportunity to develop relati...

Networking Is Not a Dirty Word

You walk into a room filled with people. You look left. You look right. All you see are dozens of people wearing "Hi, My Name is ____" badges. You panic. You want to run and hid...

Tips on How to Write Effective Cover Letters

If the name of the contact person is not provided in the job posting, call the company or check its website to find out to whom you should address your application. If you deci...

Cover Letters: The Basics

Cover letters matter. A cover letter can be the most important part of any package you send out into the world: it's your opportunity to show hiring managers why you are the per...

Cover Letters: Why They're Important and How to Use Yours to Make an Impression

Once you've written a polished resume that's sure to impress potential employers, you should focus on your cover letter. Too many people underestimate the importance of this vit...

Cover Letter Series – Part 1: Grab ‘em from the Start: Killer Starts to a Cover Letter

Whether you’re trying to connect with someone you met on LinkedIn, through a job search board or a blind outreach to a company that interests you, your cover letter is the first...

Cover Letter Series – Part 3: Close with Flair – End Your Cover Letter Leaving Them Wanting More

It’s the moment every job hunter has been waiting for – they see the perfect job advertised on LinkedIn or via an email from a recruiter, and they know they would be the ideal c...

Cover Letter Series – Part 2: Work that Body (of the Cover Letter, that is!)

There are three key parts of the cover letter: opening, body and closing, and just like all our body parts need to work in tandem, you have to make sure that all three parts of ...

Sales Resume: How to Write a Compelling One, Including Examples

You know you are an amazing sales person; you can sell snow to a snowman, but how to put all of this information down on paper seems like a daunting task. When a recruiter or h...

How to Turn Around a Failing Resume

If your job search isn’t going the way that you planned, with applications going un-responded and no interviews in sight, then your resume is likely the root cause of the proble...

Best Practices for Financial and Accounting Resumes

With financial jobs being one of the 15 fastest growing professions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the perfect time to dust off that resume and make ...

Is My Resume Too Long?

How long should my resume be? This is one of the most common questions in the job-search world. The answer, it depends on many factors including years of experience, number of j...

Five Ways to Make Your Resume Jump Off the Page

Imagine you are vying for a great position against 50 other equally qualified applicants (not far-fetched in today’s job market). Now imagine your resume is at the bottom of the...

Resumes So Crazy That They Work!

Awhile back I wrote about some unconventional and creative resume approaches, but none of them compare to the crazy, out of the box resume tactics below. These strategies were j...

What Not to Wear: Suggestions for the Ladies

These days, it doesn't take much for employers to dismiss candidates. Be sure your first impression is not a "turn off". Sure it might be a tad boring, but it may just get you t...

What Not to Wear: Suggestions for the Gents

"Clothes make the man" and wearing the wrong outfit for an interview can dim your chances for success. Here is a list NOT to follow closely: 1. Jeans: That will surely make a st...

Preparing for Your Interview - Why Looks Really Do Matter

Congratulations, you landed the interview! Now - you need to make a great impression. Are you digging through your closet? Asking everyone you know what you should wear? What ki...

10 Body Language Errors to Avoid at Your Next Job Interview

A key element for making the right first impression is body language, and we all know that first impressions are very important, especially in job interviews. According to resea...

Three Deadly Mistakes Made in Job Interviews

Since no two interviews are alike, it is difficult to be prepared for what lies ahead, but you can focus on your presentation skills, which may be even more important than what ...

5 Tiny Interview Mistakes That Will Cost You the Job

Have you ever wondered why you didn't get that job that you seemed so perfect for? Well, you could have made just one tiny mistake and not even realized it! After all, when it c...

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