Get your résumé in shape

Staying in shape is good for your body and your résumé, and in both areas you want to push yourself. Just like fitness, not every approach in job-searching works for everybody. Some people do better with groups, others have personalized goals or sometimes an old routine has worn itself out. Decide which goal you want [...] Read more »

Are You Making the Most of Your Job References?

This guest post is by Jeff Shane of AllisonTaylor, which specializes in checking references for corporations and individuals. As the 2013 begins, many people have kicked off the year with the resolution to change or improve their employment status. It’s not surprising; according to polls, one of the top 10 most popular New Year’s resolutions [...] Read more »

Practice Makes Perfect: How to Rehearse for Your Next Job Interview

By Caroline M.L. Potter There are a lot of steps that usually happen before you get to the interview portion of your job search: writing a resume, networking, compiling your references. Most folks are able to put a lot of effort into getting the interview, but many fall apart during the actual interview. Why? Poor [...] Read more »

Do references matter in a job search?

When a company requests references with a job application, you might be tempted to skip it, thinking, “Doesn’t my work history speak for itself? Won’t my references all just say good things about me? Do employers even call references?” However, according to a new study from CareerBuilder, employers definitely pay attention to what your references say. [...] Read more »

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