The most important part of resume writing is making sure it gets read. Your potential employer will never know how amazing you are if your resume is long, boring, and ugly. Keep it short and to the point with bullet points and lots of white space.
When it comes to landing a job, the magic word is preparation. Take time to research the company for which you are applying and customize your resume to fit the job. Make your resume stand out by focusing on what problems you can solve for your new employer. Ace the interview by knowing yourself, the company, and having a list of questions that show your genuine interest. You want them to feel like theirs is the only job you applied for.
Note from David: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about career issues on Money Under 30, so we’re going to fix that this week. Today, I asked Amber to write about how you can use social networking accounts to help your career. (At the very least, if your Facebook profile photo includes a Solo […]
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from The New Job Security, Revised: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career by Pam Lassiter, a career management consultant with over 30 years of experience. Ms. Lassiter’s advice is on the money and should prove invaluable for young professionals looking to fast-track their careers. […]
Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recession ended in June 2009. According to the announcement, the economic downturn reached a plateau that month and hasn’t decreased since then. In other words, we are now on the painfully slow journey to recovery. The end of a recession doesn’t mean that economic […]
This recession has hit recent grads hard. Case-in-point: Scott Nicholson, 24, is crashing at his parents’ place and searching for a job with little success. And yet, he turned down a $40,000 job offer in his field of interest because it wasn’t a management-training, career-track position. Is this guy: Smart to hold out? Off his […]