7 Non-Traditional Skills that Set Your Resume Apart

“Should I include [X experience] on my resume?” is a phrase I hear often when interviewing job seekers and career changers during the resume building process. The truth is, related experience will always be the key determinator hiring managers are looking for. But don’t overlook the skill sets and attributes that – while not directly […]

Worthwhile Brands: Food 52 & The Citizenry

FOOD52 Location: New York Established: 2013 Size: 50-100 Staff Launched in 2013, Food52 is a groundbreaking and award-winning kitchen and home brand. Their goal is to support, connect and celebrate their community of cooks and home enthusiasts, with emphasis on eating thoughtfully and living joyfully. In addition to providing unique recipes, culinary content, and events, […]

How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up After a Job Interview?

Q: How long should I wait to follow up with a potential employer after a job interview?   A: Whether you just had a phone conversation or an in-person meeting, your immediate priority should be to follow up with a thank you letter to the interviewer(s) thanking them for their time, and also reaffirming your interest […]

Career & Job Search Roundup (8/16/17)

The Career & Job Search Roundup is a weekly summary of top advice, resources, and content focusing on career transition, job searching, and personal brand development – expertly curated by the BRS team. Is it Time to Make a Career Change? (Forbes) If you’re feeling consistently stagnant, dissatisfied, or as though there’s no longer room […]

Career & Job Search Roundup (8/9/17)

The Career & Job Search Roundup is a weekly summary of top advice, resources, and content focusing on career transition, job searching, and personal brand development – expertly curated by the BRS team. Navigating Midlife Career Transition (What’s Next) Changing careers in your 40s and 50s can be a daunting prospect, and agism in the […]

Best Resume Format: Bullets or Paragraphs?

Q:   Should I use bullet points or paragraphs when listing out job descriptions on the resume? A: Whether you utilize bullet points, (short) paragraphs, or a combination of the two when formatting your resume comes down to two things: 1) how much information is being communicated within the description, and 2) what method will […]

Most Powerful Resume Keywords

How to Choose Powerful, Descriptive Keywords for Your Resume The point of the resume is to make a solid first impression, and doing so requires strong, compelling language that effectively markets your experience and skill sets at the appropriate level. No hiring manager wants to read a resume that’s full of nondescript adjectives, or one […]

My Proven Formula for Writing a Great Cover Letter

Q: What is the most effective formula or strategy for writing a great cover letter? A: Writing a solid cover letter comes down to a few key points – who your audience is, what kind of information is important to them, and the best way of communicating that visually and verbally. On top of that, communicating […]

Discussing Relocation in Your Resume & Cover Letter

Q: I’m actively searching for a job in another state. How can I mention in my resume and cover letter that I’m open to relocation without getting overlooked? A: Hiring managers are heavily concerned about the logistics, costs, and time required to hire and transition an out-of-state candidate.  For that reason, they tend to favor […]