3 Tips for a Quick Resume Refresh

I hear the same situation over and over again from candidates of all levels – “I haven’t updated my resume in years!” It goes without saying that you should keep your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn presence up-to-date, even if you aren’t actively searching. Candidates often find themselves scurrying to update their materials the moment […]

Are Your Job Titles Helping or Hurting Your Resume?

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) and job boards alike utilize keyword-driven search functionalities to evaluate resumes and assess a candidate’s potential fit. While you can’t always control your job title, you can determine how you are depicted on paper, and to a degree how your resume will be received by such technology. Will you pass, or will […]

Tips for Introverts: How to Network Effectively

Q: How can I make the networking process less awkward while still creating worthwhile connections?   A: If you’re an introvert like me, the networking process can be a daunting and difficult scenario – both in-person and online. Trying to start a conversation and forge worthwhile connections at an in-person event is challenging, as is connecting and […]

Go Beyond the Basics to Make Your Resume Stand Out

In today’s digitally-driven job market, recruiters receive, on average, between 120 and 200 resumes per open position. So it’s critical your resume and application not only meet the standard criteria but really go the extra mile to stand out. Despite the plethora of career advice and job search articles out there, the basics are nothing […]

How to Survive (and Sabotage) the Job Interview

Guest article by Allison Wong of Pluralsight. Your resume is in hand, your interview outfit is polished, and now it’s time to market your best skills and experience. What does it take to ace the job interview? Preparation. You’re ready to do battle on the job front, but you also know that curve balls can […]

How to Get Your Resume Through the ATS

by Daryn Edelman Too often perfectly qualified job seekers miss out on opportunities because their resume does not meed the minimum requirements for passing through the ATS – or application tracking system – utilized by many organizations to source candidates. But employing a simple knowledge of what a resume should and should not include can […]

How to Address Maternity Leave & Gaps in the Resume

For many women (and men) I work with, addressing parental leave or other similar gaps in a resume and cover letter can be a big challenge, particularly for those who choose to extend their leave beyond the standard amount of time offered by many organizations. Particularly for industries like creative, advertising, and similar – where freelance […]

How to Discuss Salary in the Interview Process

by Daryn Edelman One of the most challenging, questions during your interview is when the employer asks for salary requirements. It can be extremely stressful when you are face to face with your potential boss who will be paying you for the foreseeable future. You could be feeling the job is a great match, but […]

Why a Digital Portfolio Can Help Any Job Seeker

If you’re in the creative industry, you know that a portfolio is a standard marketing tool, and can often outweigh the resume altogether when the work really shines. But what about those of us who aren’t designers or copywriters, and who want a place to showcase some of our project work and talents? First of […]

Top Resume Tips for Entry-Level Job Seekers

The term “entry-level”, or “junior-level” typically refers to candidates with less than 5 years of professional experience, and includes those just starting out in their careers, as well as individuals in high school and college. For someone who is younger in their career, putting together a resume poses a unique challenge in determining just what […]