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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]