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 […]

Career & Job Search Roundup (2/2/17)

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. This week’s theme focuses on preparing a solid exit strategy – whether you’re changing careers or moving onto the next opportunity. How to […]

You’re Ready to Quit Your Job. Now What?

I have always found that the decision to quit your job is often more painful than the execution. It’s easy to spend days, weeks – maybe even months – convincing yourself it’s the right time, the right move, building up the confidence to make it happen, and playing out various scenarios and conversations in your head. Will […]

Want to Ace the Job Interview? Come Prepared!

You’ve perfected the resume, sent out the application, received a response, and perhaps even passed the initial phone discussion. Now it’s time to ace the in-person interview. Fun fact: this is usually where people screw up. Even the best resume can’t make up for sub-par interviewing skills. Confidence, communication, and ability to articulate your value […]

Career & Job Search Roundup (1/20/17)

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. Resume Dos & Don’ts to Land the Interview (Apres) Sharing the most important parts of your professional story is the key to […]

Workaholic Syndrome: Why Avoiding Time Off Means Losing Money

Italy grants workers an average of 42 paid days off per year – some European countries exceed even that, in the interest of work/life balance. On average, Americans receive a whopping 13 days per year, and of those eligible to receive those benefits, only 57 percent are actually taking what they’ve earned. The other 43 percent […]

3 Tips for Building Your Network in a New City

Relocating to a new city can present a number of challenges to job seekers and career changers –including how to build a new professional network. Whether you’re in the process of planning to relocate or have already done so, there are a few things you can do to prepare in advance, start building lucrative relationships, […]

Do High School & College Students Need a LinkedIn Profile?

Q: Do high school and college students need a LinkedIn Profile in order to apply to job and internship opportunities? A: The short answer is yes, as I remain in the thought camp that LinkedIn can benefit almost anyone. However, in this case, students of high school and college age are likely in a place […]