Jul 18

Ah, summer! What a great time to kick back, relax and enjoy life…perhaps spending long days at the beach or hiking in the mountains. That may have been true when you were still in grade school, junior high or even high school. But after that, summer signals a time to hit the pavement in search of employment!

There are several ways you can make your job search easier, less time-consuming and more rewarding. Continue reading »

Jul 17

Considering using a template for your new resume? Lots of people do. There are numerous free resume templates available online, and some of them look pretty good. The problem is, though, that you won’t be the only person using the template. In general, templates carry the risk that you’ll be perceived as lacking sufficient computer skills to write a resume without using a canned template, which may lead hiring personnel to question your validity as a job candidate as well. Continue reading »

Jul 12

WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi
spoke on the House floor this afternoon supporting the College Cost
Reduction Act of 2007. Below are her remarks:
“I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank you, Mr. Chairman, for
your great leadership in bringing us to this historic day. Continue reading »

Jul 09

Hiring a professional resume writer can be a solid business decision in many prospective employment situations. Having a weak resume can ensure you get passed over for that dream job or great promotions. When a professional resume writer prepares your resume, employers are sure to take notice of your assets.

A professional resume writer knows exactly what employers are looking for in a competitive job market. When they analyze your skills and improve your resume, they can incorporate the necessary keywords to get you noticed for the position you want. Professional resume writers can even put your resume in various formats so it can be Continue reading »

Jul 03

My new career is well on its way, thanks to GradResumes.com. As a new college grad, the competition is steep, and I knew I needed professional help in writing a resume that would get noticed and showcase my past employment history and skills set along side my education credentials.

GradResumes.com was terrific. They knew exactly what prospective employers in my field would be looking for in a resume, and they delivered! Continue reading »

Jun 29

What is the proper post interview protocol and how can you use this valuable time to your benefit as a job applicant?

Is there a time frame for sending a follow up letter and calling the interviewer or should you just wait it out?

First of all, when you go on a job interview make sure to inquire at the end of the interview about when the interviewer expects to make a decision about filling the position and take note of that time period in your mind. Send a letter the day after your interview, while your name and face are still fresh in the interviewer’s mind. Use your letter to reiterate your conversation and add pertinent details about your accomplishments you may not have discussed at the interview. In essence, your follow up letter is another opportunity to sell yourself. Continue reading »

Jun 27

Handshakes and Body LanguageWhen you go on an important job interview, you have to watch your body language as carefully as you reviewed your resume. To land the position you really want, make sure your actions say as much to your prospective employer as your words.

First of all, maintaining confident eye contact is imperative. You should look directly at your interviewer to show your level of interest and attention to the conversation. However, you should occasionally look away briefly so you are not staring and sending a message of dominance. Continue reading »

Jun 25

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House. It’s a neat occasion to be able to welcome the 2007 Presidential Scholars. We’re glad you’re here, I congratulate you on the fine honor, and of course, we wish you all the very best.

The Presidential Scholars program started in 1964. I was a senior in high school — I didn’t make it. (Laughter.) I know all of you worked hard to reach this day. Your families are proud of your effort, and we welcome your family members here. Your teachers are proud of your effort, and we welcome your teachers. And our entire nation is proud to call you Presidential Scholar. (Applause.) Continue reading »

Jun 25

Graduates Entering the Job MarketAn effective resume is essential for recent graduates. Most of the time, you will be looking for your first job in the profession you have chosen and a good resume can help you to land that dream job.

A well-defined resume is critical for entry-level school graduates because it is a reflection of your professional identity and future goals. Although your work experience may be limited, showing the jobs you have held indicates your ability to find employment and succeed in a work environment. Continue reading »

Jun 22

The time has finally arrived for you to leave home and go away to college. What an exciting time!

Packing for CollegeIf you are like most, your bedroom is currently a disaster area with clothes, books, compact disks and miscellaneous items strewn everywhere. You want to take it all and you cannot decide what to take and what to leave behind, and at the moment, this seems like a bigger decision that deciding which college to attend. How many times have you packed, unpacked and then repacked that favorite sweatshirt?

Take a break, relax and let me share Continue reading »