Author Archives: Rachel Schneider

Interview Skills to Land Your Dream Job

Job interviews can be some of the most important meetings you’ll ever have. If the job you’re applying for is your dream job, it can cause some added stress and pressure because you want to make sure you do exceptionally well. Being prepared and presenting yourself as confident and capable is the best way to […]

9 Things Employers Look For In New Graduates

Are you a soon-to-be new graduate looking for a job? Many of today’s graduates are told they should look for jobs specifically in the area of their college major.   This is old advice that is no longer valid. Skills and knowledge are transferable.  Graduates have a leg up on other applicants when they can plug their […]

Is It Time to Rejoin the Workforce?

A job search can be an overwhelming task for anyone, but it’s especially intimidating for those who haven’t worked outside their homes in years. Some of the issues you may be worrying about include lacking the latest skills, competing against candidates with current experience, and learning the politics of interviewing. Does this sound like you? […]

Non-Traditional Exit Strategies

Feeling really squeezed and underappreciated in your current role? Does the thought of staying in your current job one more second make you want to jump out the window?   You are not alone.  A recent What’s Working study indicates  32 percent of employees are actively looking for other work. Consider These Strategies If the […]

Top 10 Things to Do When Leaving a Job

At some point, most people will quit a job and move on to other employment. A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that almost 3 million workers voluntarily left their positions this past August. If you are planning to join the ranks of those leaving their current position there are a few […]

The Truth About Your Resume

Here in the United States, there has been quite a lot of talk about lies, “alternative facts”, and truth in the past few weeks.  It is difficult to decipher what is honest and real when being fed a mixture of all three of these.  In contrast, in the context of a resume, it is quite […]

Social Media CheckUp

In today’s professional world, it should be assumed that a company will check a candidate’s social media presence when they are looking for employment with that company. It is important to find out how your potential candidate presents themselves to the world and what they choose to share on social media. One Job hunter named […]

The Art of Sending Cold Email Introductions

Do you ever worry that once you submit your resume online it goes straight to the “resume black hole”? How do you separate your resume from others when you don’t have any ties to the company? Landing a job without any connections can feel like the ultimate challenge. Here are some tips on how to […]

Does Your Resume Need Updating?

Are you looking for a new career opportunity and feeling a little left out of the job market? If potential employers aren’t responding to your resume, your skills and experience listed on your resume could be the culprit. Here’s how you can tell that your resume needs an update… 1. Dated Resume Trends – Some […]

How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

So you’ve decided to quit your job, what’s the best way to resign with class? Ending your job can be stressful, but there are a few best practices to follow when you don’t want to burn any bridges. Courtesy, etiquette and professionalism go a long way. Create an exit strategy starting with these three tips… […]

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