How to show your Excel skills on your resume
Despite the rapid advances in technology, Microsoft Excel skills are still one of the most valued skills in the workplace. Having Excel skills, and demonstrating them effectively on your resume, can help you stand out from other job candidates. (By the way, check out our free Excel course if you want to further boost your […]
Should I put high school activities on my resume?
In general, your resume shouldn’t include anything from your high school glory days. I’m sure your mom’s super impressed that you graduated cum laude from high school, but no employer will give a hoot about that experience. They only care about what you’re doing now. I recently received a resume from a professional with 3 […]
How to craft your resume
Your resume is likely your first impression with an employer which means its quality and content determines whether you’ll be considered for an interview. In order to stand out from the pile of other resumes, you must write a targeted and polished resume. Follow the steps below to accomplish this. Brainstorm all relevant information Before […]
What extracurricular activities should I put on my resume?
Extracurricular activities on your resume can set you apart as a candidate, especially when you don’t have work experience. By leveraging your extracurricular activities – and not just adding a long list of everything you’ve ever participated in – you’ll show that you’re a well-rounded candidate. Put activities you were actually active in When you’re […]
How to prepare for an interview
You got to the interview, congrats! Now comes the hard part. Coming well prepared to your interview will put you miles ahead of other candidates. A well-qualified candidate who doesn’t sufficiently prepare for the interview will not receive a job offer. Don’t let that be you. Take the following steps as soon as you’re invited […]
How can I build my resume while in college?
Finding your first full-time job can be challenging and intimidating. Make your job search easier and more productive by focusing on strengthening your resume while you’re still in school. Here are some ways you can build up your resume now to improve your chances of being hired. Get a summer internship Summer is a great […]
Does it matter where I do my internship?
Internships are a phenomenal way to gain experience and strengthen your resume which will exponentially help your chances of landing a full-time job post-graduation. However, no internship is the same and not all internships provide valuable, resume boosting experience. The point of an internship The main reason we do internships is so we can gain […]
What should I put on my resume if I have no work experience?
It can be challenging to get hired without any work experience on your resume, but everyone has to get their first job at some point. Employers realize that students and recent graduates may not have had many opportunities to be gainfully employed, but this doesn’t mean they’ll be okay with a blank resume. There are […]
When to include your GPA on your resume
Your resume should highlight your accomplishments that best qualify you for a position. Whether that includes your GPA depends on your work experience and other credentials, the position you are applying for, and the GPA itself. Putting your GPA on your resume The biggest question is, should you put your GPA on your resume (ARTICLE: […]
5 most common interview questions and how to answer them
Every interview you have will include some variation of the same common questions. As part of your interview preparation, rehearse (but don’t memorize!) your responses to each of the five questions and you’ll nail your interview and get the job. 1) Tell me about yourself A guaranteed question! Many employers will start the interview with […]
What to wear to a job interview
Your appearance is the first thing your interviewer is going to notice. Make sure you make a good first-impression by dressing professionally and being well-groomed. The effort you take to look polished for your interview will show that you’re taking the opportunity seriously. You’ll also feel more comfortable and confident during the interview if you’re […]
Should I accept an unpaid internship?
You’ve been searching for an internship for months. After countless applications, the day finally arrives when you’re offered an internship. However, you discover that this opportunity is unpaid. Your heart sinks. You question, should I accept the offer? Why companies don’t pay interns At first, an unpaid internship sounds like you’re being taken advantage of. […]
What you should do after a job interview
Finishing your interview is a huge relief, but don’t think you can just sit back and relax! The hiring process isn’t over yet and you can still make a good or bad impression that’ll impact whether or not you receive an offer. In this competitive job market, you can’t afford to just wait and see […]
How to leverage your small internship into a big opportunity
So you’ve managed to secure an internship. Congrats! However, your internship is at a small company. You might be thinking, “If I take this small internship, will I still be able to get my dream job?” The answer is YES! Pros and cons of a small business internship The biggest con of interning at a […]
How to build and expand your network
Networking is critical to your career. Connections can give you career advice, point you towards opportunities, and help you obtain job offers. In order to utilize a strong network, you have to start building it before the need arises. The earlier you begin the better. And despite what people think, getting started is easier than […]