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6 steps to making the perfect first impression

They say that making a good first impression is everything when it comes to winning over the affections of a new acquaintance. Make the wrong first impression – especially in a recruitment environment – and you could lose that job opportunity before you can say “I’ve lost that job opportunity”. The thing about a first impression is that you only get one chance to make it - and you don’t get long to do it either. In fact, it’s debated that [...]

The 5 Biggest Cover Letter Mistakes

The employment market is tough. Anyone looking for a job will tell you that. Think about this: hiring managers sometimes receive thousands of applicants for the few jobs they post. Are you wondering why you’re not getting noticed? It’s highly likely that you are shooting up a red flag somewhere in your resume and/or cover letter. Besides the obvious - which includes making sure there are no typos and that your cover letter is addressed to the right person - [...]

Resume writing advice for career transitions

When attempting career transitions, one of the most difficult aspects is explaining to an employer how the skills from your current job can apply to your new one. Since many employers are looking for people with exactly the right skills and qualifications, it can be hard to get noticed when your experience doesn't completely match what the employer is looking for. While this can be difficult - it is certainly not impossible, and with the right tips, your resume can [...]

How to successfully work from home

Working at home has become increasingly popular these days, and it is also a good option for working moms who want to manage their professional and personal lives. The problem is that being home can get very distracting. Because of that, this article offers some tips to help you figure out how to use your home office as a place to earn money. In addition, there are many people nowadays who are either starting their own business or private [...]

How to re-invent yourself and your career | Resume Target

In the MaRs Discovery District atrium, men and women of all ages are abuzz and conversing while they sip on wine and snack on things like ahi tuna on crackers. People from all walks of life are gathered today to hear Ben Casnocha, one of “America’s best young entrepreneurs”, speak about his new book “The Start-Up of You.”Casnocha co-wrote this book with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman after meeting him years ago and realizing that they had an immediate synergy [...]