Five things you must do before applying for any job

There it is. The job that you really want just became available online. Should you fire off that resume right away so that you are among the first applicants? Sort of, but not really. While there is some advantage to applying early, taking a bit of time to take care of a few essential pre-application…

The top five skills employers are looking for in five hot jobs

Want to land a high-paying job in one of these competitive fields? It helps to highlight in your resume precisely the skills that employers will be seeking in candidates for those roles. One way to determine what these are is to examine numerous job postings for roles like the job you want – and calculating…

Three things you must demonstrate in your resume

It’s no secret that employers receive applications for many more people than they could possibly have time to interview for most of their advertised jobs. So, in order to make the cut, to get to that next crucial step, your resume needs to stand out from the crowd. Here are three essentials to include in…

What font should you use on your resume?

It’s a question for the ages: what font should you use on your resume? How many people have sat at the computer for hours agonizing over this question, scrolling through the list of available options and thinking… “What if I choose the wrong font? Is the hiring manager going to look at my resume and…

How to write a cover letter in just six sentences (with examples)

Many people struggle with their cover letters. It’s a formal written communication between you and a stranger, essentially asking them for something: a job – or at least the opportunity to meet and discuss being hired for a job. That can be awkward. What do you say? How much do you write? Six sentences. That’s…