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When you’re applying for a job, simply having the skills and the prior experience isn’t always enough to get you noticed. In fact, it all comes down to the way in which you convey that information, and the best resume in the world will fall flat if you’re not able to show just why you’d make such a good fit at the company you’re applying at. On average, there are over a hundred applicants for every job...
Even if you have a ton of experience you should have no more than a two-page resume . Just leave off the oldest jobs. But if you are young and either a recent grad or one who has been in the workforce for only a few years then all you need is a one-page resume! Don't make recruiters read too much. Here are three points to consider before you send in a multi-page resume to your next job opening. 1. Recruiters don't read past...
Have you ever thought of putting your headshot on a resume? It's probably already on your Linkedin profile . Older HR people seem to disdain the resume photo, but the new school of thought is that pictures are everywhere. If you are afraid of being discriminated against, you probably should not do it. Get a free resume review from a resume expert   NOW! What the Experts Say Valerie Streif, a Senior Advisor...
“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys,” goes the old saying, and while most employers and recruiters understand the truth of this, there are some surprising results that are not common knowledge. For companies committed to hiring veterans, if you want to keep your top veteran talent, it means you have to get behind the movement to ensure your workers are happy with their compensation, or you could end up paying a high price. The...
There are ab out  20.4 million veterans in the United States , according to the Pew Research Center. This means a substantial amount of people can enter the workforce upon returning home. However, veterans may have certain needs different from non-veterans that you’ll have to address to  make work easier for the heroes  who served our country. Know the Needs of the Veterans Every veteran is different, so you...
Approximately  four million veterans have disabilities   as a result of a disease or injury during active military service, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Due to these injuries, it may be difficult for them to do everyday tasks at home. Adding smart technology and devices into a home can make it easier for veterans to secure and control their homes, especially those with disabilities.  In some workplaces, smart...
Has this happened to you? You submit your resume online and sit back and wait. Weeks go by, and as your family and friends ask you about that amazing job or internship you applied for, that sinking feeling just gets worse. So many people go through this process and never get the chance to even sit in front of a hiring manager and show them who they really are. As technology has advanced, so has the hiring process. New graduates are faced...
Almost four million veterans  live with a service-connected disability, which can make it a challenge to perform their best day to day in the workplace. Employers can help out the service men and women working in their offices by taking steps to make the space more accessible to workers with disabilities, including motor, visual, and auditory impairments. Here are some of the best ways that businesses can ensure that their facilities...
You’re probably familiar with the phrase: "You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job." This impossible riddle is frustrating to promising candidates who are trying their best to break into the workforce. Obviously, everyone has to start somewhere. People don’t pop into the workforce with 10 years of related experience in every field. It’s possible to find workarounds...
Up to 49% of veterans struggle to find  employment in their preferred line of work  after leaving the military. For most, this is simply because they fail to find a job at the level they want.  Some lack sufficient training  and experience, while others just don’t have enough information on how to get going. Animal-related jobs do not often feature high on the list of veterans’ post-military options....
Does LinkedIn seem confusing or overwhelming? I get it. You definitely didn’t need a LinkedIn profile when you decided to serve, but it’s an important tool for you in the civilian world. It’s also an excellent resource for networking and job searching. Recruiters and hiring managers use this as one of their main resources to pre-screen job applicants so it’s time to make a profile or update your current one. I have...
On average,  18-22 veterans commit suicide every day  and almost 50,000 veterans are homeless in the United States. These numbers are shocking because serving your country teaches veterans so much: values, ethics, duty, obedience, and strength to name a few. Many veterans, however, experience physical disabilities , substance abuse, lack of opportunities when reintegrating into society, and family problems. These issues are...