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Top Resume Mistakes To Avoid For Job Changers

It’s a new year! Many of you may be considering new career options as a goal for 2017.

If you are applying to a new job, you need to make sure your resume presents the best image of you in the mind of a hiring manager or HR professional. Below are a few mistakes to avoid as you get your resume ready for your next round of job applications:

1. Using company or industry jargon without a definition

This is particularly an issue with professionals in specialized fields like engineering, science, finance, architecture. 

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Ever Thought Of Quitting Your Job? I Did, and Here are 4 Things to Consider

The decision to quit your job should be made with a lot of careful consideration. Popular culture has very much glamorized the idea of quitting one’s job. Triumphantly marching into your boss’s office, presenting him with your carefully crafted resignation letter, and finally being able to vent your frustrations and move on to greener pastures.

While that makes for a great movie scene, in reality we’ve got to realize that making a career change is not about “sticking it to the man”. It’s about strategically guiding our careers in a direction that will move us closer to our life’s purpose.

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New Grad, No Job: What To Do

It’s a harsh reality today, that many college graduates will finish school without securing a job offer.  Contrary to popular belief, this impacts students of all majors, from Liberal Arts to the Hard Sciences. The following are a few tips on what to do if you find yourself without a job at graduation time. I asked myself ‘what would I do if I were in that situation?’ And here is what I came up with:

1. Find a Part-Time Job

The last thing you want to do is sit at home and wait for opportunities to come to you. Even if you have to work at the local coffee shop for now, get yourself out there working and earning a paycheck. It’s easier to find a job when you already have a job, even if it’s part time. Employers like to see that you’ve been proactive and using your time productively.

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