How To Make Your Job Application Stand Out Guest Author09.2016 IMAGE CREDIT: PIXABAY Since each job opening is designed to hire exactly one person, separating yourself is an absolute necessity in the face of intense competition. Do you know how much competition you are facing, though? ERE Media reports that recruiters receive 250 applicants for an
As children, we depend on other people to keep us safe, comfortable, healthy, and well. For a time we don’t realize all the decisions being made on our behalf and that’s okay… until it’s not okay. As we grow, we become more independent and our interests develop more fully, but if we’re not careful, we
http://idealistcareers.org/7-easy-ways-work-career-ongoing-basis/One of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make is that they fall into the trap of only thinking about their next career move when they need a job. The fact is, it doesn’t matter if you’re working for a nonprofit organization that you love or are looking to find a new position in the
At age ten the Farmer was doing chores before and after school and most of the weekend. This was normal for his family. It’s what his parents did and what their parents did. I told him my kids were not doing that. Being a full-time farmer means kids don’t have the chance to figure out what
Maybe I actually do like working from home but I’m not liking it now because I’m not home. And I’m not working. I’m finding a cello teacher. Since the last teacher died, we are traveling all over the country navigating the world of cello teachers: Claremont, Chicago, Santa Monica, and now Aspen. My son sometimes says out loud what
It’s the ultimate elevator pitch request: ‘Describe yourself to me in one word.’ If you’re asked this in a job interview, how can you boil down everything you can bring to this role in one single word? The key (as with all job interview answers) is to be strategic. It isn’t enough to choose a
Time is precious. Whether it’s for work or personal reasons most of us have a lot going on in our lives, I know I do. How often do you stop to think about where your time goes? Are you focusing your time on achieving the right goals or just filling your time with a never-ending
Whether you call it a “profile” or a “summary” (the terms are synonymous), this section at the top of your resume where you briefly highlight your skills, experiences, and accomplishments, can make good use of prime real estate. (Source: Idealist Careers).