Everything you need to write a good LinkedIn summary. When most people first get started using LinkedIn, they’re often overwhelmed by the many different sections of their new online profile that must be filled in to be most effective on the platform. Perhaps one of the most important, though often rushed-through pieces, is the summary area on a LinkedIn profile. Whether you’re just trying to update your LinkedIn profile or are starting anew, here are some best practices. … [Read more...] about How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary
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These side hustle ideas can help satisfy your creative cravings -- and fill up your Paypal account too! Are you unsatisfied at work?he Or maybe you’re not unsatisfied, but there’s something missing from your current role. Perhaps you’re looking for a creative outlet, or a chance to pick up a new skill. Side hustles, as they’ve come to be known, are part-time jobs you create for yourself in addition to a regular full-time job. The fact that they’re a hustle is usually an attest to the fact that they come back to a passion and aren’t just a money maker. Though truthfully, most side hustles are also a way to fill in the gaps as far as what you’re earning at your full-time job, and how much money you want to make to be happy. … [Read more...] about Side Hustle Ideas That Fit Your Passions
Thinking of rescheduling an interview should make you think again! The big day has arrived and you suddenly find yourself battling a nasty cold. Do you go ahead with the job interview or contact the interviewer to reschedule? Many career pundits strongly urge job candidates to fulfill interview obligations. However, we've never met a company recruiter that wants to sit across from a job candidate that constantly coughs and sneezes. Rescheduling an interview because you're sick is a no brainer; you only have to speak a few cold medicine addled words to get the job interviewer on your side. Outside of a bout with a nasty cold, you need to follow a few steps for rescheduling an interview that include knowing exactly what to say. … [Read more...] about Rescheduling an Interview – Here’s What to Stay
It's not as easy as it sounds, finding the direction that your career should go in. Some people are lucky, they know from early on what they want to do and pursue it, finding happiness and success in their chosen field. However, statistically, most people will change their career path at least three times in their life - so if you're not sure what you want to do just yet, you are certainly not alone, and this article may be able to give you a little bit more clarification. … [Read more...] about How To Find The Career That Is Best For You
It feels like a kick in the gut: that polite phone call, or carefully worded job rejection e-mail that announces that you didn't get the job, but "wishes you the best of luck in your job search." After days of wondering "did I get the job?" and constantly checking your voicemail, it's natural to feel discouraged after a job rejection e-mail or phone call. Inevitably, you'll start to question yourself. Was there a typo in your cover letter? Did your carefully prepared answers come off as too rehearsed? Should you have went with a traditional pantsuit instead of a trendy blazer? … [Read more...] about Wondering Why You Didn't Get The Job? Here's Your Answer
The best way to learn how to end a cover letter, is to learn how to begin a cover letter effectively. Many people glance over the importance of a cover letter, thinking that an employer will do the same, when this simply isn’t the case. Depending on the type of employer, they may even value the cover letter over the value of the resume. How to begin, and how to close a cover letter are essential aspects of your next application. Let’s think about how… Why is a cover letter so important? A cover letter is important because it is essentially a demonstration of fit, relative to any position. The fact of the matter is that when you see a position you are interested in, you might be thinking to yourself, “of course I can do that!” The same thing can’t be said for an employer when they finally take a look at your application. Your cover letter is an expository document, meant to guide a hiring manager to the most important parts of your resume. Should I create a separate cover letter for … [Read more...] about How to End a Cover Letter – Close It the Right Way!