Category: Career

Tailored Resume

TAILORED RESUME #1 Name/Address This section should include your full name, address, and telephone number (with area code) and email if you have it. Double check your phone number. Job Objective The “job objective”...

Resume Action Verbs

Action Verbs 1 achieved accelerated adapted adjusted administered advised analyzed applied approved assisted arranged attained budgeted chaired communicated coordinated conceived conducted compared completed controlled counseled created decided defined delegated developed demonstrated designed directed distributed effected...

Job Interview Questions Asked By Employers

Education How has your college experience prepared you for this career? Describe your most rewarding college experience. Why did you select Muhlenberg? What led you to choose your college major? What college subjects did...

How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

This information is meant to raise your awareness of issues related to interviewing and specific interview questions, not to scare you. Most employers are honest and only ask questions that are relevant to the...

Functional Resume

Name/Address This section should include your full name, address, and telephone number (with area code) and email if you have it. Double check your phone number. Job Objective The “job objective” should be a...

Common Resume Blunders

Make sure your resume is top-notch by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders. Too Focused on Job Duties One of the most prevalent resume blunders is to turn a resume into a boring listing...

Chronological Resume

Name/Address This section should include your full name, address, and telephone number (with area code) and email if you have it. Double check your phone number. Job Objective The “job objective” should be a...

3 Types of Interview

The purpose of an interview is to exchange information about you, the job, and prospective employer. For this reason, preparation is critical. Always research a company, know your skills and abilities, be professional and...

How to Write a Job Cover Letter

Most employers hiring for professional positions expect a cover letter with a resume. A carefully crafted cover letter is as important to your success as your resume. Letter Purpose The purpose of the letter...

Thank You Note after Job Interview

Below we will discuss seven quick tips for writing thank-you note after the job interview. Use these tips to create the thank you note. 1. Decide whether email or regular mail makes more sense...

The Informational Interview

What is an Informational Interview? The informational interview is an opportunity to learn about a career which interests you, by meeting and talking with someone who is working professionally in that field. In a...

Tips for Creating a Scannable Resume

Many human resource departments are now using technology to streamline their search for new employees.  It’s called electronic applicant tracking, and it can search for just about anything in your resume. It starts with...

Basic Salary Negotiation Skills

Research your profession’s salary range Check with recruiters, competitors, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Internet. Select a target salary or salary range You may not get the amount you...

Salary Negotiation

Few job seekers are prepared to discuss their pay requirements prior to a job offer or to negotiate it well after a job offer is made. As a result of their blunders, many job...

How to Start Networking

Networking Quick Facts 60% – 90% of jobs in today’s market are found through networking. Networking will assist you in locating un-advertised jobs (50 – 70%). It will lessen your job search time by...

Second Job Interview

A strong first interview will often result in a second interview. This time, you will most likely meet with more people. You may meet with staff members individually or simultaneously. The interview may also...

Job Interview Letters

After an interview, you might wish to send some follow-up correspondence in order to solve a problem or to present a proposal. We have already shown you some examples of thank-you letters and notes...

Job Interview Thank You

The Importance of Thank You Note Resumes and cover letters get the attention, but thank-you notes often get results. Sending thank-you notes makes both good manners and good job search sense. When used properly,...