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This Week in Career Advice: What is a Letter of Interest?

This Week in Career Advice: What is a Letter of Interest?

Have you ever heard of the hidden job market? It’s all the career opportunities that are not publicly advertised. How do you land a hidden job? If you’ve never heard of the opportunities, how do you know they’re available? Simple! You ask using a letter of interest.

March 3, 2018 | By More
This Week in Career Advice: 5 Colorful Resume Templates

This Week in Career Advice: 5 Colorful Resume Templates

Do you want to stand out in a crowded pool of applicants? While the content of your resume is the surest way to make a statement, the overall design ultimately makes the first impression. Get your next boss’ attention with these FREE creative resume templates from Canva.

November 24, 2017 | By More
This Week in Career Advice: 5 Stylish Resume Designs

This Week in Career Advice: 5 Stylish Resume Designs

  We’re all familiar with the plain-jane resume templates found in Word. Unfortunately, since we’re all familiar with them, using them increases your chances of having a resume that looks like everybody else’s. If you want your resume to stand out among the thousands of other pages of single columns and Times New Roman, check […]

November 20, 2017 | By More
This Week in Career Advice: Resumes — When to Update, and When to Start Over!

This Week in Career Advice: Resumes — When to Update, and When to Start Over!

As your professional career advances, so do the number of professional accomplishments. Over time, this can translate to many different job titles, and ultimately, a decision between continuing to update your resume as it currently stands and starting over again. Which option should you choose? 

October 20, 2017 | By More
This Week in Career Advice: How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

This Week in Career Advice: How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

Watch as The Futur’s Chris Do and Jose Caballer review everyday resumes and offer advice on how they can be improved. 

July 14, 2017 | By More
How Good Does Your Resume Look?

How Good Does Your Resume Look?

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes […]

May 15, 2016 | By More
Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]

April 17, 2015 | By More
What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]

April 16, 2014 | By More
Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

The résumé that landed you a job five or ten years ago may no longer be as effective as it once was, especially if it was the “one size fits all” type. In order to conduct a successful job search, it’s essential that you custom fit your document to the targeted position and its challenges. […]

February 18, 2014 | By More
Tips for Experienced Insurance Job Seekers

Tips for Experienced Insurance Job Seekers

Older professionals who are seeking new positions in today’s difficult job market already know that even though age discrimination is illegal, it’s still widely practiced among some employers. Getting an interview can often be difficult for older applicants. For that reason, well-tailored insurance resumes that downplay age and highlight achievements is essential in today’s job search. […]

September 28, 2012 | By More