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Learn using keywords in your resume

Learn using keywords in your resume

Career
Keywords are specific words or phrases used to describe an applicant’s skills or experience. They are often specific buzzwords that are used in a particular industry. For example, someone looking for a job in a writing field might use specific words like “copywriter” or “business writer.” A person looking for a management position might use words like “change management,” or “organizational leadership.” Why Should Applicants Use Keywords In a Resume? A resume is a marketing tool and is used to convince the recruiter or hiring manager that the applicant is a good bet and should be brought in for an interview. Considering that many recruiters spend 10 seconds or less reviewing resumes, that marketing message has to be powerful and quick. Keywords put an applicant’s skills into focu...
How to tell it is time to change careers

How to tell it is time to change careers

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If the thought of returning to work in the New Year 2021, post-COVID pandemic, gives anyone the dry heaves or shakes, without the benefit of the night before, it's probably time to consider options for a new career path. Burn out and boredom from the present workload are both stress inducing; at least considering and researching other options gives a sense of doing something and taking control. Is it Burn Out, Boredom, or Something Else The first step is to decide if it is the job, the employee, or something else that is causing those knots in the stomach and that panic feeling upon arriving at work. Is the work situation and/or environment a healthy one or one filled with put downs and anxiety? Is the job challenging or just stress inducing? Is the workload OK but the co-workers...
Recognizing When It’s Time To Seek New Employment

Recognizing When It’s Time To Seek New Employment

Career
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when your current job is challenging rather than mentally and emotionally draining. Knowing when it’s time to leave and look for new and more satisfying employment can save you a lot of time, energy and frustration. Here are a few signs to keep an eye out for. You No Longer Feel You’re Growing Have you been feeling your current job has nothing else to offer you? While it’s understandable to want to wait around for a new project to make you feel reinvigorated, what if that doesn’t happen? What if you find yourself feeling exactly how you do now when that project is over? Feeling as if you’ve hit a ceiling is a sign it’s time to make some changes You’ve Been (Unsuccessfully) Suppressing the Urge to Find a New Job Maybe you’ve found yourself checking o...
How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

How to Make Yourself Marketable for a Job

Career
With the economy in the shape it is currently in, jobs are generally very difficult to come by. We all likely know someone who is being directly affected by unemployment, or it may be you personally. If you are unemployed, the best thing to do is to concentrate all of your efforts on presenting yourself as employable and marketable as possible. I have some tips to share to help prepare you for the dog-eat-dog job market out there. It is competitive, and you must stand out and represent yourself as different from the rest. This is how you land a job, by selling yourself. Consumers want the best product for their money, and it is no different in the employment world. The Right Job for You Be sure to apply for jobs which you are well-qualified for and believe are a good fit for y...
How To Work Abroad And Travel In Limited Budget

How To Work Abroad And Travel In Limited Budget

Career, Travel
Travel is a great way to explore new places and meet new people, but when budgets are concerned, things start to get limited. While working and travel might sound just as restrictive, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Whether it’s working in a bustling café, picking fruit in a sunny valley or getting corporate in an office halfway across the world from home, having a job in a new place keeps things interesting and affordable. Top Benefits to Working Abroad Rather than being a tourist in a new place, working makes it easier to become part of the community and build friendships that will give more insight into the culture than most traveller would ever anticipate. Other benefits include: -Building relationships with co-workers and making new friends -Getting lo...