The Career Corner

The Do’s and Don’ts of Giving Your Job Search a Dose of Personality

December 4, 2019

There’s a reason resumes, cover letters, and interview processes exist, and it’s because they allow recruiters to filter applicants based on their professional qualifications quickly..

3 Tips for Landing Your Next Job on LinkedIn

September 19, 2019

Whether you’re using LinkedIn for the first time, or the first time in a long time, it’s crucial that you’re up-to-speed on LinkedIn best practices.

6 Solid Ways to Explain Why You Left a Previous Job

September 4, 2019

If you really enjoy the thrill of super awkward conversations, just go into your next job interview without an answer prepared for the question: “Why.

10 Things Not to Put in Your CV (Infographic)

August 28, 2019

Our specialty might be helping our clients craft a resume that helps them stand out on paper, but we also spend a fair amount of.

How to Gracefully Transition Back into Your Career After Being a Stay-At-Home Parent

August 21, 2019

Let’s start by recognizing that being a stay-at-home parent definitely isn’t an extended vacation from your career. You spend your days prioritizing tasks, cleaning up.

Taking Charge of Your Job Search: 3 Quotes to Help You Feel Less Helpless During the Process

August 14, 2019

Looking for a new job is the worst. For many people, even thinking about the grueling cycle of applying, interviewing, and facing rejection is enough.

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Resume Instantly

August 7, 2019

The good news is a recruiter wants to take a look at your resume. The bad news is she wants it by tomorrow, and you.

3 Reasons Why You Should Still Use a Cover Letter

July 24, 2019

There are a lot of mixed feelings out there about whether a cover letter is worth the time it takes to write it. Resumes are.

How Do You Decide if a Job is Right for You?

July 17, 2019

Let’s play out a scenario that happens time and time again. You’re applying for new jobs and expect that maybe only a third of them.

5 Steps to Successfully Transition into Your New Career

July 10, 2019

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been considering a career change for a while. Taking risks (especially in your career) doesn’t come easy for.

What to Know Before You Go: 4 Things to Research About a Company Before the Interview

July 3, 2019

When you hear “interview prep,” you probably think of preparing answers about yourself, but have you thought about how you might respond when recruiters ask.

Questions from Redditors Part 3: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 26, 2019

Here at Executive Drafts, we love engaging directly with people and providing high-value, completely free advice.  We are frequent contributors on Reddit, where we have.

How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume [Infographic]

June 25, 2019

Have you wondered how an applicant tracking system (ATS) works? Or how important it actually is? While ATS systems have been primarily used in tech-focused.

Questions from Redditors Part 2: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 19, 2019

Here at Executive Drafts, we love engaging directly with people and providing high-value, completely free advice.  We are frequent contributors on Reddit, where we have.

Questions from Redditors Part 1: Executive Drafts owner Jeremy Shreve answers some of Reddit’s resume FAQs

June 13, 2019

Here at Executive Drafts, we love engaging directly with people and providing high-value, completely free advice.  We are frequent contributors on Reddit, where we have.

5 Reasons Why You Should Think of LinkedIn as a Networking Event

June 4, 2019

If you’re using LinkedIn like just another one of your social media outlets, you’re doing it all wrong. Your ability to use LinkedIn appropriately as.

A College Student’s Guide to Landing Your First Job

May 29, 2019

Congratulations—it’s taken four years of hard work (or five, or six—we won’t judge!) and now you’re preparing to walk across that stage and pick up.

12 Pro Tips for Optimizing your LinkedIn [Infographic]

May 16, 2019

In the age of social media, it’s easy to treat LinkedIn more like another social profile and less like the career self-marketing tool it is..

The Art of the Cover Letter: Tips for getting noticed and getting an interview

May 15, 2019

When people ask what I do for a living, I tell them I am a professional career coach who helps people get jobs (the inverse.

12 Ways to Impress Your First Days on the Job

May 8, 2019

If you’re the kind of person who laid out your clothes the day (or even a couple of weeks) before the first day of school,.

How to Negotiate a Gap in Your Career

May 1, 2019

There are lots of reasons that people have to take an employment hiatus—caring for a loved one, personal illness, getting laid off, staying at home.

15 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid [Infographic]

April 30, 2019

Remember: you have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé (or Bill Gates, or JK Rowling, or whoever you admire–you get the point). Deciding.

6 Reasons Why That Job You Hate Might be the Best Thing for Your Career

April 24, 2019

Almost everyone has been there at one point or another. Either you take a job fully expecting to hate it just because you needed to.

Executive Drafts Founder Jeremy Shreve: Demystifying the Job Interview

April 17, 2019

Staying on top of current recruiting trends in a landscape where the rules are always changing is a nearly impossible task, but one that Jeremy.

6 ‘Thank You’ Note Mistakes [Infographic]

April 11, 2019

You rocked that interview–you just know it. Now you get to just sit back and relax, right? Not if you want to increase your chances.