The Career Corner

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.

Write for the Reader: How to Gain a Hiring Manager’s Perspective and Increase Your Value

April 10, 2019

I read many, many resumes each month, yet I’m still surprised how many people have trouble looking at things from the hiring manager’s point of.

Getting in the Door: Ideas for Bypassing the Online Application Process

April 4, 2019

When it comes to the application process for a new job, a major source of frustration is the web-based application tool. Your resume is customized.

9 Tips for Turning Your Military Performance Report Bullets into a Civilian Ready Resume

April 3, 2019

Whether you’ve been in the military for two years or twenty, translating your military work experience into recruiter-friendly language for the civilian world can be.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating an Out-of-State Job Search

March 27, 2019

As a job candidate, you may have a surplus of reasons for seeking out-of-state employment. Perhaps you’re supporting your partner in their career growth, or.

21 Best Tips for a Successful Job Interview (Infographic)

March 26, 2019

Stressed about an upcoming interview? You’re not alone. That’s why there are so many self-help tips out there on how to rock the interview. You’ll.

The Top 5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Callbacks

March 20, 2019

You’ve spent hours in all of your free time (insert eye roll here) trying to write a resume that *hopefully* communicates your skills and experience.

10 Ways to be More Mindful at Work (Infographic)

March 13, 2019

Being mindful in the workplace can be a daunting task between all the demands constantly thrown your way. How are you supposed to take a.

The Dos and Don’ts of References

March 8, 2019

It’s a tale as old as resume-writing time: you start by writing an award-winning resume and wrap it up in a nice package by slapping.