The Career Corner

Skills vs Degree – Which One Trumps in a Job Interview?

April 28, 2015

Exorbitant student loans constitute just one reason why young people eager to experience the world may want to reconsider college, says Ed Basler, a veteran.

The Exciting Challenges of a Career in Cyber Security

April 22, 2015

Cyberattacks like the hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and Target have put serious cybercrime on the radar of the American public and government alike, so.

Want to Impress Your Job Recruiter? Here’s How!

April 15, 2015

A new crop of graduates will be leaving colleges and universities this spring, armed with a host of degrees and hoping to find good jobs..

How Fear Spreads Quickly from Leaders to Employees

April 9, 2015

In my blog posts, I am always writing to the job seeker or to the person looking for help with their resume. In today’s post, I.

Don’t be Tempted by these 5 Resume Tricks

April 1, 2015

Disguising a spotty job history, avoiding showing your age, trying to get around resume-screening software are all things some people look at when putting together.

The Challenging Path to College and Your Dream Job

March 25, 2015

With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and.

One Must-Have to be a Viable Player in Today’s Workforce: Listening

March 17, 2015

Today, it seems “busyness” is the measure of success. We power through our emails, conference calls, and business lunches at breakneck speed. Unfortunately, all this.

Lying On Your Resume and Other Workplace Mistakes

March 10, 2015

I am always surprised that most workers believe they won’t be fired (short of a company shut-down) unless they are either grossly incompetent or they’ve.

5 Key Components of a Well-Constructed Career

March 4, 2015

Singer-song writer Willie Nelson once said that “99 percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the juke box.

How a Globally Focused Education Can Help Your Career

February 24, 2015

The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally.

Are Your References Derailing Your Job Search?

February 4, 2015

Each time you make it past the résumé-review stage and interview with a potential employer, the meeting seems to go really well. But then—crickets. If.

Ace the Interview with these Tips from the Experts

February 3, 2015

So you put together a stellar resume, wrote a winning cover letter and landed an interview for your dream job. The hard work’s done, right?.

Tips to Start a Viable Post-Military Career for Returning Vets

January 27, 2015

As the Department of Defense continues its drawdown of American military personnel after decades of major troop deployment, tens of thousands of American troops are.

12 Types of Bosses – Which One Describes Yours?

January 20, 2015

There are 12 types of bosses, each with a different management style, says Geoffrey James, business author and blogger for Inc.com “Everyone needs a field.

Failure to Launch: Common Job Search Mistakes

January 13, 2015

While this year’s college graduates are and will be facing a tough job market, they can still take comfort from the fact that many employers.

What You Wish You’d Known before Your Job Interview (Infographic)

January 6, 2015

This nifty little infographic gives you all the tips and tricks needed to avoid the common mistakes and ace your job interview! Maybe you’re a.

Soft Skills Questions You Might Face in Your Next Interview

December 30, 2014

You’ve polished your resume, updated your references and picked up your best outfit from the dry cleaners. You’re ready for that big interview. But while.

Before You Hit Send Follow these Tips to Get Your Resume Read

December 23, 2014

Finding that perfect job opportunity doesn’t come around very often for many, and when it does, excitement can take over and cloud the ability to.

Thinking about Switching Careers in 2015?

December 16, 2014

In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection.

Use this Social Media Strategy to Find a Job

December 8, 2014

If a social media strategy isn’t at the top of your list when starting your job-searching endeavors, you might find the process slow and tedious..

Top 5 Resume Mistakes for Recent Graduates

August 25, 2014

I was hesitant to write this article, because there’s no shortage of “top X” lists in the world of career prep. However, I’ve noticed many.

Reverse-engineering the Hiring Process: Start With Your Offer Letter and Work Your Way Back

June 30, 2014

When I’m coaching clients on taking the next step in their career, I’m always surprised at how our instincts can steer us down the wrong.

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

April 21, 2014

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.

The Death of the Objective Statement

October 21, 2013

I remember exactly when I learned how to write a resume. It was my freshman year of high school in my keyboarding class. I’m 32.