Let’s face it, job hunting is no quick and easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort to create an application which might get you to the next stage in the recruitment process – but how do you stand out in the crowd? What differentiates you from the rest? What makes you ‘great’ […]

While resume writing is an integral skill for successfully breaking into the job market, not everyone has exposure to it in a formal setting. Many are forced to take matters into their own hands to craft a resume that is a static representation of who they are professionally. I’m sure many of you are no […]

When it comes to the present job market, there is still a greater supply of candidates than available job openings. For every open position, a recruiter should be able to provide at least a few viable candidates that they’ve short listed from the mass of applicants via resume review and prescreens. Hoping to make it […]

Your parents and grandparents probably had careers that went along the vertical growth path.  They started working for Company X somewhere near the bottom and over the course of their lifetimes slowly climbed the ladder to get to the highest possible position they could attain. Times have changed. These days companies look less for a […]

Did you know that recruiters spent only six seconds reviewing a resume? Whoa, what? Only six seconds to make a great impression? According to The Ladders, recruiters invest 80 percent of those six seconds looking at the name, current position, previous position, and education. Those would be the aspects that require special attention. The only question […]

We read and talk about job hopping and how it can be detrimental to one’s career, but I posit that staying in the same position too long (what I call ‘job clinging’) can be just as detrimental – if not worse – to career advancement, salary increases and professional development opportunities than job hopping. Long […]