En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Professional

Retain Your Position After a Temporary Assignment

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 28, 2009 at 8:51 am

Businesses rely on a hardworking, innovative staff to be successful and profitable. In fact, corporate managers often attend workshops on recruiting and retaining top candidates. After completing a seasonal or temporary assignment with a company, you might wonder how to become the type of employee a hiring manager wants to retain. According to a group... » Read Full Article

Technical (IT) Interviews

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: August 5, 2008 at 5:34 am

Due to changes in staffing in the IT field, which include outsourcing and downsizing, jobseekers should be fully prepared to showcase their skills and talents during that small time frame allotted to them by the hiring authority. Unlike the last decade when IT skills were at a premium, now candidates must prove their worth. This... » Read Full Article

What “Right-Sizing” Means to Your Career

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 22, 2008 at 5:21 am

In the wake of imminent layoffs and the newly created term of “right-sizing,” it is important to establish yourself as a much needed fixture for your organization. The company you work for should believe that they are unable to operate smoothly without you. Much like electricity, you want to be considered a necessary commodity. It... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Making the Most of Your Certifications & Licensures

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 8, 2008 at 6:06 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Every professional designation that is germane to your career goal should be listed and showcased at the very beginning of your resume. Providing hiring managers with visual cues as to your professional level quickly and effectively captures their attention. Methods to Showcase Your Certifications and Licensure: 1. Include the licensure... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Enhancing Your Candidacy with Courses & Seminars

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME In many professions such as Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, and Law, professionals are required to maintain skills through continuing education and seminars. By providing this information to a hiring manager, you’ll be stating unequivocally that you are prepared for the demands of the current industry, and that you meet all legal... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Effective Networking Using Professional/Academic Affiliations

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME Because resumes are sent electronically or by regular mail, it’s not often that you can use your networking savvy until – or unless – you’re called in for an interview. However, by listing memberships in professional and academic societies, your resume is a silent partner in networking your skills to... » Read Full Article

If You’re Worried About Age Discrimination

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: November 13, 2007 at 9:47 am

by Darlene Zambruski, CPRW, SME In our youth-oriented culture many workers, some as young as 40, worry that their employment options diminish substantially with each passing year. To avoid the potential for age discrimination even before you’re invited to interview, make certain that your resume showcases your unique talents and qualifications, rather than your years... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Experience – Responsibilities

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: October 30, 2007 at 7:46 am

By Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Responsibilities are the daily tasks an employee is charged with. In many cases you can cull information from your job description, but to create a truly effective resume you must go several steps further and include within these responsibilities: 1. Data that is unique to your career,... » Read Full Article

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