En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Professional

Dealing with Age Discrimination and Employment Gaps

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 25, 2009 at 8:26 am

You’ve heard the saying, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” Well maybe so, but employers don’t necessarily think that way when scanning resumes. Unfortunately, many of them shy away from hiring seasoned people because these pros are perceived as inflexible, over-trained, and worst of all, too expensive. Likewise, what if you have gaps between... » Read Full Article

Move Up the Ladder at Your Current Company

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 4, 2009 at 7:54 am

by Marcie Niedbalski, MBA, BS, CPRW, ResumeEdge.com Editor Moving up the corporate ladder does not necessarily require you to gain employment at a new company. Many times employees can earn a promotion within their current company through initiative and hard work. In order to increase your value to your current employer, you need to continually... » Read Full Article

Retain Your Position After a Temporary Assignment

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

by David Jensen, CPRW, CARW, CEIP, ResumeEdge.com Editor 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... » Read Full Article

Technical (IT) Interviews

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

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME 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 timeframe allotted to them by the hiring authority. Unlike the last decade when IT skills were at a premium,... » Read Full Article

What “Right-Sizing” Means to Your Career

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

by Keala Griffin, ResumeEdge.com Editor 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... » Read Full Article

Overcoming Employer Objections to an Online Degree

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: July 15, 2008 at 6:30 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME As the world and economy changes so does the manner in which an individual completes educational requirements. To ensure that employers and interviewers give the same weight to an online degree as one received from a traditional school, include the following points on your resume or make... » Read Full Article

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

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POSTED: July 8, 2008 at 6:06 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, 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... » Read Full Article

If You’re Returning to Work After a Long Hiatus

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 29, 2008 at 10:10 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME It’s no secret that an increasing number of men have opted to be stay-at-home moms, while even the most energetic career women sometimes have to leave the workforce because of family needs. Even if years separate you from the last job and the new career goal, there... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Enhancing Your Candidacy with Courses & Seminars

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POSTED: April 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, 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... » 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, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, 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... » Read Full Article

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