En Route: A Career Blog

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How to Handle Job Interview Rejection

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: September 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

The worst part of the job search is obviously the rejection. Nothing hurts more than investing your time and energy into a interview and feeling really positive about it, only to receive the dreaded rejection letter or maybe you don’t hear anything at all.  How do you overcome this? Here are some tips to help you... » Read Full Article

The Key Components of Your Resume

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

Whether you’ve been out in the workforce for many years or you’re a recent graduate, everyone’s resume should include these following key components. Lacking these may be why you’re not getting call in for the interview. Contact information: It sounds basic, but it’s very important to have your name and contact information visible on each... » Read Full Article

Why Didn’t I Land an Interview?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: July 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

You’ve found your dream job! You submitted your cover letter and resume as requested, but didn’t receive an interview. So what are you doing wrong? Here are some reasons as to why you might not make the cut. A resume that doesn’t fit the bill—Let’s face the fact that we’re not all professional writers, and... » Read Full Article

Why You May Not Be as Ready for Your Interview as You Think

AUTHOR: Ryan Hickey
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POSTED: July 15, 2014 at 9:44 am

Most people get apprehensive about interviews, whether they’re for an academic program or for a job. It is the part of the process over which you have the least amount of control — but that doesn’t mean you’re out of control. Follow these four tips to put your best foot forward in your next interview.... » Read Full Article

The Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Calls

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: June 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

You’ve tailored your resume, written unique cover letters, sent your follow-up emails. So why haven’t you heard anything back? 1. You’re Not Using Keywords Sure, you followed all the online directions, submitting Word docs of your resume and cover letter, dutifully filling out your contact info. But here’s the thing—no one may have actually looked at... » Read Full Article

Going Mobile for Your Job Hunt

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: June 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

If you’re like most people today, apps—whether it’s to check your email, scroll through Facebook, or listen to your favorite music—are probably something that you use on a daily basis to make your life easier and more convenient. So why not use an app for your job search? 1. LinkedIn This one is pretty obvious.... » Read Full Article

Professional Communications and Social Media

AUTHOR: Dodie T.
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POSTED: May 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

The expression, “you only have one chance to make a first impression” is a cliché for a reason. Given the ubiquitous nature of social media, I want my resume clients’ first impressions to be not just good, but to be the best possible. A key element to consider is how individuals present their personal brand... » Read Full Article

How to Target the Places You Want to Work

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 20, 2014 at 11:03 am

I remember in college my advisor stressing the importance of having a “target company list.” She kept telling me to do the research and have a plan, “This is your career and it’s important to find a good company to work for. You wouldn’t buy a car without doing the research, so why wouldn’t you... » Read Full Article

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