En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Blog

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

4 Salary Negotiation Tips for the New Grad

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

You’re weeks or even days from graduating college- and that means you’re excited about making the “big bucks.” Too many times college grads will take the first offer, since it’s a lot more than your part-time gig pays. Don’t fall victim to a lower salary, and know your value—here are some tips to get the... » Read Full Article

Graduation is Here. What’s Next?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s almost May, which means graduation. With the changes in the job market, how does a new graduate approach their search? Keep reading for some tips for a new grad in the job market. Plus, some advice for Millennials, who might not know what they want to do—and that’s ok. The Opportunity Often times a... » Read Full Article

6 Ways to Nail Your 90-Day Plan

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

Have you gone to an interview and been asked “if hired, what will you achieve in the first 90 days?” It’s important for the hiring manager to envision what you will do for the organization, what impact you will have, and what you’re able to achieve. Here are three tips to help prepare you and... » Read Full Article

How to negotiate the best salary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

You made it through the interview process and you’ve reached the “official offer.” How do you make sure you’ll be paid what you’re expecting? Many candidates think they don’t have room for negotiating with a slowed economy, but this is far from true. Here are some tips to negotiate the best salary—which should start before... » Read Full Article

Freelance workers on the rise

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

Freelance work has become very popular over the years, and it’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans are currently freelance workers and that number continues to rise. With healthcare costs increasing, companies are making the shift to freelance work.  Baby boomers are looking to supplement their incomes, so freelance work is a perfect fit.  With... » Read Full Article

Turn a Temporary Position into a Job Offer

AUTHOR: Jessica Grant
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POSTED: March 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

In a competitive job market, securing a contract or temporary position for a great job is still a foot in the door. But how do you turn that position into something long term? Read on  for  tips from the ResumeEdge team for making this position a permanent one. Go Above and Beyond: If the position... » Read Full Article