En Route: A Career Blog

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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

Tips to Overcome an Online Degree Obstacle in an Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

While more and more employers are accepting online degrees, some companies still view them as “less of an education.” Many recruiters say when you have an applicant that attended an onsite campus versus someone who attended classes online, the onsite candidate will get the job—they just feel they receive a better education onsite.  Here are... » Read Full Article

The Job Interview Checklist

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Job seekers are often frustrated when submitting their resume and never receiving a response—it just feels like a big waste of time. It could be that you’re getting passed over because you haven’t taken the time to make sure that you look good to a potential employer in places other than your resume. Many interviewers... » Read Full Article

Owning Your Own Job Search: Networking

RESUME WRITER: Rachel W.
CATEGORY: Blog, taking charge of your career
POSTED: February 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

After providing a newly edited resume to our customers they are often not sure what the next steps to take are. The next step after a getting a great resume is networking! However, what exactly does “networking” look like? There are generally three different methods for successful networking: attending networking events, utilizing LinkedIn®, and connecting... » Read Full Article

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall. Highlight your expert area Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a... » Read Full Article

The Advantages in Hiring Veterans

AUTHOR: Dodie T.
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POSTED: February 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm

After serving in the US Army Reserve and as a Career Counselor with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), I am always honored to work with veterans or those transitioning from military service to the civilian sector. For additional input, I contacted Sherman Swafford, Regional Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment... » Read Full Article

Four Ways to Jump Start Your Job Search

RESUME WRITER: Michelle K.
CATEGORY: Blog, Job search in New Year
POSTED: February 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A new year is a great opportunity to start fresh, which got me thinking about jumpstarting my job search.  Doing things differently, especially when it comes to a job search, can be daunting.  When was the last time you rewrote and reformatted your resume? I rationalize the need to leave things the same.  “My resume... » Read Full Article

Defining your Core Career Plan

AUTHOR: Susan Brodie
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POSTED: February 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

In parts one and two, we talked about assessing your current position and the steps to take to find a new one. In the final part of the series, we will talk about Tool #3, which provides the key for developing your career plan. This means understanding what your profession and career really are. Your... » Read Full Article

Mapping your Career Path

AUTHOR: Susan Brodie
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POSTED: January 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

In my first post, I covered how to accurately assess the current state of your career. Tool #2 will help you create a linear map of your career path. When I began teaching career planning, I thought a career path was something you followed that was laid out by your organizational or company structure.  I... » Read Full Article

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