En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Employment Tips

“Strategies for Veterans to Land a Civilian Job”

AUTHOR: Greg Wood and Tom Stein
POSTED: December 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

If you’re a Veteran and you want to learn the best strategies for transitioning your experience into Civilian employment, you will want to read The Hire Tactics. Tom Stein and Greg Wood’s The Hire Tactics goes in depth to provide a meaningful “how-to” guide for today’s veteran looking to enter the private employment market. Their approach... » Read Full Article

Navigating a Career Transition

CATEGORY: Employment Tips, Find the Right Job, Tips on Entering a New Industry
POSTED: August 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Career transitions are difficult, period. You may be forced into a transition via a layoff, or from prospects drying up in your field, or by your desire to try something new. When you’re laid off (or terminated) or unhappy in your job, it’s an emotional time: you’re angry,... » Read Full Article

Tips for New Grads to Get That First Job

CATEGORY: Employment Tips, Find the Right Job
POSTED: July 23, 2013 at 7:36 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer When a college journey comes to a close, graduating students often find themselves in an exciting, yet frightening situation. You know how it can be: After years of having a place to always be and an identity of who you are on campus, it can be unsettling to suddenly... » Read Full Article

Making the Best of a Furlough

CATEGORY: Employment Tips
POSTED: May 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

by Kimberly S., ResumeEdge Certified Writer – If you’re facing a furlough, the prospect of a smaller paycheck can be unnerving. But there are ways to keep money in your pocket during that time. Being strategic and resourceful will put you ahead of the competition—and may even help you make your next career move. No... » Read Full Article

Overcoming Age Discrimination

CATEGORY: Employment Tips
POSTED: April 23, 2013 at 8:02 am

If you are over 50 years old and looking for a job, the dismaying odds of age discrimination may have crossed your mind. Despite a wealth of career experiences, it’s common for mature job hunters to get discouraged in today’s fierce employment market. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports a stunning 17% hike... » Read Full Article

How to Turn a Temp Position into a Permanent One

CATEGORY: Employment Tips
POSTED: April 16, 2013 at 7:35 am

by Kimberly S, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Temping has always been a great way to gain new skills, explore unfamiliar companies, or bring in a paycheck between permanent positions. However, in this tough job market, companies increasingly use temporary staff to not only meet office needs, but improve their bottom line. Over the next five... » Read Full Article

New Grads: Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Competition

CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume, Employment Tips, Find the Right Job
POSTED: April 9, 2013 at 7:42 am

by Bob M, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – For many college students, the month of May brings a new level of excitement and apprehension, as well. That’s because, for them, it is time to graduate. However, the market has not been very kind to college grads in recent years. True, the average unemployment rate for people... » Read Full Article

Thank-You Letters — Another Chance to Impress

CATEGORY: Employment Tips
POSTED: March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

More than a simple courtesy, a well written and strong thank-you letter can help a candidate rise above the competition and land the all-important next round interview. It is a must-have item that demands space on every job seeker’s tool belt. If you are a candidate who has a winning resume and an effective cover... » Read Full Article

Returning to Work After Having Your Children?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: March 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

According to an abcnews.com article, a Census Bureau report states that the majority of  new mothers are returning to work within a year of giving birth. The piece continues: “Of the 3.6 million women who gave birth from July 1997 through June 1998, about 59 percent returned to the work force within a year of having... » Read Full Article

Pre-employment Background Checks – Should You Be Worried?

CATEGORY: Employment Tips
POSTED: February 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

by Lou H, CPRW, ResumeEdge Certified Writer –   Just about every company will require a pre-employment background check before bringing on a new employee. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 unless you have something to hide. In that case, you may have an issue that needs to be brought out before a prospective employer discovers... » Read Full Article

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