8 Cover Letter Tips That Will Get You Hired

I can write a solid resume, interview well, and make sure that my online presence is on point. The one thing that's always been a struggle? The dreaded cover letter. [Read: 5 Cover Letter Myths-Busted] Cover letters can be absolute torture, and it feels like there are a million ways to screw them...

March 18, 2016

7 Reasons You Didn't Land The Job

You know the feeling. After hours searching for potential job leads, you find a role that looks perfect. Everything you'd been looking for in your next career move. You can hardly wait to fire off your application and progress through the interview stages... Except that disappointment is often what greets job seekers next.

March 18, 2016

Four Things that Ruin a Job Search

In a perfect world, everyone has a job that they love and that pays well. In the real world, though, most people change jobs a number of times in the course of their career. In between jobs, there is no way to know exactly how long it will take for you find a new job.

March 18, 2016

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter)

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon? Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia. I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you're applying.

March 9, 2016

Career Center Episode 20 - March 2016 Job Search and Peer Support...Why it's Important! | Naperville NCTV17

This month's edition of Career Center takes a look at why being a part of an accountability group is important to staying focused while one is in a job search. Guests Karen Novak and Tom Althoff provide insight and the power of peer support as it relates to two of the Community Career Center's Accountability Groups, Lean In Circles for Women and The Man Cave for Men.

March 8, 2016

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2016

"In today's job market, your resume needs to immediately stand out," says Dawn Bugni, a professional resume writer in Wilmington, N.C. Attention spans are at an all-time short, with hiring managers spending just six seconds looking at a resume before deciding whether the applicant is worth further consideration, a recent study by TheLadders found.

March 5, 2016

What The Best Resumes, Interviews And Other Job Search Materials Have In Common

Ditch subjective claims like being "results-oriented" or having "extensive" experience and provide objective proof of actual results and experience. Regardless of industry or level, the best resumes, interviews and other job search material are specific and measurable in their claims. Here are 8 ways to add numbers and metrics to your job search marketing.

March 4, 2016