What is in a word? A whole lot, especially when it comes to your resume. As we have said again and again, hiring managers have only seconds to scan through your resume and their eyes are looking for words that stand out, words that tell them in a fraction of a second that your resume… Read More


Remember the old days when we used to have to actually go to employers to apply for jobs or read the classifieds in the paper and then call? Thanks to the Internet we can find jobs online, scope out and apply for jobs from our laptops. We can even network and get our foot in… Read More


In the current economic downturn, many households are looking for ways to bring in more income and pay their basic needs. This is especially tough for single mothers who are the only breadwinners for their households. Many of these long-suffering single parents are looking to college as a way to increase their earnings and future… Read More


I bet you never thought of business networking like a vegetable garden. Such an image seems far away from the dreaded experience of walking up to people and trying to convince them to be your friend so you can use them later to get a job. But, in actuality, networking is more than going to… Read More


Every day, with every interaction, you are building or destroying your professional network. Everything you do is an act of business networking. Before you think I am just being overdramatic, think about how you treat your co-workers or your superiors, how you act while you are at work, how you react to pleas for help… Read More


You will often hear that chances for business networking are all around, and it is true. Technically, every person you meet is a potential member of your network. However, some places are better than others. As much as you may hear about how great social media is for networking, the more traditional venues tend to… Read More


If you have read our previous posts How to Write Your Resume Cover Letter: Parts One and Two, then you are ready to finish up your cover letter. If you have not yet, we highly recommend that you read those posts first before continuing on below. If you have followed our previous two posts, you… Read More


If you have already gone through our post “How to Write Your Resume Cover Letter: Part One,” you have successfully created the Employer Information and Subject Line of your cover letter, and you are ready to start writing the body of your letter. In this post, we will cover the first and second paragraphs of… Read More