interview

Work-Life Balance

The Ideal Work-Life Balance: Companies that are Getting It Right!

Thank you to Casandra Andrews and HerMoney.com for my latest interview with their publication. Here is the article in its entirety: Here’s how some companies are helping staff members strike a healthy balance between home life and their jobs. There’s nothing like living through nearly two years of a global health pandemic — with much …

The Ideal Work-Life Balance: Companies that are Getting It Right! Read More »

One Page Resume

Career Income Jump Summit: Participant Tips for Job Search Success

If you’re coming here after hearing me speak at Career Income Jump Summit, thank you. Here are a couple of excerpts from my presentation to help you in your job search. To truly have job search success, you must be both tenacious and optimistic.  However, there are times when the most determined jobseeker can struggle …

Career Income Jump Summit: Participant Tips for Job Search Success Read More »

Get a Clue Corporate America

Corporate America: Stop Finding Ridiculous Reasons to Downsize, Fire or Replace Employees to Boost Your Bottom Line

Well, it just happened again, and I doubt the trend will stop. Employers firing an employee without cause (they are never told why), or just making up something despite video, performance review, or other evidence to the contrary, to downsize or replace employees. If you are going to downsize, do it formally and publicly and take the …

Corporate America: Stop Finding Ridiculous Reasons to Downsize, Fire or Replace Employees to Boost Your Bottom Line Read More »

Know Your Value

“We often don’t realize our true value until after we negotiate a salary and benefits package.  Know your value, don’t just take that first offer.  Show them you are multifaceted and provide cross functional experience that is worthy of a better offer.  Most companies will give you more, you just need to ask.” – Karen …

Know Your Value Read More »

Tips to Prepare for a Telephone Interview

Tips to Prepare for a Telephone Interview

My recent feature in the National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) “Ask the Experts” forum 09/10/18 Karen Silins, A+ Career & Resume, LLC To prepare for a phone interview, have the following items ready: 1. Your resume, job ad, and company research. 2. Question(s) you want to ask. 3. Glass of water. 4. Turn off call-waiting. …

Tips to Prepare for a Telephone Interview Read More »

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

I found the above picture yesterday in a search for graphics, and it immediately struck me as perfect for my article. While everyone writing their resume is doing so in earnest and with the best information they have, often the person writing it may have received bad resume advice from friends and family, used poorly …

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume? Read More »