The Quest for the Good Enough Resume
I have seen many job seekers lose their way when it comes to resumes. Their determined efforts to craft compelling content get swallowed up by the quest for perfection, a dubious goal for such a subjective process.
The job search period goes hand-in-hand with deep reflection. It’s a time to get advice, build new skills and even redefine yourself. Explore our resources.
The 21st century has been a turbulent one for the U.S. workforce. One of the consequences has been periods of unemployment for large bands of professionals across many industries. Formerly spotless resumes had to contend with the problem of the dreaded gap – periods...read more
Our JVS job seekers are insightful, curious, powerful individuals. They help and inspire each other every day at JVS. We facilitate an environment that is both innovative and aspirational; this is where transformation happens. In line with our coverage of age...read more
Here you are. Your dream job. This one will bounce you back. Twenty years of executive admin experience. A rockin’ LinkedIn profile. Fabulous dress. And your friend in accounting forwarded your resume. You strike the power pose because, you know, you got this. But,...read more
If you can remember gas rationing, or seeing the original Star Wars six times in the summer of ‘77, chances are good you’re “of a certain age.” If you’re also a woman currently looking for a job, economists say there’s a pretty good chance you’re experiencing hiring...read more
As a job seeker, you’re often responding to a lot of questions. “What was your last position?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” And the dreaded, “Why should I hire you?” But there’s one tool you have as a job seeker that turns this structure on its head: the...read more
Isn’t it amazing? There are so many opportunities to learn practically anything you’d like with online learning, and it’s free! Here, we answer some of your burning questions about online learning. Have other questions? Please submit them in the comments. Why do so...read more
I have seen many job seekers lose their way when it comes to resumes. Their determined efforts to craft compelling content get swallowed up by the quest for perfection, a dubious goal for such a subjective process. While everyone will have an opinion on your resume,...read more
Mythbuster #1: I don’t need social media. That’s just for fun – cat videos and kid photos. Get online and show what you know. Update your LinkedIn profile and go further by publishing an article. Follow your target companies on Twitter and learn what’s important to...read more
The job market is booming again, with 257,000 jobs added to the U.S economy in January 2015. And it’s not all millennials getting hired—in fact, unemployment among adults age 45-55 dropped from 5% to 4.1% in January. Studies show that baby boomers now hold an average...read more
You’ve had the experience of dating in your life, right? Did you enjoy it: the mystery of getting to know a stranger, the thrill of the chase, the risk of rejection, or the challenge of making the right decisions? Dating is fun for some; job-hunting, not so much. It...read more