Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” While the idea of scanning versus reading a resume may be terrifying – understanding where our eyes dart and making … Continue reading “Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!”

How to Build Up to Writing 2500 Words a Day for Your Blog

You try and you try, but you cannot seem to produce more than 300 words per hour? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Every blog writer has tasted that beginner’s frustration, and so did that guy from the café corner that seems more like a typing machine than a human being. The key to successful … Continue reading “How to Build Up to Writing 2500 Words a Day for Your Blog”

5 Skills Women in Leadership Positions Need to Learn

Women are not promoted to leadership roles as often as men. However, they usually thrive when they are, because many of their skills that seem to either be “societally expected” or natural to “women’s roles” help them thrive as leaders in a business environment. Luckily, this is now being noticed. One of the top 2016 … Continue reading “5 Skills Women in Leadership Positions Need to Learn”

Rediscovering The World Of Work After A Career Break

The world of work can be a daunting place at the best of times. If you’ve had a break from working, even the prospect of applying for jobs may fill you with anxiety. If you’ve taken a career break, here are some handy hints to help you rediscover the world of work and get used … Continue reading “Rediscovering The World Of Work After A Career Break”

Benefits of Certifications for your IT Career

Looking for a career in IT? You’re not alone. With a burgeoning skills gap and job market growth rates well above the national average, there has never been a better time to make your mark on the industry. That said, getting ahead in IT demands more than an interest in technology and a solid resume. … Continue reading “Benefits of Certifications for your IT Career”

Looking at a Career in Auditing? Here’s What You Need to Know

It’s an auditor’s job to forensically examine the finer workings of a company. You will be expected to go through reams of paperwork and dissect it all in great detail. Not everyone has what it takes to be an auditor, but it can be a lucrative and rewarding career choice for anyone with a head … Continue reading “Looking at a Career in Auditing? Here’s What You Need to Know”

The Most In Demand Careers For 2017

New years bring new beginnings, and for some it’s an opportune time to change careers. 2017 could be the best year for your career change as 92% of employers are intending to maintain their employment rates or increase them. A study by Hired, a website that matches potential employees to their most suitable jobs, found … Continue reading “The Most In Demand Careers For 2017”

You Have 6 Seconds to Impress

Yes, it’s true, this comes from a report that revealed the average recruiter checks out a CV for just six seconds before either tossing it or putting it in a pile marked maybe. You need to make sure you get past that first elimination round because it won’t be until after that they start looking … Continue reading “You Have 6 Seconds to Impress”