🙌 3 Resume Tips Job Seekers NEED to Know!

Plus: How to find a job after being a stay at home parent!

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In today's email:

  • Job seekers need to know this! Three resume tips everyone should know.

  • EVERY job is temporary & you are a Business-of-One. You might need to hear this today!

  • How to find a job after being a stay at home parent! Here’s what you need to know.

  • Two Truths & A Lie. Can you detect the lie?

  • Do you know how to “manage up” in your job? This can help you reach your career goals.

Here’s what’s going on in the news (related to careers of course):

You think you know everything about writing a good resume?

If you do, that’s great, and if you don’t, that okay too. Many people don’t know how to write a good resume, that’s why you are here! It’s not your fault, you were just never taught how. We can help and it starts by understanding these 3 things about your resume:

  1. Your resume should be strictly fact-based.

  2. You need a custom resume for every job you apply to.

  3. Your resume will NOT get you the job.

If you take the time to learn why these three tips make a good resume, then you will start to see success in your job search. Keep reading to learn more about our three tips every job seeker needs to know about writing a resume.

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EVERY Job Is Temporary & You Are A Business-Of-One! 💯☝️

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How do you find a job after being a stay at home parent? Moms and dads everywhere make the decision to take time off from their career to care for their children when they are young. When their children start to grow up and are no longer needing their parents undivided attention, many moms and dads decide to jump back into their career. The problem? Many don’t know where to start and are worried it will be very difficult to find a job after taking a long break. Here are our best tips for parents re-entering the workforce:

Below are three stories about interview experiences, however, two are true and one is a lie. Can you figure out which ones are real and which one is the lie?

Story #1: There was a promotions company that needed a graphic designer to add to their team of four. We were walking and interviewing, so they could show me the office, and they got to where I would be working. It was a closet. There were four people in there, desks pushed along every wall. The back of their chairs touched, they were so crammed close together. Their MacBook screens were edge to edge all the way around. There were no lights. I repeat: literally no lights. They looked up at us as we opened the door with giant computer screen glowing eyeballs. It was the creepiest and most bizarre workspace I'd ever seen. When we started walking back to the interviewer's office, I basically said I had to go.

Story #2: "We'd like to bring you on as a full time District Attorney. Due to budget constraints we will not be able to provide relocation compensation or compensation the first year. Budget permitting, we will consider compensation and benefits after the first year." "So, you want me to relocate across the country, work for free for a year without promise of paid employment after that year?" "We understand if this isn't for everyone." "I appreciate the opportunity to interview. Please let me know if your search expands to include paid employment for a District Attorney." And with that I hung up. Shortest interview ever.

Story #3: I was interviewing for a company and right from the start I got bad vibes. No one around the office looked incredibly happy or pleased to be there. So when I asked about the company’s culture and work life balance, the hiring manager said that “everyone is dedicated to the job” and that “most employees work 60 hours a week”. I mentioned that a 60 hour work week doesn’t leave much time for and “life” and that I was no longer interested in the position. They seemed confused and a bit offended, but I did not want to be miserable like everyone else there.

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Are you looking to get ahead at your current job?

It’s time to start managing up! The benefits of managing up are worth the time and energy it takes to learn how to do. And it really isn’t that difficult to master.

What is managing up? It is the creation of an exchange that is beneficial for both parties involved (in this case it is you and your manager). This involves building trust and understanding each others professional goals to help one another succeed.

If you are looking to advance your career and meet the goals you have set for yourself then we suggest trying to manage up. Here are the three rules you should follow to be successful.

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Two Truths & A Lie: Story #3. You can find the real stories HERE