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Simple Resume Tweaks to Help You Land Your First Job

By Amy McDonnell School’s out… for good. You’ve closed your last textbook, said “peace out” to exams, and crossed your fingers that you’ll be able to find a job once…

How to Make the Most of Out of Networking Events

By Amy McDonnell Your hands are sweaty, knees are wobbly, arms are heavy—and you’re pretty sure you have some pasta sauce on your suit already. No, this isn’t an Eminem…

What Is a Chronological Resume?

Employers and job seekers alike often favor chronological resumes, which basically act as timelines centered on work experience. Hiring managers find their standard format convenient for locating desired information quickly,…

10 Things Hiring Managers Look For on Your Resume

  By Amy McDonnell It’s 8:00 a.m. You hit the snooze button, go back to dreaming about avocado toast, and hope that when you wake up, you’ll have a slew…

Should References Be Added to Resumes?

  References play a key role when an employer wants to develop a better picture of a potential candidate. To reach the point where a hiring manager takes the time…

One-Page vs. Two-Page Resumes: Experts Weigh In

By Beth Braccio Hering Resume length is an important consideration for all job seekers. Deciding whether the document should span one page or two can be tricky as it involves…

GPA on Resumes: When Should It Be Added?

GPA (grade point average) is a quick, convenient way to demonstrate academic success to a potential employer. When asked to provide a GPA on application material, comply or risk disqualification….

The Best Way to List Professional Certifications on Resumes

  By Beth Braccio Hering Certifications on resumes help employers gain a greater picture of a prospective candidate’s qualifications. Thus, they definitely should be included when constructing this document. “Including…

Meeting Etiquette You Should Always Abide By (No Matter How Many People Have Their Phones Out)

  By Amy McDonnell Whether you work at a quirky, think-outside-the-box startup or a buttoned-up corporate office, being polite and considerate at meetings is essential – and expected. Workplace faux…

Essential Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Search

By Amy McDonnell   So, you have a LinkedIn profile. Uploaded a photo? Check. Approved the occasional new connection or two? Check. Filled out your job title, education, and a…

5 Reasons Not to Upload a Resume to LinkedIn

By Beth Braccio Hering   LinkedIn provides modern professionals with a convenient way to connect with and learn about others. The platform is used so widely today that failure to…

The Final Word on Choosing Resume Fonts and Font Sizes

By Beth Braccio Hering   Getting a hiring manager’s attention is hard enough without putting your resume at an immediate disadvantage by choosing the wrong font. Plenty of professional and aesthetically pleasing…

How Not to Botch a Video Interview

By Amy McDonnell   Video interviews can be daunting. You’re up against multiple distractions, both on your computer and in your home, and the hiring manager interviewing you can see…

Job Interview Questions: The Good, The Bad and the Illegal

As a hiring manager going into interviews, you are going to want to come prepared with an arsenal of helpful, insightful questions that will help you to determine if a…

How to Answer ‘Why Are You Looking for a New Job?’

In the course of an interview for a new job, it is very likely that your potential new employers will want to know why you are leaving your current job….

What Not To Ask at a Job Interview

When you’re interviewing for a new job, asking certain questions can result in a job offer never materializing. Believe it or not, a skilled interviewer can glean plenty of information…

Ultimate Guide to Working and Volunteering Abroad

Working and volunteering abroad are pathways that can lead to an unforgettable adventure, allow you to contribute to the betterment of a less-fortunate society and broaden your horizons. However, foresight…

Employment Law Resource Guide

Whether you’re a part–time employee or the CEO of a major company, employment law is relevant to you and your workplace. The United States Department of Labor was founded in…

Part-Time and Seasonal Job Resource Guide

Whether you’re looking for a job that offers scheduling flexibility, you’re a student who wants to enter the workforce or you’re in the market for a gig to make some…

Legal Career Resource Guide

A sound legal system is the foundation of civilization. And the legal field offers myriad engaging, rewarding career opportunities for individuals – from courtroom stenographer to Supreme Court justice. Wherever…

Healthcare Career Resource Guide

The healthcare industry offers millions of jobs, and it’s no secret that this is one sector where job growth is expected to continually expand at a speedy and consistent rate….

Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Career

It’s not always easy to decide on a career – after all, the choice you make will determine how you spend much of your time for years or decades to…

Academic Career Resource Guide

A career in academia, whether it involves teaching classes, conducting research or heading a department, can prove to be immensely rewarding. It also can provide the opportunity to have a…

Resource Guide for HR Professionals

Tasked with a broad range of sensitive responsibilities, such as the hiring, administration, training and discipline of personnel, HR professionals – or those who aspire to be – can never…

Labor History Resource Guide

Labor history encompasses the plights of the working classes and how they evolved as a result of the U.S. labor movement that lasted from 1865 to 1919. This wide-spanning chapter of…

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resource Guide

There’s no understating the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners to the economy. You create jobs, spur innovation and provide in-demand products and services. And that’s why we created…

Occupational Health and Safety Guide

In response to public recognition of  injury and fatality rates in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was created on April 28, 1971. Since its formation, OSHA…

How to Get Your Resume Past an ATS

This guest post was contributed by Natalya Khaykis of ZipJob. Interested in contributing to JobHero? Send your ideas to [email protected] Over the past couple decades, technology has played a bigger…

Retail Job Interview: 6 Soft Skills to Showcase

For many people, retail is a great industry for building up a work history and getting started on the professional ladder. But retail jobs can be competitive, and without retail…

3 Simple Steps to a Stellar Resume Skills Section

Your resume skills section is the place to list all of the skills and accomplishments relevant to the job for which you are applying. So when it comes to how…