Resumes tell a story, but not always the story we want them to tell. If you've been job searching for a while and are getting nowhere, it might be time to take another look at the old CV and see if you're sabotaging yourself. In this week's roundup, we look at expert advice on tweaking your resume, plus how to know when to ask for help at work, and 12 do's and don'ts for starting a new job.
What's more agonizing than a job interview? A group job interview, in which multiple candidates appear at the same time to discuss their qualifications and compete for a spot in the next (hopefully smaller) round. The good news is that preparation will still help you maximize the outcome of the group interview, just as it does the one-on-one kind. If you're heading into your first group interview, here's what you need to do.
One of the hardest things about graduating is realizing that many of the things you were taught to focus on, while you were in school, aren't so important in the real world. For instance, while a so-so GPA can keep you from getting into grad school or even from graduating in the first place, it probably won't tank your chances at scoring a good job after graduation. Find out why, in this week's roundup.
Did you leave the office early yesterday? If not, you missed possibly the best fake holiday of the year, National Leave the Office Early Day. Of course, this time of year, some people are heading into Summer Fridays, which means that at least once a week, it's time to leave the office early. If that's you, thank your lucky stars – and start making plans not to waste those glorious golden days. In this week's roundup, we look at what to do on your afternoons off, plus some practical advice on employer research and the differences between your LinkedIn profile and your resume.