The job market is competitive, and job seekers are always looking for ways to make their resumes stand out from the pile. One way to do that is to remove your resume from the physical pile and put it on the computer screen.
Whether you left the workforce for 18 years to raise a family or spent 18 months searching for a job, it is not uncommon for job seekers to have gaps on their resume. This can be a cause for worry, but if you're prepared it shouldn’t be! As you can provide a good explanation for any significant gap, many employers are willing to overlook these periods of time between jobs.
How to Make the Most of College Extracurricular Activities
Employers know that a fresh college graduate will not have pages filled with work experience, but they still want to know that you possess skills that will make you a desirable employee. If you don’t have any internships to put on your resume, extracurricular activities can convey some of the same skills.
No matter what field you enter and no matter where your career takes you, there is one thing you will need to be successful: soft skills. From working the checkout counter at your local grocery store to leading a company with tens of thousands of employees, soft skills will play an integral part in your job.
Making the Right Connections on LinkedIn as a Young Professional
As a recent college graduate, you have undoubtedly been told that being on LinkedIn is essential to networking, finding a job, and eventually advancing your career. Basically, you’ve heard LinkedIn is the key to unlocking your professional success. While this may be a bit of an overstatement, it is true that LinkedIn can be a helpful tool and one you should definitely take advantage of as a young professional.
Discovering your passion is something most people struggle with, especially during and just after college. The idea of deciding on a career to which you will dedicate 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for the next 40 years can be daunting, and the majority of us fear entering a field we don’t truly care about.
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