Posts Tagged “resume”

9 Reasons Why Your Resume Is Being Ignored

Let’s face it, writing a resume is one of the most important parts of finding a job because it tells your potential employer whether or not to consider you for the position. Often times however, people’s resumes get ignored for something that could have been easily fixed. So, why not put your best foot forward ...

Love Your Job? Time To Update Your Resume

A resume for a job opening So, you just received a promotion and a raise at work. Congratulations to you! You love your job, and you are quite sure that you will be staying with your current employer for a long time. Do you know what you should do now? You should go home and update your resume right away. Most ...

What Does Your Celebrity Resume Look Like?

Mannequins stand in a window wearing sunglasses Recently, I changed my profile picture on Facebook to that of a celebrity that bears a small resemblance to me. The photo received a surprising amount of positive comments from family and friends who assumed I put in some extra effort with a new outfit and lipstick before posing for the picture. Throughout the day, ...

How To Register As A Job Applicant With A Staffing Firm

Sign by the lake says Chase Your Dreams   When someone works with a staffing firm for the first time they often have questions about the process. Some of the questions we hear frequently are about the cost (it’s free!) and what to wear to a job interview (professional, please!). More often than not, job applicants want to know how the registration process ...

Resume Spring Cleaning

A dust pan This is the time of year when many of us clean out our garages, venture down to the basement to do a bit of reorganizing, and in general tidy up our living spaces.  Your resume deserves the same type of treatment from time to time, even if you are completely happy with your current job ...

More Resume Questions With Peter

Peter Jenkins By Stephanie Beirne Leuer, Marketing Coordinator, Drake & Company Staffing Specialists Drake & Company Staffing Specialists’ Office Coordinator and Resume Specialist Peter Jenkins is back for the second installment of his resume tips for job applicants. Find out what how long your resume should be and what to do about gaps in employment. Stephanie Beirne ...

6 Things to Do When Re-entering the Workforce

Business tie and dress shirt By Stephanie Beirne Leuer, Marketing Coordinator, Drake & Company Staffing Specialists Life sometimes alters the best laid career plans no matter how carefully planned out. Taking time away from a career to do things such as raise a child or care for another family member may impact a future job search. Sometimes the transition back ...

Resume Questions With Peter

Peter Jenkins Drake & Company's Office Coordinator and Resume Specialist Peter Jenkins answers some questions about what employers look for in a job seeker's resume. In this video he addresses common resume mistakes, what job seekers can do to stand out and how applicants benefit from the use of a resume service....

Cap, Gown, Diploma – Résumé?

Graduation Photo So, you just proudly strutted across the stage and eagerly grabbed your hard earned college dipolma from a smiling dean. Congratuations! You worked for years to make it to this point and you accomplished a lot (and hopefully had fun along the way!). Now, unless you are going back to school to pursue yet another degree, you find yourself searching for a job....

Cover Letters: Why Are They So Hard to Write?

If you asked me to rate the top five things that are difficult for me, I’d probably say, in this order...