You’re in the market for a new job. You search and submit resumes to openings that are the best match to your background and qualifications. You get the call from an HR representative, who schedules time for you to meet the hiring manager, and you begin to think about the ideal outfit to wear for your meeting. Now comes the part of the job search process that can conjure up thoughts of uncertainty and maybe a little trepidation – the interview.
“Leaders are the ones willing to look out for those to the left of them and those to the right of them. Leaders are the ones who are willing to give up something of their own for us. Their time, their energy, their money, maybe even the food off their plate. When it matters, leaders choose to eat last.”
Should you pursue a certification? Most evidence points to yes. Research for Robert Half’s Salary Guides indicates that the best certifications can increase starting salaries by 10 percent or more. You can even use some certifications as an alternative or in addition to further schooling.
Spring has almost sprung. As you begin making your annual spring-cleaning to-do list, remember to dust off your resume. Periodically updating your resume is just as critical as clearing out junk drawers and tidying up your desk.
When crafting their resumes, many applicants make the mistake of developing exhaustive laundry lists of every job duty they’ve performed. The problem is that prospective employers are far more interested in the impact you made than the tasks you handled.