The Boss Effect: Choose Your Boss Wisely

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels   Job seekers often take considerable time to research jobs and the companies while taking very little time to evaluate the bosses they’d be working for. But it’s important to be intentional about the people you choose as your bosses. Choosing the right (or wrong) boss can have a lasting impact on your Read More …

Self-Care During the Job Search

Searching for a job can be stressful, demoralizing and overwhelming. Dealing with constant rejection after spending considerable time applying to and interviewing for jobs can cause stress and lowered self-confidence. Eventually, this stress may lead to burnout. Therefore, it’s crucial to practice self-care during your job search. Some tips for taking care of your physical Read More …

Summer Job Search Tips From Ladders CEO

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Summer isn’t the best time to search for a job. Since summers are usually dedicated to interns and seasonal hires, companies don’t hire as much permanent employees as they do during other seasons. In addition, HR departments have already spent their budgeted money in previous months. So what if you really need a Read More …

Summer Internships Made Easy

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Summer is the perfect time to build up your resume with an internship. Not only does an internship add valuable work experience to your resume, it is also a great way to get your foot in the door to a company where you’d love to work. Since the majority of entry-level hires Read More …

Toastmasters Offers Advice for College Grads

It’s college graduation season, and thousands of graduates will enter the job market.  After years of focusing on technical skills, applicants may be surprised to find that employers value soft skills the most. While hard skills are still important, LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs Report found that soft skills, including oral communication, leadership and time management, make Read More …

When to Fire Your Recruiter

Working with a recruiter or job search agency can be helpful, particularly if you are new to the job market. However there are downsides to working with a recruiter. Recruiters often use desperate job seekers to justify their own jobs and may waste your time. Do your research on recruiting agencies beforehand and don’t be Read More …

Stop Using Relatives as Job References!

References are one of the trickiest aspects of the job search, particularly for those with a short or non-existent work history. However, it doesn’t justify using family members as professional references. Putting down a relative as a reference will get you thrown out of the running for most jobs. You may be thinking that because Read More …

Job Interview Advice from Author Denise Dudley

Job interviews can feel like a scary and mysterious game where the rules are unknown. Hiring managers often make things hard on applicants by asking seemingly unrelated, or worse, illegal questions and failing to communicate clearly with interviewees.  To make things more confusing, experts offer conflicting advice about what to do before, during and after Read More …

Resume Tips for College Students

Creating a resume is challenging enough for experienced professionals. For college students and recent graduates, the task proves even more difficult. Absence of significant work experience leaves a large portion of the resume to fill. Fortunately, there are ways to create an impressive resume even when you don’t have an established work history.   1. Read More …