A Job Seeker’s Toolkit

By Jim Dittbrenner As an individual in the job search mode, you have been thinking about what you need to do.  Friends have been pushing you for your resume.  You have purchased, borrowed, or checked out from a library a Continue reading

7 Tips for Veterans to Land a Nonprofit Job

By Sarah Landrum If you’re considering a position in a nonprofit, you may be onto a good thing. Throughout 2016, the nonprofit sector showed promising growth – even more than the corporate sector. In fact, a Bureau of Labor Statistics Continue reading

How to Land a Federal/Government Job After Service

By Sarah Landrum There’s no magic trick to getting a federal or government job after you leave military service. With the experience you’ve gained as a military member, you possess a unique skillset that is seldom found in the public Continue reading

Don’t Make These Five Networking Mistakes During the Holidays

By Sarah Landrum In the blink of an eye, the holidays will be here, and you won’t be prepared for all the networking opportunities that come. Networking has become the best way to make connections that will further your career, Continue reading

Resume Top Tips

Originally published in the Corporate Gray August 2016 Newsletter A good resume advertises your qualifications and shows your value to prospective employers. Be sure it not only captures your key skills and accomplishments, but also illustrates what you can do Continue reading

Yes, Apply Even If You’re Not Qualified for the Job! Here’s Why

By Amanda Wilks One of the scariest parts of job hunting is reading the mile-long list of skills required to qualify for the job. Add to that relevant job experience, education, and the dozens of other candidates competing for the Continue reading

Good Things Come to Those Who Follow Up

Are you eagerly awaiting a phone call or email after submitting a job application or attending an interview? As my mom often said, “Don’t hold your breath.” You’re better off taking the initiative to follow up and see where you Continue reading

Get a Job Search Advantage by Journaling

Keeping a job search journal will yield valuable benefits and can be a great advantage to your search. It may sound time-consuming or mundane, especially if you don’t enjoy writing. But a journal can provide structure and organization to your Continue reading

Job Search Letters – Make them Count!

Letters play a key role in a job search, allowing you to show your enthusiasm and passion, which a resume often cannot convey. Cover letters, approach letters, and thank you letters can be used to show an employer what you Continue reading