Staying Successful

Explaining Employment Gaps in Interviews Made Easy

Gaps on a resume are a red flag. Explaining these employment gaps during interviews can be a daunting task, especially if they were not a result of a global phenomenon. Employers will be somewhat understanding if you lost your job during the Financial Crisis of 2008 or due to COVID-19. However, other times, the world …

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Entrepreneurial Experience on Resume – How to List It?

Having entrepreneurial experience on your resume gives you skills that you could not have learned in a typical workplace. This new business is your brainchild. You are responsible not only for conceptualizing the idea but also for implementing it through careful research. Unfortunately, the transition from an entrepreneur to an employee is not always easy. …

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Career Changer, Here Is the Best Resume Guide for You

You might consider changing your career for several reasons. These include Career satisfaction – you don’t feel happy in your current role. Better opportunities – you want a better salary or other benefits. Shrinking job market – your industry might be shrinking. Different challenges – you don’t feel challenged. Work flexibility – you want a …

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Resume After Demotion – Here’s how to tackle it

Being demoted is awful once; but it’s an awfulness that keeps on giving if employers are looking at you less favorably.  As I talk about here, employers only spend seconds looking at your application, and a demotion on your resume can cause them to pass on your candidacy. If you’ve been demoted and are having …

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4 Top Skills the Post-COVID Business World Will Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. Organizations have had to rethink the way they work, leaving no business aspect untouched. Operations, HR, finances – everyone has been left struggling to adapt. As a result, the top skills organizations want from employees in the post-COVID world have also transformed. Similarly, employees have to …

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Overqualified for a Job? Here Is What You Need to Do

Your extensive work experience reflects years of hard work and commitment. However, the longevity of your career doesn’t always guarantee a job. Unfortunately, being too good for a job is a real thing. If you have a lot of experience, chances are you may be considered “overqualified.” This is because employer is not looking for …

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Employment Gaps on Resume – How to explain them

The more experience you gain over your career, the higher the chance is that there’s an employment gap on your resume. For example, a lot of people have an employment gap somewhere between 2008-2010. Most recruiters now reading a resume immediately dismiss employment gaps that happened during the Great Recession. They understand that a lot …

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How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Because of COVID, new “norms” are being developed across our personal and professional lives.  Not shaking hands is considered okay. Staying at home during weekends is considered cool. Virtual meetings are booming.  However, the greatest shift has been observed in our professional lives. Over the last several months, 51% of American professionals have transitioned to working from home. As a result, the fine line between personal and professional lives has become increasingly blurred. Separating work from home …

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