What are you going to wear to your job interview?

What are you going to wear to your job interview?
The job posting was a perfect fit. It looks like a terrific company. They called—and now you have a job interview at 9 a.m. next Monday. What are you going to wear? Before you even open your mouth and say “hello” to the interviewer, what you are wearing will already have made an impression. That’s ...

Dress for success: How to choose appropriate job interview clothes

Dress for success: How to choose appropriate job interview clothes
Do you know what the top factors that hurt you in a job interview are? According to a CareerBuilder survey of almost 3,000 hiring managers, piercings, bad breath, tattoos and disheveled clothes were the top factors that negatively affected their impressions of candidates. While you may be able to remove piercings, cover up tattoos, brush ...

How to write a marketing resume that gets noticed

How to write a marketing resume that gets noticed
When writing a resume for a student or entry level marketing job, think of yourself as the product you’re trying to sell. After all, as a marketing professional, you should be able to do that! Market yourself with concrete examples Try to quantify your experience and create more concrete examples. Include numbers, accomplishments and result-oriented ...

Don’t make these 7 mistakes on your professional resume

Don't make these 7 mistakes on your professional resume
It’s easy – whether your starting off in your career or are much later in your career – to make your professional resume seem “old.” Whether it’s including too much about your past or including “references upon request,” the Ladder has some great tips to help you avoid these seven deadly mistakes on your resume. ...

How do I write a cover letter that’s professsional yet passionate?

How do I write a cover letter that's professsional yet passionate?
You see an opening for your dream job, and your heart skips a beat. You race to put together a top-notch resume, and then you get to your cover letter. How do you convey both your excitement and passion for the position, while simultaneously conveying a sense of professionalism? Lauren E. Berger writes a terrific ...

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know
Written by Alyson Soko, Executive Search Alliance Searching for a role – especially one’s first role after graduation – is a job in itself.  It is tough work.  Below is a list of suggestions we often find ourselves advising most job seekers, but especially those 20-somethings who may have never before looked for full-time work.  ...

It’s time to suit up!

It's time to suit up!
The suit – the dreaded but oh-so-necessary clothing piece when working in a professional office setting. You may have wandered for eons in your khakis and print tees, but that’s not going to cut it anymore: In the words of How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson, it’s time to suit up. If you’re new to the ...