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Cybersecurity Certifications: Which Ones Do You Need?

Recent high-profile hacks of government agencies and private-sector organizations have increased the demand for cybersecurity professionals. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 36.5 percent growth rate in cybersecurity jobs by 2022. That rate is significantly faster than the national average for all occupations. However, certification is mandatory in cybersecurity. If you want to be competitive, plan to pursue certification.

Replying to Job Rejection: Time Waster or Networking Opportunity?

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Weeks after interviewing with your dream company, you finally receive confirmation by email. Instead of opening what you hope to be the details of the job offer, your eyes gravitate on reading: “While you are, without a doubt, one of the most highly qualified candidates for this position, we’ve selected another candidate who we feel is best qualified at this time”.

Regardless of the circumstance, job rejection crushes you, especially when denied an opportunity you’re convinced is the perfect fit. It’s easy to let your emotions take over, grow bitter, and eventually moving on to focus efforts elsewhere. However, don’t neglect the potential job rejection offers – with a positive mindset, it can be another strategy to open the lines of communication for future opportunities.

One Employer, Multiple Positions: How Do You Cram Your Experience on a Resume?

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Advancing through a single organization can be great for your career, but when it’s time to move on, it becomes challenging to list all the different positions held on a resume in a concise manner. How you list the jobs on your resume depends on a number of factors, mainly whether you rose through the ranks in a department or transferred laterally within a company.

No matter which jobs you want to list, careful formatting and clear writing is necessary to make your resume easy to navigate.

Dress to Impress: Interpreting the Professional Dress Code

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Whether it’s dressing for an interview, a networking event, or even the first day on the job – deciding on the right outfit can cause anxiety. Should you opt for the standard conservative business suit or is the environment a bit more relaxed where business casual may be more appropriate? Well, it depends.

We are all aware that we need to make that first impression count, and yet there is a fine line of what the proper dress code may be for a particular industry, organization, or networking opportunity. With so many factors to consider, how can one be sure in making the best decision? My advice – investigate the situation thoroughly.

Make Temp Work a Tempting Job Search Strategy

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Chances are, you’ve heard of temping and doubt there’s much value it offers. Maybe you’ve sneered at the notion of temp work, thinking it only involves sporadic assignments for lower level administration jobs. As someone who found success in using this method as part of a job search strategy, I can safely recommend a change in perspective.

Nowadays, temp jobs are far from menial labor as they can involve high skilled positions in fields such as health care, information technology, engineering, law, and accounting – just to name a few. While you may start with short-term assignments, there is always potential to expand on more opportunities though permanent job offers, networking, and on the job training.