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Conquering Bullet Points One Accomplishment at a Time

By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services

Creating resume bullet points for past work experience can be quite the mission. We all know listing job duties will not impress anyone. Only the job function is mentioned, which doesn’t provide any insight into who you are. Accomplishments, on the other hand, explain how well you execute the task. Not only do they provide a glimpse of your successes, but they demonstrate the potential you have as a future employee.

Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate your desire to be part of the team.

How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair

Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers.

A lesson in listening

By Kristen Carter, Guest Contributor Effective communication skills are essential when conducting business, building relationships, and during the job search process. While you may think that having a combination of experience and correct responses to interview questions will help you land a job, it actually may be what you are not saying that disqualifies you. …

Are you LinkedIn yet? What you’ve been missing

By Cathy Francois, Guest Contributor If you’re like me, you’re never the first to jump on social media sites because you don’t want to be part of a fad and have another long lost profile. About a year ago, I finally created my LinkedIn profile because I was relocating and looking for new opportunities. …

From home to the field

By Cathy Francois, Guest Contributor As a mother of two young children, I understand the challenges of managing a work/life balance. Sometimes in effort to maintain balance as parents we make the decision to stay at home to raise our children and/or go back to school full-time.…

Making the most of social media

By Kristen Carter, Guest Contributor Using social media has become a common practice globally, and commonly used by job seekers as a way to enhance, and find opportunities to network. Social Media has the potential to help you land your dream job and at the same time get you fired from your current one.…

Career lessons from Middle Earth

By Ron “Bilbo” Kling, Guest Contributor This confession will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me, but I am a geek. During my college years, more Friday nights than I care to recount were spent playing strategy-based board games and arguing Star Trek vs.…