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Skill vs. Ability: Are You Doing it Right?

By: Christine Muncy, M.Ed, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

Being both a trained resume reviewer and hiring manager can often be difficult. It is challenging to separate my experience providing resume critiques to reviewing a resume for a position for which I am hiring. Truth be told, I am never really able to separate the two processes in my head. In almost every instance in which I am hiring, what trips me up the most is the top third of the first page.

When building a resume, the top section of each page is critical. The viewers’ eye should naturally flow from section to section, guiding the reader to the key pieces of information quickly. A common error to make is when skills are listed as abilities or vice versa. Do you know the difference?

There is a School for Everyone

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

A couple of months ago, my wife and I welcomed two of our cousins over for dinner. The evening involved much laughter, and for the first time I was introduced to vegan pizza. In this context “introduced” means I saw it, though I am not yet brave enough try it. In addition to learning about various vegan cuisines, I also learned about my cousins’ differing philosophy on higher education. While both are neurosurgeons, Nancy firmly believed everyone should go to college, while Ronald was not convinced. I admit, I was shocked two physicians would have such differing opinions on a subject my wife and I have discussed more times than I can recall.

What Career Coaches Can’t Do for You

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

Whether I’m working with a student or doing private consulting I assist people of all walks of life with career planning, updating resumes, job search techniques and even motivation. However, with all the benefits of having a coach guide you through the sometimes complex job search process there are some things career coaches cannot do for you.

Tips for Dealing With a Difficult Boss

By Lisa Swan, Business2Community.com Special to Online Career Tips Having a supervisor that you cannot stand could potentially make you miserable at your job. It’s no joke – studies have shown that one of the top factors as to whether you will like a job or not is whether you like your boss or not. And getting along with your manager can also help get you up the corporate ladder. So how can you better get along with your boss?

Savvy Job Seekers Use Internal ‘Sponsors’ And ‘Coaches’

By Lisa Quast, Forbes.com Special to Online Career Tips Still not obtaining that coveted job, even though you’ve been doing the right prep work? Maybe it’s time to find internal “sponsors” or “coaches.” These are company insiders who can provide tips about the company and potential positions. They can also serve as your personal advocates or references as you compete for jobs within the company.