Even while channels proliferate to communicate your passions, position, and career preferences, the resume remains firm as your calling card and one of the essential documents that helps you define who you are, what you do, and the value you bring to the table.
We have all heard them, read about the possibilities, studied the website sources and books. We prepare for the interview questions most likely to be asked and questions directly related to the job responsibilities and required skills by a hiring manager. If you are shopping for a job and preparing for interviews, you should have practiced the answers, read through all the potential questions, and even be prepared for the silly ‘let’s see how they react’ questions.
I used to be ashamed of my job burnout.hought it meant I was weak and a failure.
I never heard anyone else talking about it at the office, and it seemed like I was alone in the land of fried and fizzled careers.
Even after I turned my career around, I didn’t like sharing my job burnout history.
That dreaded hole – the one where you were out of work for several months, or years, through no fault of your own – the glaring employment gap when a full time student as a mature adult to get through the degree faster. How do you explain legitimate absences without getting ‘dinged’ for a spotty work record?
Youthful job seekers don’t have much work experience per se, so don’t know what to put on their first resume. They may have a asset they don’t realize is just as experienced as ‘real’ or ‘paid’ work – their volunteer experience. Even the Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop or the little league baseball team can be a volunteer event that equates to ‘work experience.’