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Three Tips for Early Stage Professionals Seeking Their Next Job

Your first job out of school is NOT a life sentence.  The best move might be to take what you have learned so far and step out to complement it with a whole new set of experiences  before deciding to settle-in somewhere for the long haul.  

While it can seem daunting, if you remember that it is a job to find a job, read all the posts in the Job Search category of this site, and follow these three Tips for Early Stage Professionals, the results may well be worth it:

  • Put your education at the bottom of your resume once you have any work experience. Education is most important only in getting your first job out of school.  From then on it is about what you have done in previous jobs that support and make a case for what you say you want to do next.

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Resume Writing Tips

The most important thing about your resume is that you be proud of how it presents you.  If you are not proud of it then how do you expect any one else to be impressed?  Keep working on it until it presents you in just the way you want.  Whenever you even think about your resume a smile should come to your face and when you give it to others your head should be held high! Continue reading Resume Writing Tips

Two ways to improve your resume

Improve Your Resume

  • Make clear what you want to do.  Most resumes assume that the reader is to figure out something for the applicant to do and offer no specific idea what they actually want to do…this is asking more than most readers will ever bother doing.
  • Describe the results you produced, not what you spent your time doing. Most experience entries describe what time was spent doing not what results were produced or what was particularly clever about what was done.  The reader then thinks the applicant cares mostly about themselves and not about their employer.  Instead you want to convey the idea that if the reader were to hire you they would be a big winner because you would do clever things and produce valuable results.