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  • How to Use Your Cover Letter to Explain a Career Change
    If you’re embarking on a major career shift -- perhaps you’re trying to break into a new field or industry or pivot to a new career path in your current field -- the cover letter is likely the very first touchpoint you’ll have with a potential employer where you’ll be able to explain your career ...
  • Many job seekers take it for granted that the holidays are not the best time to be on the job market, so they suspend their job hunt until after the new year. Others get distracted by all of the holiday hullabaloo and don’t put as much time and effort into their search as they need to.
  • If you’re applying for multiple jobs at the same time, perhaps over several weeks or months, things can quickly spiral out of control. You can easily find yourself with 10 or 20 different versions of your resume or cover letter floating around on your desktop, requests for materials coming at you...
  • Do you need a new job, like, yesterday? Whatever your reasons for needing (or wanting) a new employer as quickly as possible, if you’re looking to kick your job search into overdrive there are a number of things you can do to speed things along.
  • Your employment or work history section of your resume is likely the single most important category in the entire document and, when done well, can make a powerful case to your potential employer about how and why you’re well qualified for their open position.
  • Sometimes you don’t have days or weeks to prepare for a job interview. Sometimes, you may only have a few hours… If you’re called in for a last-minute job interview, don’t assume that there’s nothing meaningful you can do to prepare in the hours and minutes leading up to the meeting.
  • Unlike the professional skills and experiences you gain through formal training or education, soft skills are those elusive interpersonal skills, personality traits, character attributes, or communication styles that will determine how you interact with your colleagues and the success or failure ...
  • When you’re on the job market, how you come across and the level of professionalism that you exhibit at every step is often just as important as the substance of your background, skills, or education.
  • Are you feeling discouraged because you’re not getting the kind of offers or feedback that you want or need? Job search fatigue is real, and when you’re in the thick of an intense job hunt, the stress of the “network, apply, interview, eat, sleep, repeat” routine can start to wear even the most c...
  • If you’re currently on the job market or getting ready to find a new job, you’re probably spending a fair amount of time adding to, revising, tweaking, and in general optimizing your resume so it will get noticed by a potential employer and, eventually, be so powerful and effective that it leads ...
  • Are you ready to look for a new job? If you have made the decision to put yourself on the job market, there are a few things that you need to do right away to get yourself ready for the process… and it is a process.
  • Now that school is back in session, it’s never too early to start thinking about an internship for summer of 2019. 
  • Many organizations will look at your LinkedIn profile before they decide to hire you. Direct hire recruiters will look at your LinkedIn profile before they decide to contact you. Your LinkedIn profile should be a professional accurate representation of yourself.
  • As the weather cools down, let’s look back at this summer's most popular career advice on BioSpace. 
  • Whether you’re considering moving into a leadership position or already leading a team, find out if you have the most common personality and character traits that define a great leader:
  • You Never Have a Second Chance to make a Good First Impression!  When you are applying for a job online your resume is the first impression an organization will have of you. 
  • While some classic professional terms and phrases will never go out of style, many keywords and common phrases from the past have actually become a liability to have on your job application materials and really should be avoided altogether if you want to come across as competitive and current.
  • It’s common knowledge nowadays that most hiring managers or recruiters spend anywhere from 6-10 seconds scanning your resume before they decide to keep it or discard.
  • The cover letter is a valuable asset in your job hunting toolkit and gives your potential employer a more well-rounded insight into your experiences, strengths, personal traits, goals, thought-process.
  • Whether or not you’re actively looking for a new job, it’s always prudent to regularly update, refresh, and in general keep optimizing your resume.