Sat.Jun 30, 2012

What is the best way to explain gaps in employment on your resume?

Career Copilot

What is the best way to explain gaps in employment on your resume? It depends on your situation and what you did while you were not employed. Not all resume gaps are indications of a poor job search. Sometimes there are legitimate reasons for breaks between jobs. For instance, during periods when there is an [.]. Resume career development resume advice

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When Is It Time To Get A New Job?

Professional Resume Services

Finding a new job is scary. And deciding to find a new job when you have secured employment is even scarier. If you are currently contemplating changing your current job and finding a new one, here are some assessment questions to see if making this change is the right decision for you.

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[Manifesto] The Customer Service Manifesto

Personal Excellence Blog

Here’s a manifesto for all business owners and people who work in front-line jobs. Click image for larger version). Source article: What Not To Do in Customer Service: Lessons From a Poor Service Encounter (and 10 Elements of Great Customer Service).

5 Phone Interview Questions You Will Be Asked (And Tips on How to Answer Them)

Boomers Next Step

Hiring managers don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time, money and energy interviewing every potential candidate face-to-face. So most of them fall back on the practical: phone interviews. Do well with the phone interview, and the hiring manager will probably decide you’re worth that extra effort of an in-person meeting. Do a poor [.]. Interviewing career interview jobs

I now want the job I backed out of a year ago

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Last summer, I was torn between two jobs: my job at the time and a new position with another company. Both managers competed against each other’s offer for about a week for my employment. I finally accepted the new job and gave the other my 2 weeks notice. To my suprise, literally the day before I was to start at the new job, my employer pulled out all the bells and whistles and made me a shocking offer to stay. I was flattered and couldn’t turn it down.

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Leave Work at Work and Make the Most of July 4th

Career Realism

Everyone needs a break from work once and awhile, even you! Take advantage of the Fourth of July holiday this year; it’s time to leave work at work. This year, the holiday falls on hump day.

Do I Have to Invite the Whole Office to My Wedding?

Career Realism

Dear J.T. & & Dale: My fiancee and I have a problem. You see, we met at work. Dating is allowed at our company. I proposed last month, after dating for two years.