Should I Use a Friend as a Work Reference?

One of the challenges a job seeker – particularly one who’s new to the job market – can face is a potential employer asking for professional references. You may be wondering what that means and who you should list. We have you covered in this post, but let’s start by defining “professional reference.” A professional […]

A Staffing Agency Could Give Your Job Search a Boost

If you’re looking for a new career path, but you don’t have a dream job in mind, working with a staffing agency could be right up your alley. Some job seekers are hesitant to involve staffing agencies in their hunt for employment. They may think doing so limits their options by tying them down to […]

Overcoming Self-Doubt When Starting a New Job

Self-doubt can be a real motivation killer – especially in the workplace. Not only can it hamper your performance and your ability to complete your day-to-day responsibilities, but it can cause you to miss entire workdays, which will ultimately end up in your termination. While it’s natural to experience some amount of self-doubt, especially when […]

Proofing Your Resume? Avoid These 6 Terms

Creating a resume is one of the most important steps you’ll take as a job seeker. More and more companies, especially in the 21st century, are now foregoing the traditional means of filling out an application in favor of printed or digital resumes, and it’s up to the individual job seeker to adapt to these […]