resumes

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remote job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Successfully Compete for Remote Job Opportunities

Although there are still labor shortages even in professional roles due to the Great Resignation, there is stiff competition among job seekers looking for remote job opportunities. More companies are now offering remote work. But, those opportunities make up only 20% of the current job openings, while 52% of all

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post-COVID
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

19 Ways to Have a Successful Post-COVID Job Search

The pandemic changed a lot about the way we work. As a result, it changed a lot about the way we look for jobs. If you’re currently in the market for a job, the standard way of conducting a search won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to need some new

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right direction
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

6 Signs Your Job Search Is Moving in the Right Direction

The job search can be frustrating and discouraging. Especially if you’re doing everything you know to do, but aren’t sure if it’s working. Below are six signs you can know your job search is (or isn’t) moving in the right direction. If it’s not, you’ll discover some tips to help

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2022
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Make Your Resume Relevant and Attractive in 2022

It’s 2022, a new year. I know many of us want to move forward and forget the past couple of years. But a friend of mine always says, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Even in the midst of something bad, there’s always a redemptive perspective, something good emerging

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job market
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

It’s an Employee’s Job Market. Here’s How to Take Advantage of It.

The “Great Resignation” is in full effect due to the disruption of the pandemic, which has dramatically changed the job market. Workers, especially mid-career employees, are re-evaluating their careers. This re-evaluation has led to many employees resigning from their current jobs for various reasons. The biggest reason is due to

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resume
Resume Tips
Lori Bumgarner

Should You Share Your Interests on Your Resume? Yes or No?

In critiquing thousands of résumés over the past 20 years, I’ve seen several with an “interests” section highlighting the job seeker’s hobbies. One of the most memorable interests I’ve ever seen listed on a resume was “eating peanut butter.” Yes, you heard that correctly. Someone actually put her love for

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ruined resume
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

How to Revive Your Pandemic-Ruined Résumé

If the pandemic forced you out of your job and left you with a ruined résumé, you may be worried about the growing gap in your employment history. Hiring managers certainly understand the reason for current résumé gaps. But, you’ll likely be the candidate to land more interviews if you

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résumé
Out-of-the-box Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Is Your Resume Not Working?

Maybe it’s time to approach résumé writing from a different angle If you’ve sent out hundreds of résumés and still aren’t getting interviews, maybe it’s time to re-think your resume. Most job seekers approach résumé writing from the wrong perspective. They think their résumé is about them, when in actuality, it’s

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cover letter
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Do You Really Need a Cover Letter?

Do you really need a cover letter to go along with your résumé? People ask me this question a lot. While a LinkedIn profile and a résumé are still necessary when applying for a job, it’s not always clear if a cover letter is necessary. When to include a cover

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recession
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Career in a Recession

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of people. There are people who are sick from the coronavirus and missing their family members. Others have been working from home, or worse, been laid off. And we’re all facing a looming recession. There was so much “white noise”

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control
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Gain Control Over Your Career Amidst Layoffs

Part 1 of 3 posts Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home during this coronavirus quarantine. But perhaps you haven’t been so lucky. Some folks have been told not to report to work. And since their job doesn’t lend well to remote work, they’re having to use

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