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Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair

Year after year the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair has been providing employers and potential employees the opportunity to meet face to face in an effective job fair environment. The Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair provides job seekers of all skill levels and backgrounds the opportunity to introduce themselves and their skills to potential employers and to begin the hiring process.

Components of a GREAT resume

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT!!! Everyone’s got a resume, and they all seem to wind up in the same huge pile when there’s a job posted. So the big question is...How do you make your resume noticeable, readable, and memorable? In other words, how do you...

Using social media in your job search

More questions have been coming in about using social media in job searching than about any other subject. That means two things: Social media is all over the place, and It’s overused! So it’s important to think – and to use social media in smart...

Interview Readiness Checklist

OK, you think you’ve prepared for the interview. Maybe you have, but are you READY for the interview? Interview READINESS goes beyond interview preparation. Interview preparation, for the most part, refers to the interview you’re about to have (...

Open the door to jobs with internships.

INTERNSHIPS AS A DOOR OPENER FOR JOBS The importance of an internship as a step toward ultimately landing a job, can’t be overemphasized. The two most important reasons for this are so intertwined, that they’re basically one reason: You gain...

Making a great first impression in the interview

You never get a SECOND chance to make a great FIRST impression. Making a great first impression in the job interview is an absolute must. When it comes to interviews, there are no “do-overs” like there were when you were a kid on the playground...

LOOKING AT CAREERS IN WRITING?

What do these professionals do? Technical writers produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Typically, they: Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation...

"Cover" your resume

Cover letter with your resume? ALWAYS! Never send your resume without a cover letter. Never. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS TO SEND A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME (and there’s no reason NOT to). 10. Introduce yourself. When you walk into a room, or a...

The Zen of Job Searching

Since time immemorial, or at least since the very beginning of career advice columns (which, it sometimes seems, go back just as far – archeologists are working on that, I think), you have read – over and over again– advice on strategies, tactics,...

Perseverance pays off. Ask Mark.

From time to time I anoint a “new favorite person.” It’s time once again. Please read this email from Mark (name changed). With the exception of changing some details to preserve anonymity, this is verbatim. First, a quick aside: some of my articles...