Your Resume is a Necessity

Here are some stats and information that you might find interesting: Employers (e.g., hiring managers and recruiters) only spend about 7.4 seconds reading the average resume. Approximately 75% of resumes aren’t viewed by a human since Applicant Tracking Systems scan them. Big companies like Google receive over 50,000 job applications with resumes per week! So, […]

Do Cover Letters Still Matter? (part2)

Critical components of a cover letter Heading with all of your contact information. The salutation (e.g., “Dear Mr. Smith,”). Try to find the name of the recruiter or hiring manager. An attention-grabbing opening paragraph (i.e., The Hook). What makes you unique and valuable? Explain why you are motivated to join their company. What do you […]

Do Cover Letters Still Matter? (part1)

Yes, 74% of recruiters claim that they still read them. ResumeLab surveyed 200 recruiters, HR specialists, and hiring managers to find out what they think about cover letters. The results are fascinating! 83% claimed that a great cover letter could secure you an interview even if your resume isn’t good enough. 77% of recruiters will give […]

Don’t Let a Promotion affect Your Career

How could a promotion ruin your career? Isn’t that what everyone wants in return? Yes and no. Many people think that they want a promotion, but then things start to feel wrong: They feel overwhelmed with Impostor Syndrome. They feel like they’ve fallen prey to the Peter Principle. They feel like they are barely hanging on by their fingertips. These are […]

Do not let a bad experience affect your Confidence

If someone doesn’t have faith in you, you need to have faith in yourself. When you were young, you had spectacular hopes and dreams for your future. You created a plan for your life that was going to be glorious. You were making good progress on the path to your goals. But, somewhere along the way, something — […]