Archive for June, 2014

Two-Thirds of U.S. States Still Haven’t Recovered Jobs Lost in the Recession

Two-Thirds of U.S. States Still Haven’t Recovered Jobs Lost in the Recession

Reports published by the United States Department of Labor show the U.S. economy finally regained all jobs lost in the 2007-2009 recession. However, the increase has been slow and uneven across the country, leaving two-thirds of states below their peak total payroll.  According to numbers published by the Department of Labor, employers added 217,000 jobs […]

June 26, 2014 | By More
Health Insurance Sales Jobs: What to Expect

Health Insurance Sales Jobs: What to Expect

With a positive outlook through the next decade, health insurance sales jobs are a popular career choice for new and recent grads. Before entering this facet of the insurance employment industry, read ahead for information on what you can expect from this profession. Health Insurance Sales Agents: The Basics Health insurance sales jobs require you […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
How to Find Success in the Financial Specialist Job Market

How to Find Success in the Financial Specialist Job Market

In the current economic climate, many self-employed financial specialists are seeking opportunities in large financial services companies. Not only do they offer the financial stability that isn’t guaranteed when working for yourself or a smaller company, but larger companies also offer an entire portfolio of products created to meet the financial needs of your clients. […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
How Large Companies are Helping Financial Specialists Succeed

How Large Companies are Helping Financial Specialists Succeed

The idea of cold-calling prospective clients can leave many financial specialists like you feeling, well… cold. Or, it may leave you feeling anxious and discouraged. Building your financial planning business on your own may seem like the entrepreneurial dream, but there may be another way to climb the ladder of success without starting completely cold.

June 4, 2014 | By More
Feeling Depressed About Your Job Search…DON’T.

Feeling Depressed About Your Job Search…DON’T.

If you’ve been in job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers coming […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
How Good Does Your Resume Look?

How Good Does Your Resume Look?

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

Customize Your Resume for Today’s Job Search

The résumé that landed you a job five or ten years ago may no longer be as effective as it once was, especially if it was the “one size fits all” type. In order to conduct a successful job search, it’s essential that you custom fit your document to the targeted position and its challenges. […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]

June 4, 2014 | By More
What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]

June 4, 2014 | By More