Skip to content

Resume and Career Services Blog

circle-multi

Resume & Career Strategies for Your Success

woman looking for a job

Insider Tips for Job Search Success: Launching a Job Search

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Nov 5, 2019

  Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. This series of “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use these checklists to find your new job faster.…

Read More...
dream job

Get Clear On What You Want and What You Do Well

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Nov 4, 2019

Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. These “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use this checklist to find your new job faster. Know What You…

Read More...
job search detective

Become a Detective – Look for Companies that Fit You

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Nov 1, 2019

Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. These “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use this checklist to find your new job faster. Find Companies That…

Read More...
man's hand shown writing

A Word About Cover Letters…

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Sep 25, 2019

Even though not delivered through the mail, we still call them cover letters. They are now most often the email message that accompanies resume submissions if requested. The cover letter should not be a repeat of what is in the resume. If not used, they become excellent talking points for your interview. While the resume…

Read More...
linkein on mobile

4 Things You Must Do on LinkedIn

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Apr 21, 2019

If you are searching for an opportunity or want to move your career to the next level, you must be on LinkedIn. It has 154 million users in the US; a comprehensive network for professionals, hiring managers, and businesses looking for talent and services. Your profile is one of your best personal marketing vehicles. To…

Read More...
Coach tag

Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Apr 8, 2019

It seems everyone has a coach. We hear about coaches for lifestyle planning, careers, sports performance, etc. Even Tiger Woods has a coach! So, what is their purpose and value and could you benefit from their expertise? Coaches are often mentioned when discussing careers strategies, and we read about them in resume books. By definition,…

Read More...

Excellence is a Learned Habit

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Oct 24, 2017

Excellence becomes a habit when it is a repeatable standard of measure that defines your actions, behavior, goals, and decisions. When you consistently assess and decide how you will react or perform you set a personal standard. Evidence of your standard of excellence shows in your family life, career, and business relationships. In your family…

Read More...

Ready for that Phone Interview?

By Brenda Goburn Smith | Jul 13, 2017

Let’s get rid of the jitters by understanding what you might face. To be sure, interviewing, in fact, hiring practices for finding and selecting candidates have changed. Keep in mind that the challenge for human relations professionals, recruiters, hiring managers and their assistants is to hire the best candidate for the open position by screening…

Read More...

Persistence Works – Rinse and Repeat

By Brenda Goburn Smith | May 25, 2017

When you have a clear idea of your goals, practice persistence and determination, by repeating required actions until you accomplish your objective. This old quote from the 30th president of the United States bears repeating: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people…

Read More...
Scroll To Top