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How to Explain Short-term Employment on Your Resume

resume help Jul 04, 2018

Have you been doing contract work and are now looking to transition into a permanent, full-time position?

Are you sending out a ton of resumes to jobs that you really are qualified for but aren’t receiving any responses?

The way you are listing your experience on your resume may be the reason.

There are a lot of job applicants that have been in contract positions — positions that tend to be less than 12 months, and that’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it can make a candidate more desirable as they will have a broad range of experience and talents that they can now draw on for each new assignment or position.

Where candidates tend to go wrong though, is listing that experience without putting the word “Contract position” behind the title.

That simple omission can change how a recruiter sees that short-term experience. Instead of being a well-rounded employee with a wide variety of skills, the candidate instead can appear as though they are job...

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What's Holding You Back?

career Mar 09, 2018

What’s holding you back from advancing in your career?

We all have things that we feel like we can use as an excuse so that we can stay with the status quo and not move forward. I’ve been just as guilty as the next person of this. Sometimes you realize it, and other times it takes an outward force to make you change and then you look back and wonder “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” 

Well, let’s get there now!

The top excuses I hear are:

  • Fear
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Stuck in your comfort zone

Let’s talk about each one. 

Fear:

If fear is holding you back, you need to identify what it is that you’re afraid of. And if that fear would come to pass — how would you overcome it? Once you have a plan of action to overcome what you fear, that fear is often less intimidating and you can now move forward.

Lack of Knowledge:

Where do you feel you lack? Computer skills? Personal or professional experience? Identify your Strengths,...

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