Career & Job Search Roundup (1/20/17)

The Career & Job Search Roundup is a weekly summary of top advice, resources, and content focusing on career transition, job searching, and personal brand development – expertly curated by the BRS team. Resume Dos & Don’ts to Land the Interview (Apres) Sharing the most important parts of your professional story is the key to […]

Workaholic Syndrome: Why Avoiding Time Off Means Losing Money

Italy grants workers an average of 42 paid days off per year – some European countries exceed even that, in the interest of work/life balance. On average, Americans receive a whopping 13 days per year, and of those eligible to receive those benefits, only 57 percent are actually taking what they’ve earned. The other 43 percent […]

3 Tips for Building Your Network in a New City

Relocating to a new city can present a number of challenges to job seekers and career changers –including how to build a new professional network. Whether you’re in the process of planning to relocate or have already done so, there are a few things you can do to prepare in advance, start building lucrative relationships, […]

Do High School & College Students Need a LinkedIn Profile?

Q: Do high school and college students need a LinkedIn Profile in order to apply to job and internship opportunities? A: The short answer is yes, as I remain in the thought camp that LinkedIn can benefit almost anyone. However, in this case, students of high school and college age are likely in a place […]

Should I Disclose Vacation Plans in the Job Interview?

Q: I have vacation plans in place for the summer and I’m also actively interviewing for jobs. Do I need to tell potential employers upfront about my plans, and if so, at what point it is appropriate to ask for the time off? A: Unless you’re planning to be out for 2 months, or pretty […]

Most Powerful Resume Keywords

How to Choose Powerful, Descriptive Keywords for Your Resume   Nothing is worse than reading a resume littered with nondescript adjectives, or one that lacks powerful marketing phrases. For example: “Dedicated and results-oriented professional with 10 years experience supporting marketing and advertising departments.” I have no idea what this person does. And I can probably […]

My Proven Formula for Writing a Great Cover Letter

Q: What is the most effective formula or strategy for writing a great cover letter? A: While there are certainly examples and templates out there that you can reference, there isn’t really a specific step-by-step formula for writing the best cover letter. It really comes down to who your audience is, what kind of information is […]

Personal Websites for Job Seekers (And How to Create One)

Websites aren’t just reserved for brands and creative professionals. A branded website or landing page can be a great tool for job seekers of all levels and industries. In certain industries like design, specific areas of advertising and marketing, writing, and fine arts, the personal portfolio or website has always been a key component of […]

How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up After a Job Interview?

Q: How long should I wait to follow up with a potential employer after a job interview?   A: The first thing you want to do after a job interview – whether it’s an initial phone conversation, or an in-person meeting – is to follow up with a thank you letter reaffirming your interest in and […]

Career & Job Search Roundup (10/26/16)

The Career & Job Search Roundup is a weekly summary of top advice, resources, and content focusing on career transition, job searching, and personal brand development – expertly curated by the BRS team. Build Your Portfolio of Skills With LinkedIn’s Learning Week (LinkedIn) From October 24 to 30, you can take courses on some of […]