On one of my recent runs I was thinking about the similarities between my running and my career so I thought I’d share. Sometimes things become clearer when we view them from a different vantage point. 1. I’m running my own race There will always be people who are faster than me, people who win awards, … More How running is like my career
I’m writing this post in response to a discussion topic in one of my favorite career-related FB groups for military spouses. There are probably many of you out there applying for jobs at major companies and never hearing a word back despite being well-qualified. Large companies receive thousands of job applications to their advertised positions. To reduce the resumes … More Resume Scanning and Applicant Tracking Systems. How to help your resume make the cut.
Okay, let’s hit the bane of the accompanying partner or traveler’s resume existence- gaps in your resume. First off though I’m going to rephrase this. You do not have gaps in your resume; you have gaps in your employment history. Unless you’ve been living in a cave my guess is you’ve developed skills and experience … More Gaps in your resume
I’m writing today’s post in response to some posts on a military spouse social media site (big shout out to you awesome spouses!) about the frustrating process of applying for numerous jobs advertised on some of the big job sites and not only not getting an interview (let alone a job) but not even hearing … More Job Search Strategies Part One- Target preferred employers
It’s no secret that networking is an integral part of find a job and furthering your career. So why network and how should you go about it? Firstly, why network? There a couple of reasons. Firstly, most jobs are not advertised. You read that right- most jobs are not advertised. These unadvertised jobs make up what we … More Networking for job hunters
In this book Jo Parfitt (author, publisher and ex-pat) and Reichrath-Smith (career consultant and ex-pat) have created a guide for those who want to create a satisfying portable career. The book, A Career in Your Suitcase is now in it’s 4th edition and is filled with stories, exercises, checklists, advice and other resources for finding your passion … More Bookshelf: A Career in Your Suitcase by Jo Parfitt and Colleen Reichrath-Smith