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The Secret to Resume Success

Did you ever apply for a job that you were certain you were perfect for...and then hear back nothing? The lack of response may have nothing to do with your experience, and everything to do with how you’re presenting it on your resume.
 
These days, recruiters receive thousands of resumes for desirable positions. ...




Michigan high school counselors to get training in college and career advice

Just raising Michigan to the national average in college attainment, then, could add $6.8 billion to the state economy.Counselors are now required to get 150 hours of professional development training every five years. The new law requires 25 of those hours to be in college preparation and selection, and 25 hours in career counseling. ...




3 Reasons An Electrical Apprenticeship Could Be Right For You

Employment in the trades is receiving new interest as more office and manufacturing tasks are automated, and the need for skilled, hands-on workers increases. If you feel you have the aptitude and interest to go into a field such as electrical work, you may be interested to know that employment opportunities as an electrician are expected to grow 9 percent in the next decade, within a variety of different areas of expertise. ...




Five of the Most Dangerous Blue-Collar Jobs Today

There were 4,836 casualties of work-related deaths reported in the U.S. in 2015, which averages more than 13 deaths every single day. The largest percentage of these are from what are considered blue collar jobs, and 21.4% of those were in construction alone. ...




Wanting to Get into Graphic Design? How to Become an Expert in Your Field

Becoming an expert in any field is a tall order, but if you have a passion for graphic design and want to end your career at the top of the field, it's certainly doable. It will take no small amount of talent, practice and learning your craft. Here's how to become an expert in the field of graphic design. ...




Expert Advice: 7 Tips for Crafting Your Best Resume

t’s a good practice to keep your resume up to date, but it’s especially important for those just starting out in their careers because their experience can’t speak for itself yet. A resume is an easy way to list all of your accomplishments for hiring managers to see—but how you do it can make all the difference in whether your resume goes to the bottom or the top of the pile. ...




Top 10 Good Reasons to Quit Your Job

Are you thinking about quitting, but not sure you're doing it for the right reason? Before you quit a job, you should be very sure that you want to quit. Hating your job might not be a good enough reason to quit unless you have another job lined up. There might also be other reasons you should keep your job or wait until a better time. ...




Blue Collar Careers: 5 Trades That Make for a Bright Future

Many individuals are drifting away from going directly to college after high school. Skilled workers are always in demand, and these traditional blue-collar jobs can offer you a career without the debt accrual from going to college. These five blue collar trades can lead you to an excellent career that you’re happy with and can afford to make a living doing. ...




How To Stand Out At A New Job (And Fit In Too)

You got the job! You’re ready to begin and excited to get started. Here are a few tips to make sure you start your new job on the right foot.Understand The CultureFirst, take time to get to know the culture of your new company. The best way to do this is to schedule meetings with your team – both those who will be working for you and with you. ...




6 In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get 'Em

Ever glance at a home or car repair bill and think to yourself, "I'm in the wrong line of work!"? If so, it's with good reason. Skilled tradespeople who can build, repair or maintain equipment that most lay people cannot do on their own can rake in the big bucks, especially if they build their talents up enough to take the entrepreneurial small business route. ...