Tag Archives: Career Advice for Young Professionals

Thank You

Quick Tips: Say Thank-You; Pay It Forward

Throughout your high school and college career, you’ve had many people come along side you to support you, encourage you, and even challenge you. Take some time to say thanks: Send a quick email, a thank-you card, or make a call. If it’s been a while, let the person know what you’ve been up to, (internships and summer jobs you’ve […]

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Quick Tips: Keep Your Rants Off Social Media

You’ve probably read a few of them; maybe you’ve even shared or re-tweeted a few – We’re talking about those epic rants from celebrities, disgruntled employees, or friends on social media that are, well, quite entertaining.  But as funny as they can sometimes be, public rants can also be very damaging.  Here are a few tips for keeping yourself from hurting your […]

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Questions Answered: I lied on my resume; what should I do now?

Question: I wasn’t entirely honest on my resume. I wrote down that I knew a particular technique but I don’t actually know it, I’ve just heard of it. Now I’m feeling guilty. What should I do? ~ Rojirah M., Baltimore, MD Answer: You have a few options after submitting a resume or application that has false or inaccurate information on […]

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Questions Answered: Should I include “adult entertainer” on my resume?

woman-silhouetteQuestion: I’ve been an actress in adult films for the last five years. It has been my primary income while I’ve been in college. I’m about to graduate and I’ve been applying for entry level chemistry technician jobs. I am not ashamed of my work, but I’m not sure how to include this on my resume or if I even have to include it.  But I don’t want it to look like I have no work experience. I put myself through school and was basically working a full time job while being a full time student. I don’t have the typical “campus” jobs to list on my resume either. What should I do?  ~ Meira, Florida

Answer: This is an important question! The basic rule of thumb for writing a resume is to only include experience that is related and relevant to the positions to which you are now applying. Although the chronological resume format, (one that lists your related work experience in reverse chronological order), is most popular, it is not always the most effective for every job seeker. Especially for college students, recent college graduates, and people who are changing career fields, who have limited related work experience, a combination format resume, (which is based on skill set), may make the most sense – at least until you have that first related job under your belt.
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