Start the New Year with a Refined Elevator Pitch

Elevator pitches are quick synopses of what you bring to the table as a professional. While they’re classically used while networking – allowing you to effectively introduce yourself to a new contact – elevator pitches also play a role in job interviews. In many cases, icebreaker interview questions like “Tell me about yourself” are the […]

What Is the Value of Professional Certification?

Many professionals have the ability to acquire professional certifications. However, they may question whether putting in the time and effort is wise. Often, the value of a professional certification initially seems unclear, particularly if you haven’t traveled this road previously. However, most credentials of this nature provide ample value, at times in ways professionals don’t […]

Should I Work for a Company That Has a Bad Review?

When you’re searching for a new job, reading reviews is a common way to vet a company. However, if you see an exceptional opportunity at a company that has a bad review, you might wonder if applying is a poor idea. Often, negative reviews should serve as red flags, but that doesn’t mean you should […]

How to Write a Professional Summary for Your Resume

When you’re looking for IT contracting jobs, finding ways to stand out from the crowd is essential. By having a well-written professional summary on your resume, you can separate yourself from the competition. Plus, you give the hiring manager a clear indication of your suitability as a candidate, increasing the odds that they’ll keep reading. […]

Why You Should Accept a Job Offer Even If You Make More on UI

During the pandemic, the CARES Act provided additional financial assistance to unemployed individuals. In some cases, the payment boosts made unemployment more lucrative than working, causing many professionals to delay their job search. While receiving more through the unemployment program can make it seem like returning to the workforce isn’t the best move, that isn’t […]

Simple Body Language Tips for Your Next Interview

During a job interview, it’s normal to be a bit nervous. In many cases, candidates work hard to make sure they are saying the right things. The issue is, if they aren’t also aware of their body language, they may not be conveying the ideal message. Your body positioning, gestures, and movements play a big […]