Job Search During the Coronavirus Outbreak? Difficult But Not Impossible

“And just when I thought I had finally had my life under control,” I saw a friend of mine vent on his Instagram last week. I could sympathize. His job offer got rescinded last minute due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. True, he’s not fighting for his life in a hospital like many others. Compared… Read More »

10 Ideas to Manage Working From Home With Your Kids Around

More people than ever are working from home with their kids around—and if you’re new to this balancing act, I’d like to share some strategies that have worked for me over the years. Over the past 13 years I’ve worked from home while raising and homeschooling 6 children. While I may not know all the… Read More »

Job Seeker’s Guide to a Phone Interview

In today’s global and mobile economy, many job seekers regularly apply for positions that are hundreds or thousands of miles away from their current job and home—perhaps even in a different country. Long gone are the days where everybody stays at the same job for 50 years, or even stays in the same city or… Read More »

How Mid-Career Professionals and Executives Can Find Jobs in the Age of Coronavirus

Video Interviewing Techniques, Networking Tips, and Hidden Job Market Strategies Discussed JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mid-career professionals and executives who have been laid off or are in stalled job searches due to the coronavirus pandemic can improve their chances of finding new jobs when they use new, free resources from Great Resumes… Read More »

Home Office? These 13 Tips Will Help You Stay Productive and Sane

Our office has been empty since last Thursday. Everyone at Kickresume was told to stay home. And we are not alone in this. Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, many companies have asked their employees to stay in their homes. Even corporate giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft or Facebook have already cancelled their meetings and… Read More »

Biggest Cover Letter Fails for Young Professionals

Download our Resume Writing Guide for Young Professionals–Only $27! “Do I really have to write a cover letter?” Is a common question asked by those in the job search. The short answer: yes. The long answer: yes, you should write a cover letter. Cover letters help to tell a story that is hard to convey… Read More »

Networking for Young Professionals

Download our Resume Writing Guide for Only $27! We’ve all heard the phrase, it’s all about who you know when it comes to the job search. At first, the idea of networking and building connections might feel overwhelming. You might tell yourself you can’t network because you are introverted, you don’t know how to talk… Read More »

How to Write About Accomplishments on Your Resume

Our memories are short. Can you remember all the details of the project you worked on last week? How about last month? What about a year ago? One of the best ways to prepare for a time when you will need to share your accomplishments is to collect details of your achievements as you go… Read More »

Why are resumes written without pronouns?

Resumes use a unique style of writing to emphasize brevity in order to maximize the reader’s time. This is especially important since the average resume receives fewer than 30 seconds of the reader’s time upon first review. Many people find this style of writing a bit confusing, so here is an explanation about “resume speak.”… Read More »

Why You Need an Executive Resume

The most obvious reason why you might need an executive resume is when you’re looking for a job. But there are many other reasons why you might want to put together an executive resume now, even if you’re not actively seeking new employment. Your employment situation can change in a heartbeat — the company may… Read More »