Writing a Resume for the Self-Employed Entrepreneur

Getting yourself organized and put together for a job search is a job in and of itself. Trying to reword your outdated resume and write a proper cover letter can be daunting work for those who haven’t looked for a new job in a long time. Moreover, there’s the interview process to consider and think through!   This whole ordeal can be quite overwhelming to some, especially if you are stepping out of self-employment and back into the job market. There will be many adjustments to consider as you make this transition, such as answering to another person rather than being your own boss and adapting to a set schedule instead of setting your own hours. This change can be hard to swallow for those who have been self-employed for many years, but the new season can also be exciting.   One thing you don’t want to have to worry about, as you take this [...]

Writing a Resume for the Self-Employed Entrepreneur 2015-10-28T19:53:29+00:00

Do Your Passions and Your Paycheck Collide?

It is reported that the average American will spend 90,000 hours of their lives at work. Kind of blows your mind to consider that number, huh? Let’s break that down a bit… You’ve got 24 hours in a day, so 168 hours in  a week, making 8,736 hours in your year. If you consider the statistic above, then that means that working 90,000 hours in your lifetime is the equivalent of working approximately 10.3 years straight, all day every day. Now that’s really mind-blowing!   What’s even more staggering is that only around 30% of those individuals, who are spending 90,000 hours of their lives at work, actually enjoy what they do and the company that they keep at work. The large majority of Americans are spending a full decade of their lives toiling away in an environment that brings no happiness and fulfills no passion! What a sad truth to be revealed.   So, now that [...]

Do Your Passions and Your Paycheck Collide? 2015-10-28T19:44:41+00:00

Tossing the Templates and Providing Customized, Client-Specific Work

With everything so quickly and easily accessible online, we, as a society, are finding ourselves more and more self-sufficient. Why buy laundry detergent when Pinterest can tell you how to make your own? Why take your car to the mechanic when a YouTube video will walk you through the necessary steps yourself? And, to hone in on our specific interest, why ask a professional to write a resume for you when you can spend a few seconds grabbing a free template yourself?   The principle of the matter seems quite simple. You need a job, so, therefore, you need a resume. The one you once used is ancient, and you have no idea where the zip drive is located that might or might not even still house the aforementioned resume. So, you need a fresh start, and you need it now. The easiest thing to do next is to search online for a nice-looking resume [...]

Tossing the Templates and Providing Customized, Client-Specific Work 2015-10-15T22:12:39+00:00

How is the Job Search Going??…. How to Answer Their Many Questions

Have you ever been dating someone for a long time and had to answer the frequently asked, “So, are you two ever going to get married?” That question gets seriously old after a while, huh?! Or, maybe you took the marriage plunge and then were faced with the ever popular and incessant, “So, when are you going to have a baby?” (insert…nudge, nudge, poke in the ribs, big grin) We’re an inquisitive culture, aren’t we? Always wanting to be ‘in the know’ and asking questions that may be seemingly harmless at their root but start to feel intrusive and quite annoying as they’re asked repeatedly, especially by the same person. These inquisitive folks in your life will most likely be just as interested in your unemployment as they were in your dating relationships and plans to reproduce. If you have not already become familiar with hearing the “So, how is the job search going?” question, [...]

How is the Job Search Going??…. How to Answer Their Many Questions 2015-10-09T16:06:02+00:00

Non-Techy Person Seeks Technological Work… You’ve Got Options!

In the culture in which we live, you’ve got to understand technology to survive, right?! Whether it’s punching buttons on your tv remote, relying on your phone to direct you to your road trip destination, or intricate programming of the latest software, we’ve all got our hands in technology on some level.   Some may have more of a knack for it than others, but just because you don’t have the tech gift doesn’t mean that you can’t work for a technology-based company. Those non-tech people who dream of a job at Apple, Google, or other such monsters in the job market can cling to hope that there just might be a job in the field that fits you, in all of your non-technological shortcomings.   We stumbled upon this Top 10 list from Natasha Rhodes, CareerBliss, that lays out some job options for the individual that wants to get their foot in the door [...]

Non-Techy Person Seeks Technological Work… You’ve Got Options! 2015-10-09T15:58:16+00:00