Write An Amazing Resume Summary Statement (6 Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson What is the best way to start my resume? How do I get the attention of the hiring manager? These are questions we have all asked ourselves at one point or another. And to muddy the waters a little bit, we have the ongoing “battle” between “Team Resume Objective” and “Team Resume…

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How To Negotiate Salary During The Job Interview Process

By Mike Simpson Money…money…money…money…money. It makes the world go ‘round… it’s rumored to be the root of all evil… and if you listen to the old saying, it can’t buy you happiness. Hmm. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say whoever coined that phrase hasn’t had to face the struggle of…

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12 Ways You Can Zap Your Job Interview Nerves

By Mike Simpson OK, it’s “go time”.  You open the front door to the company you are about to interview with. The floor beneath your feet is cold and unforgiving, echoing your footsteps as you make your way down the unfamiliar hallway. Each ragged breath you draw in fills your lungs, causing your already pounding…

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How To Write A Cover Letter (Definitive Guide 2022 + Template)

By Mike Simpson So you want to learn how to write a cover letter… But let me ask you this: Have you ever been on a blind date? It can be overwhelmingly nerve wracking. There you are, all dressed up in your finest, ready to sit down across the table from someone you know absolutely…

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15 Things You Never (Ever) Want to Hear During Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson We’ve all been there… You’re firmly planted in your chair, chest puffed out as you rattle off perfect answers to any interview question the hiring manager throws at you… “This isn’t so bad!  I’m a shoe-in for this position,” you surely think as the taste of victory fills your mouth and visions…

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Job Interview Questions and Answers 101

By Mike Simpson “And now, for our feature presentation…” Normally these words would signal you to lean back in your movie theater chair, put on your 3D glasses and start shoveling buttery popcorn into your face for the next two-and-a-half-hours. But in this case, while your job interview does have the potential to be an Oscar-winning…

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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile For Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson Resume…check. Cover letter…check. Fancy new corporate outfit…check. Perfectly crafted and optimized LinkedIn profile… Uh oh… Just when you thought you had covered every angle, crossed every “t” and dotted every lower-case “j”, you realize that your LinkedIn profile is opened up on the screen on the hiring manager’s computer as you go…

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5 Essential Resume Tips That Will Land You The Interview

By Mike Simpson Here we go again.  Another job application, and another resume submission. Have you ever just sat there, looked at your resume and thought, “I wouldn’t hire me after reading this.  This thing is putting me to sleep…” Don’t worry!  We’ve all been there. Here’s the thing.  It’s tough to make resumes exciting! …

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