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May 26, 2019

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7 Ways to Customize Your Resume to a Job Posting

Even if they bear identical titles, no two jobs are the same. Hiring managers at different companies will have distinct needs, visions and challenges to address. If you want to get your resume noticed you need to take stock of these disparities so you can cater to them. In other words, you need to think about how to write a resume that speaks to the unique particulars of the job at hand and sells you as a perfect match.

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you need to start from scratch every time you pursue a new opportunity. To save yourself precious hours, you should ideally build a base resume — a core template, of sorts — to work from during your job search. That way, you just need to rework the pertinent bits for each position you apply for. Not sure what kind of changes you should be making to customize your resume to a posting? Consider these seven tailoring tips. Read More

It’s “take your kid to work day” every day when you join BabyQuip!

Rent and deliver baby gear to traveling families and build a successful business at home. We are the leading baby gear rental platform in the US and Canada.

Are you looking for a side gig to earn extra income, supplement your full time job, or do you want to build a business as a stay at home mom? If so, we’re glad you’re here! BabyQuip provides the infrastructure and platform for you to build a successful baby equipment rental business. Think of BabyQuip like AirBnB but for baby gear! BabyQuip Independent Quality Providers (QPs) delight traveling families by delivering everything they need while traveling. As a provider, you get to work from home, set your own schedule, build relationships with customers, and be your own boss.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Working from Home for Yourself

The holidays are almost here. Along with all the joy of the season often comes the stress of bills and wanting more money to buy gifts for all your family and friends. With a new work from home opportunity, you can vanquish those worries and enjoy the holidays stress free. Now is the time to start thinking about the business opportunity that the Arise Platform has to offer. If you sign up now, you can be in charge for the new year! Read More

How a December Job Search Can Yield Great Gifts

Whether you’re looking to make a change or looking for a new role full time, it can be tempting to spend the holiday season on a break from your job search. No one hires over the holidays anyway, right? Wrong.

According to the data, December may be one of the best months of the year to look for your next work opportunity. Increased turnover, decreased applicant pools, and year-end hiring quotas are just some of the reasons you may want to consider transferring your job search from your post-holiday resolutions file and placing it front and center on your December to-do list. Read More

6 Telltale Signs Your Job is Unhealthy

“A little hard work never hurt anyone…!”

It seems like we heard that a lot growing up, either from a parent admonishing us to get busy doing chores, or an elder chiding us to get serious about earning a living. Either way, the implication was we were shirking around in a prolonged childhood, and needed to take on adult responsibilities. It would require a little work, but it wouldn’t hurt anyone in the end.

We’re grown up now, working in the 21st century economy, and we know better.

We’ve learned that with any amount of hard work comes stress. Going to work and earning a living are now major preoccupations in our lives, and some of our biggest sources of stress.

Day after day of doing even a little hard work adds up to a lot of stress, and often leads to devastating effects on health and wellbeing. In his recently published book, Dying for a Paycheck, renowned management professor Jeffrey Pfeffer pinpoints four major workplace stressors: work-family conflict, long work hours, low control over the work environment, and job insecurity.

In an earlier study, Pfeffer and his colleagues found that job insecurity increases the odds of developing a physician-diagnosed condition by about 50 percent, while long work hours increases mortality by nearly 20 percent. The overall effects of workplace stress on health is more acute for women than men.

Research also shows that it is actually healthier to be without a job than to continue in a highly stressful one. Leaving is often the best thing to do in a situation where your job is literally killing you. Taking positive action towards moving on, such as updating your resume, can help re-empower you while also addressing the stress of job insecurity. (A free resume builder can help should you move in this direction.)

Regardless of whether you work in a toxic environment or a healthy one, you will experience stress, both good and bad. Being aware of how it affects you and your emotions can make a big difference on your health and wellbeing.

Here are 6 signs your job is unhealthy: Read More

6 Resume Tips for Career Changers (That Don’t Involve Sacrificing Salary)

If you’re like most people, you’ve at least thought about shifting careers or fields. A recent Harris Poll conducted for the University of Phoenix indicated that more than 50 percent of working age adults are interested in making a career change.

More than 80 percent of the survey’s potential career shifters anticipate barriers to securing a position in a new field at their current compensation level. The following resume tips for career changers can help you land a brand-new role or shift industries without sacrificing compensation. Read More