Could an Apprenticeship Program Be Your Next Career Move?

College educations are a pricey investment. And graduates today can be met with the heartbreak of an expensive diploma without gainful employment at the end of the tunnel. One alternative is a job in a skilled trade. If working with your hands to create a tangible product doesn’t sound fulfilling enough, there’s plenty of other considerations for entering the skilled labor market. Four Reasons to Go Into a Skilled Trade You can still find a great career without attending a four-year school. Unfortunately, trade jobs have received bad press—you may feel less professional or less qualified than if you have… Read more »

4 Things to Do After You Interview for a Job With a Staffing Firm

It’s easy to think of a job interview as the end of the process. From then on, other people will determine what will happen with your career – your part is over. This feeling can be especially prevalent when you interview with a staffing firm. Their job is to find you work, right? What more is there to do, but wait for the phone to ring with your dream position? The truth is, there’s plenty for you to do after the interview is over. By actively following up, you maximize your chances of getting the best possible placement. Four steps… Read more »

How to Write Your Very First Resume

Congratulations! Whether you’ve just finished high school, graduated with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or completed a trade school course, you’re ready to enter the workforce! Your ticket to the working world is your resume. This allows employers to make the first cut when deciding who they will hire. Crafting that first resume can prove difficult. Much of the advice about how to organize and shape a resume assumes you have a wealth of experience to use. Your early-career version has special concerns to keep in mind. But don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here are four steps to writing… Read more »

To Apply or Not to Apply, That Is the Question

A job posting is more than job posting. It’s also an invitation to another life. Each job opportunity presents a sliding-door moment; an event that could potentially change the rest of your career. Not that you should stress about it – it’s not as heavy as that description makes it sounds. But since a lot potentially hangs in the balance, you should take every step seriously. And the first step on this path is the application. Bringing up the immortal question: to apply or not to apply? Each application takes time and effort.  It’s impossible to apply for everything.  It’s… Read more »