What is a “Functional Resume”, Should You Use One, and If So When?

Author: Jaclyn Westlake Source: The Muse When done right, your resume should showcase your most relevant experience as it relates to the role for which you’re applying. The goal, of course, is to help a hiring manager understand how your unique set of skills lines up with their needs—and that you’re the ideal person for …

How to Show You’re Really Interested in a Junior Position as an Older Employee

Author: Jaclyn Westlake Source: The Muse Looking for a new job always has its challenges, but some job searches have more hurdles to jump over than others. Like it or not, hiring managers make assumptions about the candidates they interview based on their appearance, their communication style, and yes, their age. So when an older …

How to Address Your Rage Quit Daydreams

Author: Elizabeth Alterman Source: The Muse If you’ve ever struggled with a condescending boss, difficult colleagues, or work that feels like a soul-destroying slog, you might have fantasized about “rage quitting.” Maybe you even scripted the scene in your head—telling off your manager, cursing out that impossible client, or letting your co-worker know exactly how …

Show Off Transferable Skills to Successfully Change Careers

Author: Caroline Ceniza-Levine Source: Forbes At a recent workshop, one experienced professional asked how to package her skills to show employers that what she could offer was transferable to a new career. People do change careers – i.e., moving from one industry to a different one or moving from one role to another. Therefore, employers …

New Year, New Career!

If you made a big, career-related New Year’s resolution this year, we’re betting it’s one of three things: finding a new job, getting a big promotion at your current company, or finally venturing out on your own.

3 Reasons That Job Wasn’t a Waste of Time, Even if Your Current One’s Completely Different

Author: Abby Wolfe Source: The Muse For the past five years, I’ve worked in some sort of health-related job. From healthcare IT, to employee wellness, to college health. But now, I’m a full-time freelancer, focusing on writing, editing, and career coaching. It’d be easy to think that the past five years were a waste. Instead …