Landing Your Dream Job: Resume Design Tips

Designing an outstanding resume is a crucial element to landing your dream job. Resumes and cover letters are the entry point to the interview – and you want your first impression to convince the hiring committee that they need to have an interview with you!

Resume design sounds straightforward, but many people don’t take the time to consider how their information appears on paper. You can have amazing credentials, but if it’s laid out in a way that is hard to read or gives an unprofessional appearance, you will find yourself dismissed from consideration before you even had a chance to speak.

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Landing Your Dream Job: Resumes That Captivate Attention

Welcome to my Landing Your Dream Job Series. Over the next few months, I’ll be with you every step of the way as you work towards landing your dream job. We will start with the application materials and go all the way through to negotiating a better job offer.

Generally, the first step to landing your dream job is to submit a resume. Depending on the job, hiring managers can receive hundreds of resumes, so you need to bring your A game if you want your resume to get noticed from the pile. Writing a resume that captivates attention is the very first step to landing your dream job.

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How to Survive a Red Eye Flight with Kids

In January of 2017, I swore off ever taking another red eye flight with kids. Little boy was three, and we had the most horrendous experience. He would not take a nap that afternoon. Of course he fell asleep on the 25-minute car ride to the airport. Then he wouldn’t fall asleep again until two in the morning. After sleeping two hours, I had to wake him up to get off the plane, then wake him up to pick up our bags, and then wake him up to get in the car. I’ve never seen such a total and complete meltdown as I did that morning. Every time I woke him up, he would give me the saddest little whimper and beg me to let him sleep. No way was I ever going to attempt another red eye flight with kids again.

How does that quote go again? “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

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Don’t Buy the Hype: Read This Not That

Have you ever read a New York Times bestselling novel and wondered, That was terrible! Who the heck likes this book? And some books aren’t exactly terrible, they’re just … meh. Do you wish someone would tell you to read this not that?

Luckily for you, I’m willing to let you learn from my mistakes. Let me be the trailblazer who reads anything and everything. Take my advice on which hyped books are worth your time and which books to avoid. Because finding time to read is hard enough in our busy lives, don’t waste your precious time on overhyped books.

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My Year of Travel: 10 Places I’m Taking My Family

When my family was young, my husband was working full-time and pursuing his master’s degree at the same time. As a result, we didn’t have any time or money for travel. When he finally defended his master’s thesis, we celebrated with a family trip  to San Diego.

That was the moment I caught the traveling bug. Those sunny days in California were wonderful, but, to my surprise, I enjoyed planning the vacation almost as much as taking it. Since then, my husband and I have made traveling a priority.

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Four Tips for Your First Time at the Gym

How many years has your New Year’s resolution been to get into shape? Personally, I’m at year three. Every year I’ve told myself I’m going to get back into shape like I was in high school. I’d make some lame attempt at running in the summer, and then I’d go back to my sedentary ways. My high metabolism has let me easily hide behind the curtain of being thin but not fit.

This year I decided this was the year. We could afford to add me to my husband’s gym membership. This is the year I am going to be more than thin. I am going to be fit and strong.

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Why Millennials Need Travel

When Jaclyn and I decided on the focus of our blog, we were debating whether travel really belonged with life and work as one of our categories. Does it really fit with our goal to help savvy millennial women? I mean, I love to travel and really want to write about my travels. But would our travel-related posts add value to our readers?

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30 Books Every Millennial Needs to Read

Jaclyn and I have written about Why Millennials Get a Bad Rap, Why Millennials Need Travel, and Why Millennials Can’t Have it All. So shouldn’t this post be titled “Why Millennials Need to Read”?

Sorry, but I’m not going to go into the various reasons why millennials need to read. I’ve got nothing earth-shattering to add to the standard answers. Instead of saying why you need books in your life, we decided to compile a list of the 30 books millennials need to read.

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Why Millennials Can’t Have It All

Last summer, I was talking to a female GenX colleague about her experiences entering the job market. At that time, she and other women her age were sold the idea that they could have it all. They could be the perfect mom, the perfect wife, the perfect employee, and the perfect hostess, all rolled into one perfect bundle. They could have the gorgeous home, the beautiful car, and a powerful career.

The way she rolled her eyes as she was telling me this made me pause and think, “Are millennial women falling for the same myth?”

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Why Millennials Get a Bad Rap

I’m sure you’ve heard all of the negative adjectives used to describe the every-day millennial: Entitled. Lazy. Spoiled. Narcissistic. Social Media Junkies.

No wonder we get such a bad rap. It makes you curious to know if there is anything positive about being a millennial woman. I’m here to tell you that these negative descriptions you hear on a daily basis are complete misconceptions.

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