With a decade’s experience of writing about job search and recruitment topics, Paul understands the power of words to influence mindsets and alter destinies. His previous recruitment career taught him that the seeds of a successful job search are sown long before you come to writing your resume. Dad of two great teenage kids and husband to a long-suffering writing widow.
You will likely apply to plenty of jobs during a job search. But what if a company posts several job listings and you feel qualified for more than one of them? Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
Penning an email to respond to a job offer is a monumental moment in your career. You have a job offer in front of you, but what if that salary offer isn’t quite where you would like it to be? How should you write a salary negotiation email?
There is nothing worse than working in a hostile work environment where harassment and other unwelcome conduct go unchecked. If workplace bullies know that they can get away with it, intimidation and discrimination will dominate the culture.
You might think that social anxiety would prove a barrier to earning a living, but there are plenty of jobs to suit someone who is socially anxious. It is not healthy to shut yourself away entirely—just a little contact with others is often enough.
Skills-based resumes put more of an emphasis on the skills required for a role, rather than what was achieved at each previous employer. We explore when this format (also known as a functional resume) may prove most useful for a job seeker.