Tag tips

Three Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out With today’s online and automated application processes, you might think that a cover letter is no longer necessary. However, a strong cover letter may be even more important in this digital world. Use your cover letter as a tool to help you stand out from applicants who don’t submit ...
Read More
Work From Home Success As our world continues to face a new normal, many people are learning how to work in a familiar, but different environment, their home. Here are a few tips for making your remote office space work for you.   Develop a Work from Home Routine Whether you have a flexible start or stop to your day, or you have a set schedule, it is important to create a ...
Read More
Hiring events are a great opportunity for job seekers to make personal connections with potential employers and showcase more than their resume. According to Kyle Tarkington, a business solutions representative, job seekers can expect to have casual conversations with employers and suggests they come prepared with questions for employers to ...
Read More
Throughout your lifetime, you might experience a period of unemployment because of family illness, childcare, schooling or another reason. While extended resume gaps might cause hiring managers to pause, it doesn’t mean you’re not qualified for the job. Use these tips to deal with a resume gap and impress hiring ...
Read More
A quick internet search for “career training Grand Rapids MI” will bring up many training options throughout West Michigan. Where do you begin? How do you find the right training program for you? Before you dig deeper into training programs, here are a few questions to think about: What do ...
Read More
“Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common interview questions. Answering open-ended questions like this can be difficult, but don’t let them throw you off. Plan ahead to make the most of an opportunity to share something that’s not in your resume or cover letter. Here are some ...
Read More
Are you using the right words on your resume? Writing a resume can be challenging. It’s hard to sum up years of accomplishments with a few words. Are the words you choose the best words to describe your skills and expertise? Choosing the right words to describe your work experience ...
Read More
This is the fifth of a five part series. West Michigan Works! now offers workshops designed to help you bring important employability skills to your job search or current workplace—skills that West Michigan employers have identified as the ones they look for in an ideal candidate or employee. WorkReady workshops ...
Read More