The Elevator Pitch: How to Make Yours Pitch Perfect

You’ve got 30 seconds to sum up who you are professionally, what you’ve accomplished, and why you are a great – make that outstanding – candidate. Oh, and somewhere in that 30 seconds mention your career gap without it sounding like a negative. Gulp.  Welcome to the elevator pitch. As daunting as it may seem to introduce yourself, engage the listener, and include an “ask” in such a short amount…

Networking Not Your Thing? (Hint: You’re Already Doing It.)

Gone are the days when networking meant slapping on a name tag at an industry event, glass of self-confidence in hand, trying to make small talk with strangers, and exchanging business cards that would inevitably be lost or tossed.  Whew! Glad that’s over.  But there is still a valuable role that networking plays in your job search. Many jobs are posted for public viewing, but a lot of them are…

How to Represent Your Career Gap on a Resume (With Templates)

When starting your job search, the resumé advice you’ll usually get is to hide any and all career gaps.  That’s because of the unfortunate stigma that still exists around hiring people with career breaks, especially those who left to provide family care.  Hiding your gap might be sound advice in general, but it’s a mistake when applying for a returnship. For these opportunities, there’s no need to justify your time…