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Michael Gardon

  • Writer's pictureMichael Gardon

I’ve been there with Job hunting.

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Here's your weekly update from Careercloud. New on Here are a few of the recent articles from Careercloud! How To Become A Freelancer If you want more flexibility in your professional life or cash in your wallet, you may be wondering how to become a freelancer. The good news? While it takes some planning and effort, your freelance business is within reach. We’ll show you how to get started so that you can earn money on your terms.

How to Pass an Excel Skills Test If you’re applying for a job that requires knowledge of Microsoft Excel, there's a good chance you will need to take an Excel skills test. Taking an Excel assessment is part of the pre-employment process to ensure that qualified candidates get hired. Scoring high on the skills test can be the deciding factor on whether a company offers you a job or not, so practice tests, like those offered by JobTestPrep, can be incredibly valuable.

In this article, we’re going to shed some light on what a federal resume is, additions you’ll have to make if you decide to apply, and give clear insight on how to write one. Federal resumes are two to three times longer than traditional resumes which is good news for those who feel pinched for space when creating and submitting a traditional resume. The bad news, then, for others is that they might not have enough experience to adequately complete a federal resume. Federal HR personnel places more emphasis on experience than perhaps any other type of hiring managers. New on Careercloud Radio ​The Careercloud Radio podcast has featured some amazing guests! How To Troubleshoot Teamwork With Dr. Valerie Patrick In this episode, Michael Gardon chats with Dr. Valerie Patrick. Valerie Patrick is a PhD chemical engineer who worked in multi-national organizations for 25 years where she gained over 10,000 hours of experience leading teams to achieve a wide range of objectives. Valerie founded Fulcrum Connection LLC in 2013 to provide instructional design, training, consulting, and facilitation for a broad range of topics related to teamwork, innovation, and sustainability. Valerie also has over 10,000 hours of experience as a Certified Professional Facilitator and is certified with distinction in the foundations of neuroleadership by the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Job Seeking Advice, Examples, and Intelligence With Ronan Kennedy Ireland-based Ronan Kennedy is a career coach who has worked with thousands of professionals at just about every level - from interns to CEOs, and everywhere in between. Because of this, Ronan has been able to develop a unique set of skills to help just about anyone get results from their job search.

In this episode, Justin and Ronan discuss the career path that Ronan took, and as we learn, it was a journey that could (and should) instill hope for you as you embark on your own career path. They touch on job seeking in Ireland vs. the U.S., and the difference between the two cultures as it relates to the business world, and they wind down the interview by talking about both emotional and gender intelligence as it relates to the workplace.

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The Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) exam is designed to assess your competency within your chosen engineering discipline, and passing it is a necessary step to becoming a Professional Engineer. The exam is challenging, and many students opt to take a PE exam prep course first in order to give themselves the best chance of passing the first time. We’ve compiled a list of the best PE exam prep courses to help you find the one that’s right for you.

The world of work has changed dramatically over the past year due to the need to be socially distant and the resulting employment downturn. These hurdles magnify the importance of showcasing desired skills and capabilities during your professional career – especially during the job hunt. The first step of almost every job application process is to submit a resume. With so much riding on that first impression, reflecting targeted skills in your resume is key. Here are some in-demand skills and abilities to include on your resume.

Today’s email is sponsored by ZipJob. ZipJob offers a variety of resume writing services, including executive resumes. ZipJob provides everything you might expect of a high-touch executive resume writing service. After an initial phone consultation, there is a five to seven-day turnaround to produce the initial draft, on which you are allowed unlimited revisions. Perhaps one of the most attractive benefits is your option to make future updates or additions to your resume as it may change over time, so if you opt to go with ZipJob, you can feel safe knowing that you’ve got a stable of writers to help you in years to come as you gain more professional experience. Get started with ZipJob today!

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Talk soon! The Careercloud Team

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