Take a look back at 2018 with us!  Our top 4 blogs for job candidates in 2018 covered a wide range of topics, from how to craft the perfect resume to why a bad cover letter can cost you an interview. The past year we’ve focused on sharing our best energy industry job seeker content to help keep you at the top of your game in 2018. Here’s a look back at the best of the best blogs from the past year.

An Easy Plan to Healthy Eating at Work

Wellness is a combination of strong health, good exercise, eating and sleeping well, and general work-life-balance. Just as your employers should be taking the health and wellness of their staff seriously, so should you. Even as more employers are taking active steps to make health and wellness programs a priority, employees are responsible for taking advantage of those programs. This blog covers the four things you can start doing today that will help you make sure you’re taking care of yourself with proper nutrition even on your busiest projects.

Don’t Let a Bad Cover Letter Cost You the Interview

If you really want to get the job, you need to stand out among potentially thousands of other applicants. To do this, you know that your cover letter must be incredibly good. There are many that fail to land their value to employers in their cover letter and lose out on an important opportunity. Some do this out of failure to realize the importance of a cover letter, and some simply don’t know what it takes to write a good cover letter. The bottom line is that a bad cover letter is a red flag to employers who will look over you as a candidate no matter how skillful your resume may present you as an employee. On the other hand, a good cover letter can help personalize your application and differentiate you from the crowd. This blog covers a few key tips to help you craft the best cover letter possible.

You Need to Remove These Parts of Your Resume Right Now

Your resume is often the first impression you will make with an employer. Make sure you are putting your best foot forward and not showing up with a resume that doesn’t do your career justice. As is often the case with more experienced professionals, sometimes there’s just too much content. The trick with resumes is that they do their job best when they are clear and concise. Read on to learn a few things you might benefit from cutting out of your traditionally formatted resume.

The First Two Steps to Becoming a Successful Contract Worker

Life as a contractor might not be glamorous, but it can be very empowering for a professional looking for a more flexible way to build experience quickly and make a difference on their own terms. This blog describes the two first steps you need to take to make sure you set yourself up for success as a contract worker in the modern age. (Hint: the first step is about how to build your reputation.)

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