Everybody thinks they know how to write a resume these days. They warn against typos and tell you that employers only spend a few seconds looking at your information. They mean well, but their advice is flawed. Many of these old adages were true 10 years ago, but times have changed. Things are completely different.
Virtually any employer would agree that everyone deserves equal opportunity and general respect, yet so many don’t know that they’re holding people’s age against them. Not only is this completely unfair (and illegal), but a lot of organizations never see how this attitude creates huge missed opportunities. Understanding Ageism Simply put, ageism is the practice
The job application process can cause anxiety at any stage in your life and you are judged at every point within this process. Creating a good cover letter is key to successful applications and gives you the opportunity to create a good impression on museums that you’d like to work for. Keep your cover letters
Most people get nervous before a job interview — after all, there’s usually plenty at stake, and it’s a highly pressurized situation to be in. However, for some people, interviews are far more than merely stressful. They can be so intimidating that they become a real barrier to advancement in a career, and therefore, life
If you’re preparing for a job interview at a museum, there are many things to consider. What are you going to wear? What will you say to the inevitable ‘have you got anything you would like to ask us?’ question? Have you done enough research on the company and the role? These are all common
Have you ever found yourself devoid of all inspiration when faced with the blank pages of a museum job application form? The empty box you have to fill with your personal statement can be especially daunting — you want the job, or at least to make a positive impression, but you simply don’t know where
There are a number of things museums consider when deciding whether or not they want to hire you. Your employment history, your personality, your performance in interviews and your resume all play important parts in landing you a job. But in today’s world, there’s one more thing that recruiters look at – your social media
When writing resumes, there are mistakes many people make that hurt their chances at getting an interview. Are you making any of these five resume mistakes when applying for jobs in museums? Overdoing the Formatting More traditional museums might require a more serious tone and layout than more contemporary and creative organization. That said, even more