Showing posts from 2017

Tis The Season To Get A Job!

With the upcoming holidays, many job seekers decide to take a break from their search until after the holidays are over. It can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays while keeping a job hunt moving forward. Many believe that employers stop hiring during this time, but that is not always the case. Employers will hire when they need employees, no matter what time of the year. A slower holiday season for some businesses can mean a good time to hire and on-board more employees. Are you torn between calling it quits until after the New Year or keeping the search going through the holidays? Here are our reasons to keep the job search going throughout the holiday season.

Less competition. Since so many job seekers take a break from their search there is less competition in the job market. By keeping your job search going you could get an interview that you might not have gotten during another time of the year when the job market was more competitive. 
More networking opportun…

Job Search Resources for Veterans

In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day we have put together a list of job resources for Veterans looking for their next career. Veterans have a lot to offer, but sometimes have a difficult time of finding that next job. That's where we and employers like us come in. Pan Asia Resources is proud to work with all Veterans! offers the largest veteran job board in the world. The individual can search for jobs, post resumes and network with other veterans. There is also other resources that include, transition resources, education benefits, and personal stories of others who went through the same process. is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers to access job opportunities across different federal agencies.
VetJobs is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and is one of the leading job boards for veterans. They list jobs, military career fairs and even a spouse portal.
America's Veteran is an official website of the U.S. …

Resume Writing 101

Are you wanting to change jobs or just looking passively? It is never too early to sharpen your resume and have it looking the best it can! A resume is the first impression an employer gets of you and it is key for it to stand out. Whether you are looking for an entry level role or a VP one, you want your resume to look its very best. We've compiled a list of resume tips that we've seen from personal and professional experience.
Tailor your resume to the job you are applying for. This is key in showing the employer how you fit their position and what skills you bring to the table. If you are applying for a Software Engineer role show them your relevant technical skills and point out any specific ones you have seen in the job description. Highlight the skills you have that match the key skills in the employer's role you are applying for. You want to be honest and upfront about the type of skills you possess. 
Use buzzwords in your resume. Using words like "accomplished&q…

The Final Rose: How Recruiting is like The Bachelorette

This season's bachelorette, Rachel Lindsey, is shaping up to be the most popular and well-liked bachelorette so far! Rachel gained fan's attention during her time on The Bachelor. She was quickly recognized for her bubbly personality and down-to-earth attitude. Her journey began weeks ago and is coming to an end very soon. How did Rachel get here? She started with 31 eligible bachelors and is now down to her final three. Rachel's journey to love is a lot like finding the perfect candidate for a job. Recruiters have to source and narrow down their results based on who is the best fit. Here are some lessons we learned about recruiting from Rachel's journey...

There's always going to fake resumes and candidates in the mix. Your job is to know how to sort through them and find the authentic ones. Much like Rachel's experience with Lucas aka "The Whaboom Guy" she knew he wasn't real and was not there for the right reasons so he was gone pretty fast. Go…

How to Succeed at an Internship!

So you’ve landed your self an internship! You’re probably a mix between anxious, psyched, determined and scared. If this is your first internship the sense of not knowing what to expect plays a big role. Here are some tips to prep for your first day and calm some of your completely normal nerves.
Look over the original position- It's probably been awhile since your interview and maybe you’ve forgotten- "What exactly did I sign up to do?" Look over the posting and remember that you are more than capable of doing those sorts of tasks asked of you. Check your route on Google Maps- It's always good to have a general idea of where you’re going, and you can also check out traffic patterns and figure out how early you should start to get ready. Rushing to get there on your first day is not ideal, and you don’t want to show up frazzled. Have a filling breakfast- You don’t know what will be asked of you on your first day. Maybe you’ll be eased in or you might have a lot thrown a…

If a picture paints a thousand words then a video could possibly paint a million!!

If pictures paint a thousand words then a video could possibly paint a million. On April 10th2017, a video of a passenger being dragged out of a United Airlines went viral. It has been around 48 hours and United stocks have taken a hit. The public is outraged with United Airlines, some folks have cut their United cards and United Airlines has lost a lot of good faith.  I was completely horrified when I saw the video. No matter whatever be the reason, it was completely unjustified for United and ground security to handle the passenger in such a brutal way.
Peter F. Drucker mentioned that there is only one purpose of a business: to create a customer. A customer is defined as a person who pays a business for goods and services. If a person does not pay, they are not a customer. Did United Airlines forget the fundamental rule of business and marketing? A customer experience that a business provides is the foundation for customer loyalty and repeat customers. I agree that there are tough…

An Interview with Vidya Sankaranarayanan from Brihadisha

The meaning of Vidya in Sanskrit is knowledge, but many more adjectives sprang to my mind during this interview. Vidya to me came across as a highly passionate, principled, strong and fiercely independent woman. She is a remarkable dancer who has been blessed by some legendary teachers in the world of Bharatanatyam. Here are some snippets our very interesting conversation.
Please tell me how you came up with the name Brihadisha for your dance school? Brihadisha is the primary idol in the Tanjore temple. Tanjore is where my Guru hails from, and where I learned Bharatanatyam. I relate Tanjore to my Guru, Shri K.P. Kittappa Pillai. His family was settled in Tanjore for several years, and were patronized by the Maratha King Sarfoji. I spent most of my summer holidays learning dance at my guru’s home. It was a second home to me. My guru’s ancestors have written several compositions on Brihadisha. To me, Brihadisha and Tanjore are synonymous to each other so I felt it was apt to name my dance…

An Interview with Kari Murphy from Loudoun Habitat for Humanity

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create safe and affordable housing for residents in Loudoun County. We sat down with its Director of Resource Development, Kari Murphy and got her insights into how the program works, how you can contribute and the impact it has on the community.

Kari, could you tell us about yourself, and what you do at Loudoun Habitat for Humanity?
I am the Director of Resource Development for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. I am also a wife and mother of two wonderful boys. I grew up in the mid-west in a small town. I mention this because what I love about serving the community through my job was learned by growing up in a tiny mid-western town. In my hometown, individuals supported each other and the local business within the community. I saw an outpouring of support and assistance within the community all throughout my childhood. I love that I am now able to practice that in my profession on a day-to-day basis.
What attract…

An Interview with Gladys Burke from ADJ Enterprises

It’s not every day that you meet a successful, grounded entrepreneur who is always ready to help the community and other entrepreneurs grow. So, I am really happy and excited to be meeting Gladys Burke, owner of ADJ Enterprises and getting to talk to her about her entrepreneurial journey.

Tell me about ADJ Enterprises and your entrepreneurial work here?
That is interesting what got me started. It goes two-fold. One is when I had my first child and fell in absolute love with him and being a mom. I was new to the area and didn’t know anyone here. So I wanted to do something that would allow me to take care of him myself. The flexibility of managing your time by having your own business appealed to me. Family is my utmost priority. Also, at that point I was trying to break into broadcasting and journalism. I faced some difficulty here from a race relations standpoint for opportunities. I decided I am never going to let one person determine my destiny. And that is why I started my company, …