So many of us, especially the “trailing spouse”, have a break in our employment for some reason or another. The Foreign Service often gives us the choice of taking a break from our careers or forces us into leaving our chosen profession for a tour (or three or four). If you have already taken a break from your professional life, for whatever Foreign Service or non-Foreign Service reason, the very first step you have to take is to figure out why you took that break. Maybe you chose to take time off to raise your kids. Maybe you chose to follow your spouse to a country where you weren’t allowed… Read MoreContinue Reading
Best Practices for Updating Your Resume
When you haven’t thought about your resume in a while, it can be tough to update it. You may feel out of touch with new formats and wonder exactly what you should include. This can be complicated by not knowing exactly which direction you are going next in your career. Regardless of whether you have a position you are applying for or you’re getting your resume in order for a future job search, these five tips will make sure your updated resume attracts the attention of employers. Do your research first Before updating a single word on your resume, do some research on what kind of positions interest you and… Read MoreContinue Reading
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