Jeriann Watkins Ireland

Jeriann is an editor, blogger, and trainer who has spent years bouncing in and out of middle management. You can find her on twitter or at her blog,

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How to Create a Résumé That Stands out From the Rest

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  January 16, 2018

Creating a résumé sounds deceptively simple with all of the available templates and technology out there. But in today's job market, crafting an effective résumé is actually more difficult than ever. There are countless résumé templates available to job seekers for free, and even more that are available at varying costs. The unfortunate truth is that no template by itself is going to be effective. If there were a magic template to help you get hired, it would quickly become overused and... Read More >

5 “Magic” Résumé Myths: Busted

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  December 27, 2017

If you're looking for a job, chances are you've come across a lot of résumé advice. Anyone who wants to build their reputation in the hiring field has written an article on LinkedIn with "magic" tricks to use in your résumé that will purportedly help you get hired immediately. Many résumé writing services and recruitment agencies provide advice that ultimately serves to convince you to utilize their services and give them money. And many of these supposed career experts perpetuate myths... Read More >

How to Protect Your Personal Information During a Job Search

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  November 21, 2017

Finding a job is often a lengthy, stressful process, and it can be tempting to take shortcuts in order to raise your chances of finding useful networking connections. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who use people's willingness to give companies their personal information to their advantage. Below are some tips on protecting your personal information during a job search. 1. Only Provide Necessary Personal Information Your resume will have to have some personal... Read More >

How to Protect Your Mental Wellness at Work

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  October 10, 2017

Today, more and more workplaces are providing accessible work conditions and leave policies that account for different mental conditions and work styles. Technology allows for more flexible schedules, and a better understanding of how different people require different environments to flourish and increase productivity in the workplace. Of course, there are still improvements to be made, but in the meantime, there are many ways to protect your own mental wellness at work. 1. Demand Policy... Read More >

Are You Taking Full Advantage of the Cloud?

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  September 15, 2017

The prominence of the cloud has made conducting business easier than ever. People can collaborate in real time, making remote work simple and effective. This ends up saving many companies lots of time and money. But is your business taking full advantage of the cloud? We've got the 3 categories where focus on improvement is vital to successfully using the cloud. 1. Allowing Flexible Schedules People work best when they can build their workflow a Read More >

How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills in College

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  August 10, 2017

College in America has been getting a lot of criticism, some of it warranted, and some of it based on misunderstandings about what college is supposed to accomplish. Certainly, there is truth in the claim that not everyone who graduates college leaves prepared for the job market, especially if they want to start on their own ventures. There are three key things college students can do while still in school that can kick start their entrepreneurship ventures early.   1. Learn the Business... Read More >

Should You Pay for Leadership Training?

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  July 19, 2017

Our society values leadership, and as such, management is a coveted position in today's business environment. Companies love ambitious candidates with a desire to move up. This gives them a pool of employees to vet when management positions become available. Applying for management can be stressful, and being passed over can be frustrating. Many employees may feel like they'll never get a management position unless they further their education, particularly in management and leadership... Read More >

Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Learn Before Quitting Their 9-5

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  June 13, 2017

It seems like everyone wants to own their own business or work for themselves these days. Business ownership may sound appealing, with control over your own schedule and job duties, especially since it's become more accessible in the past decade. The main reasons for this are: The internet has made information about regulations and requirements for businesses more accessible than ever before. Printing technology and free/affordable graphic design software makes it easy to create... Read More >

7 Ways to Hire the Best Employees

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  May 09, 2017

Today's recruiting world is a lot different from that in years past. Recruiting on the internet would seem to make it a lot easier to find people, but narrowing down qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company can be difficult. Other companies are also hiring from many of the same candidate pools, so standing out to candidates can be an added stress. And professional networks have become more fluid than field-specific, so relying on recommendations isn't always an option. We've... Read More >

Ways to Invest in Employee Up-Training

by Jeriann Watkins Ireland  |  April 07, 2017

Most employers realize the value of investing in at least a basic level of employee training. When employees are qualified to do their jobs and empowered to improve themselves and their workplace, the whole company benefits. Below are some different types of training you can offer your employees and some tips for setting up comprehensive, sustainable training programs and systems for your company. Workplace Specific Training Every company has its own procedures, rules, and culture. New... Read More >

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