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Ask An Expert: How to Explain What You Have Been Doing Since You Lost Your Job

Ask An Expert: How to Explain What You Have Been Doing Since You Lost Your Job

An AOL reader asks, "what do you tell potential employers in an interview when they ask the question, "What have you been doing all this time while laid off?" There are many peripheral activities you may be involved in while searching for a job that can prove to a prospective employer that you have been... Read More »

Ask an Expert: Landing a Job in a New Field

Ask an Expert: Landing a Job in a New Field

An AOL reader asks, "My resume needs to show how my recent education and certification gives me the knowledge required for a medical biller or coder in a physician's office or hospital. I have been unable to overcome the minimum experience of 1-3 years in a health care environment required for any... Read More »

Ask an Expert: How to Explain a Downsizing During an Interview

Ask an Expert: How to Explain a Downsizing During an Interview

An AOL reader asks, "I have been let go and I am collecting a severance package. How do I handle this in a interview? My former employer will not report anything negative if a prospective employer calls for a reference." You're not alone! Many people face the same conversation in their interviews each day... Read More »

Ask an Expert: What Are Keywords and Why Do I Need Them on My Resume?

Ask an Expert: What Are Keywords and Why Do I Need Them on My Resume?

Corbis An AOL reader asks: What are keywords and why do I need them on my resume? We've all searched for something online by typing in a word or phrase that closely resembles the type of information we are looking for. We find information and make decisions about products and services via these types... Read More »

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