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Peter Bryla
Peter Bryla
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ResumeLab's Picks & Tips

February 2021

90 Powerful Action Verbs for CVs

by Kat Boogard


Nobody should know better than you what you did all day. But, putting those duties into words that sound impressive is way more challenging than you bargained for.  Well, that’s where action verbs for CV building come into play. Find out the most dynamic ones that'll make your CV stand out from other applicants.


January 2021

Best Home Office Desks: The Completely Sortable List (2021)

by Henry O’Laughlin


Collection of desk descriptions with links to where you can buy them.


Don’t Miss These Guest Posting Tips from 17 Experts

by Jessica Huhn


What tips should you follow for guest posting success? 17 expert contributors share their best guest posting strategies and advice.


Top CV Mistakes That Hold Job-Seekers Back

by Gabrielle Olya


When you apply for a job, your CV is usually your first impression — so you want to make it a good one. And if you haven’t been getting called for interviews for many of the jobs you’re applying to, it’s possible that you’ve made a CV mistake that’s stopping recruiters from reaching out. Fortunately, if you know what the mistake is, you can fix it.


Signs of a Toxic Company Culture While Interviewing

by Empire CV


The importance of a strong corporate culture cannot be overstated. Was there a way this situation could be avoided? At Empire CV, we want you to be aware of these 9 signs that you may be interviewing for a job at a company with toxic company culture.


8 Tough Interview Questions and Answers to Ace Them

by Kat Boogard


There are some tough questions that get asked over and over again. So, chances are pretty high that they’ll come up in your own interview as well. By having a polished response ready for these common (yet tricky) questions, you’ll not only calm your nerves but also increase your chances of knocking your interview out of the park. Find out what they are and how to best handle them in order to maximise your chances of landing the gig.


December 2020

The Importance of Directories for Online Visibility

by Jordan Stella


Building the right local SEO strategy takes time, care, and research. We surveyed our community of B2B marketing experts and business owners to help provide you with the tips and best practises you need to start improving your online visibility by using directories today.


100 Remote Working Tools and Software

by Twine


We all use e-mail. But there are actually alternatives that are more efficient to communicate as a team. Find out which ones are the most useful in this list of the best working tools and software


The Complete Guide to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)

by Joe Manna


Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) has become the preferred business communications solution. But what exactly is it? How does it benefit you? Does it live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out and learn everything you need to know about UCaaS.


Best Webinar Platforms (To Teach or Grow Your Business)

by Ron Stefanski


According to surveys on average, the best webinars have a conversion rate of 19%.  If you want to experience these kinds of conversions in your marketing, it’s important to choose the right webinar software. Find out the top options based on criteria such as ease of use, reliability, special features, customer reviews, and pricing.


Treat Your Job Search as a Full-Time Job

by Empire CV


What many don’t agree on, is how much time a job seeker should spend actually looking for a job. Some job seekers may think every waking moment should be spent looking for a job. Others may think that dedicating just a few hours a week to their job search is sufficient. 


At Empire CV, we believe that the real answer lies somewhere between those two extremes. Your best bet is to treat your job search as a full-time job.


November 2020


Goal Setting and 5 Year Plans: HR Leaders' Advice

by SelectSoftware

Professional goal setting is key to achieving in your career. But, it can be tough, especially in the world of human resources. So, we asked a few experts to weigh in and give their advice to HR professionals looking to put together their own five-year plans.


How to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged

by Findcourses

One of the main challenges of team engagement is communication, followed by trust between the employers and their talents. No matter how different the approaches may be, companies must aim for happy and productive employees even in the virtual workplace.


Be a Better Remote Worker

by Connecticut Innovations

Whether you’re working remotely due to the pandemic or you’ve been doing it for awhile and want to improve your game, we’ve got you covered. Our best tips below, from people who have it down.


50 Great One-on-One Meeting Questions for Managers and Employees

by Lattice

When it comes time to set the 1:1 meeting agenda, it’s natural to feel at a loss for words. That’s why we asked business leaders to share their favourite weekly one-on-one questions.


Career Change Survey: Has COVID-19 Prompted us to Change Careers?

by Findcourses

COVID-19 is having a substantial impact on our career change decisions, according to our findings. The survey that we've recently run reveals respondents’ top reasons for considering a career change, the necessity of training while switching careers, and the investment that professionals are willing to make in education.


How To Take Criticism: Stories & Advice

by Outwit Trade

Practically anyone who has ever done anything has faced criticism, and if you’re doing anything even remotely challenging or innovative, you’re bound to get it in droves. And being that we’re emotional creatures who are always going to care about what others think of us, criticism can hurt. Given these facts, learning how to take criticism well, and using it for good is a valuable skill. In this article, you’ll find several comments and stories intended to help you do just that.


8 Best Thank You Emails After an Interview


The thank-you note should be sent to show appreciation for the time spent interviewing the interviewee on behalf of the job candidate. But how should one go about doing so? Find out all the tips and tricks to make this key follow-up message engaging and memorable.


How to Start a Lifestyle Blog (And Make Money)

by Ron Stefanski

If you are interested in starting a lifestyle blog, this guide will show you the step-by-step process to build and grow a successful blog that will be a source of consistent income for you. Ready to get started? Let's go.


Canva Versus Visme: What’s the Difference?

by Payman Taei

What's the difference between Visme and Canva? To help you decide which is best for your needs, we've created a series of visual comparisons to demonstrate the key differences between the two.


October 2020


8 Experts Share Tips On Using Video As An Employee Training Tool

by Render Pilots


Leveraging video for onboarding or employee training provides more flexibility with training materials and can accommodate a more diverse range of learning methods. But even though the vast majority of companies are using online learning platforms or LMS tools for video training, making a unique and engaging video is still a massive challenge. That’s why we’ve picked the brains of some video training professionals with a combined experience of over a century! 


3 Red Flags to Watch Out For When Interviewing Potential Employees

by LegalZoom


Whether your business is growing, you're replacing workers, or just setting out to hire your first employees, there's an art to interviewing. The more deliberate you are in preparing for the process, the better off you'll be. Follow these tips to excel at interviewing potential employees and find out which red flags you should be keeping an eye out for.


Best COVID-19 Work From Home Tips

by CarolRoth


Working from home can be challenging under the very best of circumstances, but especially during COVID-19, when partners, spouses, and children may be home, too. So, we have asked the knowledgeable contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors, and entrepreneurs to share their own best tips for improving the work from home experience.


Managing Remote Workers: Expert Advice from 40 Veteran Managers

by MegaMeeting


While remote work carries many benefits, like enabling businesses to save money on office space, letting employees have flexible work schedules, and avoid spending countless hours each week commuting, there are also challenges. Here's what 40 veteran managers had to say about managing remote employees.


8 Best Laptops for Artists in 2020

by Millo


Laptops make sense if you often meet clients in-person, if you work remotely, or if you simply don’t have space for a full desktop setup in your home. In this day and age, many of us can’t even imagine not having a laptop to tote around. So what are the best laptops for artists to choose from? We’ve looked at a variety, and came up with some pros and cons that are important to weigh when choosing your next computer.


How to Become a Freelancer in 8 Steps (2020 Version)

by Millo


Are you considering joining the ranks of over 56 million people in the United States who have made the leap to working for themselves as freelancers? It’s scary to leave the comfort and security of a regular job with a regular paycheque, but the freedom and enjoyment of being a freelancer could be the best thing you ever do. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started.


Top 10 PowerPoint Alternatives Compared

by Orana Velarde at


Choosing the best presentation software for your needs can mean the difference between closing an important deal and blowing the opportunity of a lifetime. We’ve all heard of death by PowerPoint. You don’t want to be one of those who blow it because they didn’t choose wisely. Luckily, in a post-PowerPoint world, there are a variety of options for every need imaginable.


15 Ways to Make an Extra £1000 a Month From Home (With Proof)

by Ron Stefanski


According to a recent MIT survey of 25,000 American employees, 34 percent of those employed before the pandemic were working remotely. Post-pandemic, it’s very likely that this number will rise and more employees will work remotely due to the “new world” that we’re all getting accustomed to. Find out how to make extra income while ‘working from home’.



September 2020


The 9 Fatal Flaws of Today’s Hiring Model (And How It Should Change), According to Experts

by Liv McConnell


Between being breadcrumbed by hiring managers and disingenuously led on for “open” roles that aren’t really open, there’s plenty that’s wrong with today’s hiring model. And as you fire off your 500th job application into the abyss, it’s enough to leave anyone wondering: how exactly did things get this bad? And when in the world of recruiting will they be better? We heard from hiring experts on the most glaring issues with the ways candidates are hired (or not hired) today, and what exactly needs to change. 


11 Positive Changes to the Interview Process in 2020

by Josh Tolan


Companies around the world transitioned to remote work this year forcing their hiring processes completely virtual as well. Arguably, the most abrupt transition most companies have adjusted for is making hiring decisions based on phone and video interviews. However, recruiters and staffing pros have faced plenty of other changes in 2020 as well. We reached out to recruiting and hiring experts to learn how they’ve shifted their interview process this year and what changes they plan to keep for years to come. Here’s a look at how the pandemic has changed the interview process as you know it.


How to Write a Report Properly and Effectively

by Chloe West


If you’re looking for the best way to document information or share your findings in a professional and well thought out manner, a report might be the best way to go. But if you don’t know how to write a report, where should you start?

August 2020


How to Be Better at Explaining Things

by UpJourney


The ability to explain things articulately and effectively can help you in your everyday life and your career. But sometimes, even when you fully understand a concept or idea, you still have difficulty explaining it to other people. This guide offers a few tips to help you communicate and be better at explaining things.


Interviews Coming Up?

by Swyg


The internet is inundated with tips, tricks, and hacks about how to nail your next interview. However, candidates can rarely find a simple guide to help you navigate the interview process. And we all know just how complicated, confusing, and one-sided that process can be. This article aims at providing you with some practical insights that you can leverage in your next interview.


15 Common Mistakes in Public Relations

by Medium


We asked PR and growth experts: What are common mistakes in Public Relations that entrepreneurs tap into? What are some common pitfalls to avoid? What are examples of PR gone wrong? Here are 15 mistakes to avoid.


12 Stories From Leaders: Their Mistakes and Lessons Learned

by LiveChat


We’ve asked managers from various industries about their biggest mistakes and challenges as leaders and what lessons they’ve learned over the years. Check it out.


Yumva Free Courses

by Yumva


Yumva is a new platform that offers a choice of free online courses for career development. All created by industry professionals and each course takes between 30 minutes and 3 hours to be completed.



July 2020


40+ Interview Dress Code Do’s and Don’ts

by UpJourney


For most people, job interviews are a bit tough. Aside from that, trying to decide what to wear may cause a lot of additional stress. Should you wear something formal or business casual? To help you figure out what to wear, here are some do’s and don’ts of interview dress code.


How Far Back Should a CV Go (According to 20+ Hiring Experts)

by UpJourney


One of the most common questions job seekers have is “how far back should a CV go?” A lot of people include decades of experience on a CV, which could be the reason why their CVs don’t get any callbacks or interview requests. This article will show you exactly how far back your CV should go, as discussed by hiring experts.


Applicant Tracking System CVs: How To Beat The Hiring Bot That’s Killing 75% of All CVs

by GoSkills


With 3 million incoming job applications every year, Google and most large companies (98% to be exact) are integrating applicant tracking systems in their recruitment process. Meaning, job seekers have one more thing to worry about – you can have excellent work experience, but can a hiring algorithm “read” them? And if so, how do your experiences rank compared to other applications (yes - it even does that). So hold off on burning your CVs. We’re going to go over exactly what you can do to deal with these hiring algorithms.


Make Your Instagram Story Ads Unforgettable with These Six Tips

by Instasize


Instagram (IG) Stories is just over a year old and has almost 250 million daily active users. Those users not only watch stories made by their friends, family and favourite businesses; they also watch IG Story ads. This article discusses how to make your IG stories unforgettable.


Money Saving Tips for University Students [2020]

by IvyPanda


If you don’t want to bother your parents every month, you’ll have to learn how to manage your cash. You may be familiar with buying groceries and clothes already, but what about paying bills? Or renting furniture or buying study materials? IvyPanda has prepared a comprehensive guide to help you. We’ll show you every possible way to save money in university. Use our tips and concentrate on more vital matters than making ends meet. Learn how to control your spending, and live your life to the fullest.


How to Start a Graphic Design Business in 10 Simple Steps

by Millo


Starting a graphic design business can be an exhilarating and exciting adventure whether you’re hoping to work for yourself full-time or just make a little extra money from an on-the-side design business. Learning how to start a graphic design business is pretty straightforward too if you’re willing to put in the work. This guide shows how to start a graphic design business in 10 steps.


24 Places to Get Freelance Jobs on Autopilot in 2020

by Millo


Whether you’re looking for freelance jobs to start your own service business or you need them in order to grow your current company, this collection of resources for getting freelancing jobs is for you. To start, you’ll find an updated feed of jobs in special categories below as well as more links where you can find freelance jobs in the categories you’re most interested in.




June 2020


10 ways to fight Zoom fatigue

by Carla Rudder


Video conferencing will be a long-term reality for many professionals – and so will Zoom fatigue. Here's how leaders can mix things up to make meetings more meaningful and engaging.


How to Prepare for a Job Fair (According to 11 Experts)

by UpJourney


Rather than spending countless hours filling out applications and reviewing hundreds of online ads, more and more job seekers prefer attending a job fair instead. That's because it’s a smart approach to marketing yourself to any potential employers. Here’s how to effectively prepare for a job fair, as discussed by experts.


Challenges of Working Remotely In Times of COVID-19

by Bhuvi Kathpalia


Anomalous times call for extraordinary resolve and determination on the part of employees, managers and organisations. To successfully conquer remote work, organisations need to identify a set of remote work skills and shift focus to L&D initiatives to empower everyone to effectively and productively work remotely without getting bogged down by the challenges of working remotely.


 May 2020


What is an Infographic? Examples, Templates & Design Tips

by Midori Nediger at Venngage


This is a crash course on infographics and infographic design (along with examples of infographic templates). 


27 Hints for Interviewing for a Job Remotely

by Gabrielle Olya


In light of the coronavirus pandemic, companies that are still hiring are largely conducting job interviews remotely via phone or video. GOBankingRates spoke to career experts, human resource pros, recruiters and other executives to get their best tips for succeeding at a remote job interview. Follow these tips to make it to the next interview round.


21 Things to Do to Prepare for a Layoff During the Coronavirus Crisis

by Kris Scott


With massive layoffs in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and unemployment claims at a record high, many of us are expecting the worst-case scenario of losing our livelihoods. But rather than waiting and dreading what might be inevitable, why not take action now? There are plenty of things you can do pre-layoff to set yourself up for a more successful, less anxiety-filled few weeks if the pink slip does come your way.


9 Examples of Professional Goals For Work

by Josh Spilker


Too often development goals can seem like extra paperwork rather than tangible, achievable objectives related to your career path. This guide discusses professional development goals and examples to help you propel your career.


Blogging for Business: 6 Reasons to Start a Blog

by Adela Belin

Blogs form the foundation of a strong content marketing strategy. However, just having a blog is not enough. It’s important to plan your content well, write valuable posts, publish consistently and spend time engaging with other bloggers too. The best blogs are those that readers can derive value from which helps attract new visitors, and increases chances of conversions. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to g

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Peter Bryla
Peter Bryla
Peter is a Community Manager at ResumeLab. He loves to help job candidates improve their chances of landing their next dream gig. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, reading and cheeky jokes.

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