How to write an effective cover letter that will be read. A recruiter speaks out!

Cover letters get a bad rap Most candidates do not know how to write an effective cover letter. We at Career Tracker have been recruiting for years, are still in the game, and see a lot of cover letters. We have seen a lot of changes as it relates to the job application process. Cover … Continue reading How to write an effective cover letter that will be read. A recruiter speaks out!

Best advice for the first few weeks at a new job

Best advice for a new job Having just landed a new job, you are probably going through a lot of emotions in anticipation of your first day. You are probably asking yourself several questions. Some of the questions you may be asking: Will my coworkers like me? Will I get along with my manager? What … Continue reading Best advice for the first few weeks at a new job

Career Management: Manage your career by setting expectations

Career goals Are you managing your career goals? Most of us think we are managing our career, but we want to provide you the tools so you are confident you are managing your career. Remember, Career Tracker isn’t successful unless you are successful. Let us ask you the following questions: Have you talked to your … Continue reading Career Management: Manage your career by setting expectations

401K explained in layman’s terms

401K and "The Match" This post is on the topic of the 401k, explained in lay person's terms. Big thanks to one of the smartest guys we know. It would not have been able to be written without the help of a financial guru we really admire and consider a personal friend, @barstonel. Seriously, you should … Continue reading 401K explained in layman’s terms

Employee Stock Purchase Plan, ESPP

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) We at CareerTracker just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. We thought it might be a good time to help folks to think about increasing the nest egg. Today we are talking Employee Stock Purchase Plans. The Employee … Continue reading Employee Stock Purchase Plan, ESPP