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

The real goal of the resume in a job hunt and why yours isn’t generating a response

What is the real goal of the job resume? After reviewing 1000’s of resumes, we at Career Tracker can confidently conclude that most candidates don’t understand the real purpose of a job resume. Most resumes are created with the intention of landing a job offer. The best thing to realize when hunting for a job … Continue reading The real goal of the resume in a job hunt and why yours isn’t generating a response

When do recruiters call candidates back?

Reset expectations Do recruiters call back?  Just because you haven’t heard back from a recruiter doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong. If you haven't heard back don't give up and don't assume you didn't make it to the next stage of the interview process. Career Tracker is here to ease the discouraged hearts and minds … Continue reading When do recruiters call candidates back?

Resume name, how to save and name your resume

Believe it or not, the naming convention you use to save your resume makes a difference. We have all heard the saying, "It's the little things" and in the case of the job search, it is absolutely the little things.  Which little things you ask? Don't worry, Career Tracker has your back. We worry about … Continue reading Resume name, how to save and name your resume