Articles by Nate Swanner

  • Informational Interview: Benefits & How to Ask for One

    While a job posting can provide some crucial insight into a particular role or company, there’s nothing like obtaining some insider information to help you decide if a particular company, job, or even career is…
  • Mastering the Art of ATS Tech Resume Optimization

    ATS, or applicant tracking systems, are utilized by companies to help with the management of the hiring process for a variety of roles. These platforms assist recruiters and other staff in tracking applicants’…
  • Program Manager vs. Project Manager: Differences Explained

    Across organizations and industries, program managers and project managers help businesses with myriad tasks. These roles may be needed to keep large projects or programs operating efficiently. But what is the…
  • Unique Interview Questions to Ask Employers

    For many candidates, there’s one job interview moment that can spark a lot of dread: when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” The mind inevitably races. What should you ask? Will your ques…
  • The Essential Skills for a Resume That You Need to Have

    The “skills” section of your resume is meant to showcase your abilities and demonstrate to potential employers that you’re worth considering for the role. Many hiring managers will first scan your skills sectio…
  • Using Interpersonal Skills to Elevate Your Career

    Even though you might not realize it, you use interpersonal skills every day, even if your job leaves you relatively isolated. Every time you interact with someone in a virtual or in-person setting, you’re usin…
  • Using the STAR Method to Ace Your Interview

    For many job seekers, the hardest parts of a job interview are the “Tell me a time when…”-style questions. These put your experience in the spotlight and often force you to revisit your most challenging days as…
  • How to Find a Mentor to Accelerate Your Career

    A career mentor can help you make tough decisions, navigate career choices, provide context for tough times, and help you take full advantage when things are going great. Sounds like something everyone should h…
  • Crafting an Impressive Tech Resume

    A common mistake tech job candidates make is thinking their resume is a formality. They write a “standard” resume that details their skills and background in a very generalized way, and then submit that resume…
  • How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You Noticed

    All great cover letters have one thing in common: They engage recruiters and hiring managers in a way that entices them to want to interview you. Standing out in a sea of candidates, all with their own cover le…
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