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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of April 12th, 2021.

Looking for Your First Job? Here’s What to Focus on.

Job and life advice for young professionals. See more from Ascend here. “Yeah, I actually already got a job offer! I start in May!” These words still haunt me to this day. When I was a senior in college, it felt like everyone else had their lives together except me.

The Best Resume Format Guide For 2021

By Mike Simpson By now, as a seasoned job hunter and student of The Interview Guys, you should know there are a few essentials you should have in your arsenal: business cards, a solid cover letter, your elevator pitch, and your well-formatted resume .

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Did you know that when you submit a job application online, it’s probably read and filtered by a robot before a human ever sees it? No, this isn’t Star Wars, folks-just the 21st century job market. And that “robot” is something called an applicant tracking system (ATS).

How to account for a gap caused by COVID-19 on your résumé

Gaps in a résumé once were a red flag for employers, and job candidates have always been advised to have a solid reason for a period of unemployment. But with unemployment rates reaching an all-time high earlier this year due to the pandemic, chances are you may have had a job gap, too.

Should you threaten to quit to get a raise?

There is another person in my office that was given an early promotion but not for any reason other than she said she was given another job offer and was going to leave if she couldn’t get more here. Note that she doesn’t have additional experience, it’s minimal, and she has no degree.

Chris Kidd

Chris Kidd is the owner of,,, and