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Ways You Can Instantly Connect at the Job Interview

At the conclusion of any good interview, you’ll have made a strong connection with the interviewer. First impressions matter, and if done correctly, they can give you a leg up in the process by making you more memorable and desirable for cooperative work in the mind of the hirer. But, it’s not always the easiest task to do so when you know little about the individual at the opposite end of the table. That’s why it’s critical to hone in on your interviewer’s communication style. Knowing your interviewer’s communication style can help you outshine others at the job interview. Start […]

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Deciding If It’s a Career Change or Boss Change That You Need

Excitement for work and general happiness and zest for life are traits that many professionals desire in potential recruits. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for workers. If you’re feeling bored, miserable, and/or unhappy at work, you may feel encouraged to search for a new job. But, before you go updating the resume and job hunting all over again, you should work to understand the core of the matter – is it that you’re up for a career change or just in need of a new boss and/or work environment? Here are some tips to help you figure it […]

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It’s Time to Update Your Resume (‘Update Your Resume Month’ is Here!)

If you didn’t know, September is “International Update Your Resume Month”! Yes, there really is a designated month to help us all remember that updating the resume is an important step to managing our careers. Whether you are considering looking for a new job or you are happy with where you are with your employer and career, taking the time to update the resume can help you make better sense of where you are professionally and the areas you need to work on to continue advancing. While updates to the resume can be done throughout the year, the month of […]

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Where Recruiters Are Looking and Where You Need to Be as a Job Seeker

As a job seeker, it’s important to know where recruiters are looking to find talent, in order to place yourself where employers can see you. It’s one thing to simply be where recruiters are looking, but it’s another thing entirely to be ready with a well-polished resume and online presence. Let’s first discuss where recruiters are looking for talent. Afterwards, we will dive into what you can be doing as a job seeker to impress recruiters. Where Are Recruiters Looking? In today’s digital age, most recruiters are sourcing talent from LinkedIn. They are searching for job candidates by evaluating the […]

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Employers Are Busy Hiring This Month – Ways You Can Get In On It!

September is here, and employers are busy with making major hires this month and into October. It’s the second biggest hiring period after January/February, when the vacation days and summer slowdown come to an end. So, if you’ve been thinking about a potential job change or career change, now is the time to get moving in on the action. Here are several things you should think about doing right now: Update Your Resume and Make It Stronger If you’re in a time crunch and want guaranteed results, it’s best to go with a professional resume writer who can fine-tune your […]

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Next-Gen Jobs: Desirable Tech Skills to Have on the Resume

What are some of the most important things to have on the resume? That is a question you need to ask yourself as you’re preparing to write or update your resume. While tech skills are clearly a focal point for IT professionals, it’s also a key component to the resume for all professionals in general in today’s digital age. Regardless of whether you’re an IT Administrator, Web Designer, Nurse, Senior Accountant, or Front-Desk Hotel Rep, tech skills are critical to today’s jobs. Having the right tech skills makes you more marketable. Wondering what are some of the top tech skills […]

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Job Hunting: Networking Done the Wrong Way

You can approach job hunting in many ways. Some prefer to look through job postings and apply through the job boards/company websites, while others may rely on recruiters who have access to job openings that are not publicly made available. And then, there are those who resort to working with the people they already know – also known as networking. Job seekers have found jobs through selecting one method or by utilizing a combination of them all, but the one approach that reaps the most results in a short amount of time is often the result of networking. Given networking […]

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Resume Writing: The Pros and Cons to the Different Formats

One size does not necessarily fit all, especially when it comes to the resume. Not only do job seekers need to customize content to each employer, but they also need to consider which resume format best suits the task at hand. Not every job seeker fits into a perfect mold for the traditional chronological resume format where those with a streamline work history can benefit. If you’re changing careers, you may opt for the combined/hybrid format. If you’re someone with gaps in your employment history, there are other resume formats that may help put you in a better light in […]

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Don’t Let Desperation Rule Your Decisions When Job Searching

Unemployment can take a toll on job seekers, but it can be especially rough on those who have been job searching and getting minimal results over a long period of time. Many employers today aren’t looking to settle on just any candidate. They are looking for the best-fitting candidate for the job. That means not only finding a match on experience and skills, but also in attitude and personality. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering that a poor match for the employer or for you as a job seeker likely means having to start back at square one with […]

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Career Changers: Determine What Your Transferable Skills Are

Choosing to change your career path is not always an easy decision, especially if it means having to start from the ground up again. That’s a sacrifice that many who are changing careers must face. The better you can translate transferable skills to the employer, the better positioned you are to enter your potential new career. Looking at it from the employer’s perspective, would you hire someone who doesn’t have the experience and/or skills for the job? It’s unlikely. So, as a career changer, it’s important to find ways to relate to the employer and inform them that you are […]

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Tips to Picking the Right Job References

Many job seekers go through job hunting by first prepping the cover letter and resume, but when it comes time to providing job references, they end in a scramble to put them all together. Why put yourself in a similar situation, knowing that most employers today will be asking for job references? While checking job references typically comes later in the interviewing process, when the employer is down to only a handful of candidates, it is important to prep for when job hunting – and it should not be left till the end. Having good job references is critical to […]

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12 Ways to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Out There to Help with Your Job Search

12 Ways to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Out There to Help with Your Job Search

You may be the best talent out there for the job, but if employers can’t find you, you’re not going to get the job. This is a scenario many job seekers struggle with– how to get in front of the right employers and recruiters. Fortunately, tweaking your LinkedIn profile can help get you noticed more easily. Optimizing your LinkedIn profile can drastically change your job search results. An optimized LinkedIn profile can help ensure your profile comes out on top when employers and recruiters conduct searches on LinkedIn and search engines like Google. Even if you’ve done a good job […]

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How Not to Answer Some of the Most Common Job Interview Questions

Congratulations! You’ve secured a job interview with the employer you’ve been vying to get a job with. Before you head in, here’s some advice. We know you’re feeling adrenaline and excitement over the potential opportunity, but what you need now is a clear head to make sure your responses to some of the most common job interview questions don’t come off as cliché. There’s nothing wrong with offering a safe answer, but it likely isn’t one that will help you stand out and secure your spot in the running for the position. Recruiters and hiring managers go through dozens of […]

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Ways to Spruce Up the Resume for Your Next Job Search

Seasonal slowdowns are a great time to get ahead. Take this time to spruce up your old resume so that it’s ready for your next job search. Avoid having to scramble under short notice or under inconvenient circumstances to have to fix up the resume. Time saved can factor into landing your next job faster! Even minor updates here and there to the resume can help with getting better prepared for the job search. Here are some things you can edit on the resume right now that you won’t regret getting out of the way: New Skills Regardless of your […]

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Age Impacts Your Job Search, What You Can Do

Age discrimination may be prohibited when it comes to employment in the U.S., but the unfortunate truth is that it still exists regardless. No matter whether you’re of the older generation, the younger generation, or somewhere in between, you can potentially become a victim of age discrimination when job hunting. Even before an employer looks at your resume, age discrimination can start playing a part. An employer can look you up online: on a social networking site like LinkedIn or Twitter, for instance. If you’re like most people, you’ll have a profile photo with a head-shot image of yourself. In […]

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