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Link Roundup 12/2/16: Job Search in December, & Boosting Your LinkedIn

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on December 2, 2016 in How to Survive the '9-5' |
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December is an incredibly easy time to pack it up and call it a day in your job search. Most HR departments must be slowing their searches during the holidays, right? Not true, says our first article. Read about why you shouldn’t halt your search in December, and then boost your LinkedIn profile with link #2 to strengthen your search.

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Top Traits: Passionate

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on December 1, 2016 in All About Recruiters |
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Today we will once again be focusing on a specific trait. This trait is one of many that make up an ideal employee. Today’s trait we are focusing on is passion. Passionate workers make fantastic employees for multiple reasons. We’ll break down those reasons, and how they relate to being passionate about your work below. Read more…

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Interview Q: Why Did You Choose This Career?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 30, 2016 in All About Recruiters |
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We’ve covered some very specific interview questions about policies and procedures. This question, however, is very broad in focus, and there is no right or wrong answer. There is a best way to frame your answer. Read on to find out how you should approach this question in an interview. Read more…

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5 Steps to Line Up a Job After College

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 28, 2016 in General Job Search Advice |
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1. Get Practical Experience

Once employers start to look at resumes from recent college graduates there is one factor that sets grads apart: work experience. While a decent GPA is required for most jobs, work experience is what will get you an interview. In order to accomplish this, you have to go the extra mile in your program. Read more…

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Link Roundup 11/23/16: Staying on Track in Your Career

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 25, 2016 in How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups |
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19 Easy Ways to Slowly Destroy Your Career

As you may have guessed from the title, this is a list NOT to follow. Unless you’re looking to destroy your career. This is a great resource for anyone who is hoping to avoid simple mistakes in their career. It’s important not to allow all of these small mistakes to turn into a large career-ending dog pile. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll find yourself on a strong career path. Read more…

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7 Steps to Send a Great Post-Interview Thank You Note

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 23, 2016 in All About Recruiters |
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This week is all about giving thanks. In that spirit, we’re talking about the importance of sending a thank you note after a job interview. A thank you note not only makes you stand out, it also reminds the hiring manager about you. So before you dig into turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, remember you have one more thing to be thankful for. We’ll discuss the whole methodology for sending the perfect thank you note after the break. Read more…

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How to Beat the Monday Blues

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 21, 2016 in How to Survive the '9-5' |
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It’s not uncommon to dread Mondays. Most employees working 9-5 would have to agree with the lasagna-loving cat that Mondays are the worst. However, a certain amount of the ‘Monday Blues’ can be easily overcome. A simple shift in perspective, or another small change can make a big difference. If you feel like your Mondays drag on, check out the list below for a few ways to beat the blues! Keep in mind that we’ve framed these in chronological order so you can plan accordingly!

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Link Roundup 11/18/16: Resume Maintenance & Happy Hour Hiring

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 18, 2016 in General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups |
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We’ve got more fresh links for you on this fantastic Friday! Today we have some immediate changes you should make to your resume, and some advice to help you harness the power of happy hour for your job search. Read on to discover those two and more! Read more…

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Top Traits: Autonomous

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 17, 2016 in General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5' |
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In this new blog series we’ll be discussing top qualities and traits an ideal employee would have. As a job seeker, you should highlight these traits if you have them, and try to develop them if not. Branching off of our ‘Top 10 Qualities of an Ideal Employee‘ blog, we’ll discuss one trait in depth per blog. Today’s trait is ‘autonomous’. While your mind may jump to the image of a robot, we’re not talking about quite that much autonomy. Read more…

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Interview Q: What Can You Contribute to This Company?

Posted by Walrath Recruiting, Inc. on November 16, 2016 in Acing the Interview |
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Certain interview questions are designed to find out more about the kind of employee you are. Other questions put you on the spot and ask you to back up your qualifications. This question falls into the latter category. This question is blunt, and you will need to backup your answer about how you will contribute to make it valid. We’ll help you do that after the break. Read more…

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