Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundups
As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it's not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It's a crucial part of a modern job search, and it's important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  (more…)
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Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
After you've sat down for an interview, sending a thank you note is an important next step. It shows the interviewer that you value their time, and that you behave professionally. It also leaves a positive impression during the time when they are choosing who advances. Some hiring managers won't even consider an applicant unless they send a thank you note. Suffice to say, sending a thank you note is in your best interest as a job seeker. Even if you want to write one though, there's still the challenge of figuring out what to write. Today, we're here to help! (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/16/17: Making a Career Change

Link Roundup 6/16/17: Making a Career Change

Link Roundups
Another Friday means another Link Roundup! This week we have some great advice on making a career change, among other links. Whether you're looking for advice on resumes, interviews, or careers, it's all here! This week we start with a topic everyone should be familiar with: job search ethics. It's something both job seekers and hiring managers struggle with, but being ethical in your job search will pay off. Check out the first link to find out why it's important. (more…)
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7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
LinkedIn is a great resource to further your career and grow your network. We've also reached the point where not having a profile may hurt your job search. Now more than ever, it's important to have a profile set up and active. However, since it is a professional social network, it behaves slightly differently from the likes of Facebook and Twitter. There is also a different set of rules. Today we'll explain some of those rules and why you shouldn't break them. (more…)
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Why (and How) You Should Check In With Your Network

Why (and How) You Should Check In With Your Network

General Job Search Advice
In LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends 2017 study, they discovered that 48% of talent leaders consider employee referrals a top channel for quality hires. If you're a job seeker that wants to tap into that wealth of opportunity, it's no surprise. In a time when it's incredibly easy to apply with a resume, a referral will help you stand out. It's all too easy for a resume to get lost through keyword filters and short attention spans. However, word of mouth from an employee can get you ahead. So if you want to stand out, we'll show you the way in today's blog. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundups
This week our Link Roundup starts off by looking at the new job market numbers, before heading into some helpful job search advice. What's great about the links this week is that almost all of them are backed by data from surveys. So instead of taking advice on mere speculation, there is actually some evidence to back it up! In addition, we also have a link to America's Best Employer of 2017 as determined by Statista and Forbes. There are plenty of links with great advice, so read on! U.S. Had Record 6 Million Job Openings, Even As 6.8 Americans Are Looking For Jobs It's a great time to be a job seeker, for the most part. Unemployment has hit a 16 year low, and it's certainly a candidate's market.…
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Breaking Down Employment Types

Breaking Down Employment Types

General Job Search Advice
If you're currently looking for a new position, you're probably looking at many job descriptions each day. All of the different terminology can get confusing. If you're not sure what the difference is between contract to hire and direct hire is, we're here to help! We'll break down all the different ways a job can be classified, and what they mean. In addition, we'll discuss the different payment structures and work hours as well. (more…)
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Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

General Job Search Advice
References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they've heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn't be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we'll discuss the importance of notifying your references and why you should keep in communication with them. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundups
The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It's both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information online to help! We've curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that's you, read on! (more…)
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