Can My Resume Be Funny?

Can My Resume Be Funny?

General Job Search Advice
Resumes are typically very boring and straightforward. Work experience, skills, education, etc, nothing very exciting. A big part of getting hired is likability, so it would make sense to inject a little humor into a resume to get more attention right? Wrong. Humor may make sense at some point during the hiring process, but certainly not on your resume. Today we'll explain why jokes should stay off your resume, and a few cases when a slight dose of humor may be appropriate. (more…)
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The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
On LinkedIn, every profile is made up of the same components. However, the way you use those components can make you stand out from the millions of other users on the platform. Having a stand out profile will not only make you an attractive candidate when job searching, it could also bring opportunities to you! In this blog we'll be going through the 10 components in the order they appear on your profile, and how you can utilize them to better showcase your personal brand. If you want to look at an all star LinkedIn profile as an example, we recommend checking out LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's page. It's a textbook example of a profile that is inviting yet professional, which also demonstrates all of his qualifications with both text…
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Why You Should Manage Your Boss

Why You Should Manage Your Boss

How to Survive the '9-5'
Happy Boss's day! To celebrate, today's blog will discuss how you can manage your boss and work towards a better relationship. Too many employees think their relationship with their superior is a one way street. All they do is take orders and do what is asked. Not only is this potentially hurting productivity, it's also ruining your chances to have a good rapport. Managing your boss is mutually beneficial, and will provide a benefit to them as well as you. You will be more productive, your boss will reach more of their goals, and it will all be less stressful. Understanding Your Boss The first step in managing your boss is understanding them. Firstly, you have to stop seeing them as just the person in charge. Just like you, they…
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Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundups
It's entirely possible to be great at your job and still fall behind. You may be produce great material, but not be efficient at doing so. Or perhaps you constantly get distracted by workplace politics. It's completely normal to have some conflict at the office, but knowing how to deal with it will keep you on task. There are also a few small changes you can make to be more productive. This week's Link Roundup is dedicated to fixing those two issues at work. If you're interested, check out the links below for advice! (more…)
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4 Factors to Consider When Relocating For a Job

4 Factors to Consider When Relocating For a Job

General Job Search Advice
Are you considering relocating for a job? If the answer is yes, there are a few factors you should take into consideration. It is a big commitment, and you should take time to examine the opportunity from all angles. There is a number of variables both in and outside of the company you should assess. We'll break down four key factors, and what they mean to you. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundups
Whether you've decided to move on, you've been terminated, or laid off, we have advice for you this week. All links are focused on helping you transition out of a job. Whatever the reason, these links are sure to have some beneficial advice. Whether you're just starting to think about leaving, or if you are on your way out tomorrow, there is something for you here. (more…)
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How Long Can I Wait to Accept A Job Offer?

How Long Can I Wait to Accept A Job Offer?

General Job Search Advice
Right after you receive a job offer, you're likely experiencing many emotions. Excitement, caution, nervousness, happiness, and many more. You may be tempted to accept the job offer right away. However, you should make sure it's not just a reactionary response. It's wise to wait until you have time to seriously process the offer. This allows you to examine financials and decide if it's truly what you want. You're probably wondering just how long you have to evaluate that opportunity. In today's blog we'll explain what is considered an acceptable amount of time to evaluate a job offer. (more…)
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Will A Personal Website Help My Job Search?

Will A Personal Website Help My Job Search?

General Job Search Advice
If you've been preparing for a job search, you've probably wondered if making your own personal website would be worthwhile. These sites have become incredibly popular recently, so it's not uncommon to see a URL at the top of resumes. Personal websites are used for multiple reasons, the main being personal branding. They have huge benefits, but there are a few important factors you should consider before you decide to build a site. We'll breakdown the benefits of using a personal website, and why you may want to set one up.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

General Job Search Advice
Technology, philosophy, and how we communicate has changed the workplace greatly in just the past few years, and it continues to evolve. How we work, how we find work, and how we hire have changed vastly. This week, we've focused our link roundup on new philosophies, discussions, and predictions about the way the job market functions. Below we start by how we job search, followed by how we hire, and conclude with some links about how we work. Instead of providing straight job advice this week, we hope these links give you a better understanding of the constantly changing workforce. What No One Tells You About Your Job Hunt When we begin our job searches, we internalize all of the work and focus on ourselves. This is great when you're…
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