5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Knowing exactly when it's time to up and leave a job can be a tough. It's a hard decision to make, but sometimes it does have to be made. It can be easy to settle into a job and get comfortable even though it may not be the best for your career. Today we'll be listing five reasons you should consider leaving your job. We've listed them in order of severity, so the higher on the list, the bigger the issue. 1. You're Not Growing or Learning First and foremost is the problem of your job becoming stagnant. It's important to always be learning new things, or taking on new projects. If you've realized that your job is consistently the same basic work day in and day out, you may want…
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Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (more…)
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Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
'References available upon request' shows up on probably 50% of the resumes we see in our office. The phrase is certainly popular, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right to use. It's easy to fall into the consensus trap and think a practice is right just because it is widespread. We'll look beyond the psychology, and discuss why it may make sense to leave the phrase off of your resume. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/18/17: Advice to Ace the Job Interview

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
While your resume is technically the first impression you give, the interview is the first in person impression. A lot of weight is given to the importance of the interview, and it's crucial to get it right. Today, we've gathered some of the best blogs, articles, and links with great advice on how to ace the interview, in addition to other topics. We hope these links help you knock your next job interview out of the park! (more…)
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5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When attending a job interview, there are a few items you absolutely must bring to leave the best impression possible. Although most of the items are straightforward, they can be easily forgotten if you're in a hurry. We recommend making a short checklist to review before you rush out the door! Just remember that all items are equally important, since they all have their own purpose. We'll discuss more details about why to bring them, and how they help you. (more…)
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How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Soft skills are a crucial component of every position. While they may not be listed in the job description, they are just as important as any technical skills. 'Hard working', 'strong communicator', 'organized', and all of those types of skills are important, sometimes enough so to be on a job description. Obviously as a candidate you want to indicate to your hiring manager that you have these skills, but how? In today's blog we'll describe how you can convey these in a way that is professional and tasteful. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/11/17: Making Smart Job Search Decisions

Link Roundup 8/11/17: Making Smart Job Search Decisions

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
Starting a job search involves many decisions. Deciding what font to use on your resume, deciding which photo to use on LinkedIn, deciding who to reach out to, etc. All of these decisions can play out in different ways, and they may be good or bad. Thankfully there are plenty of mentors and career experts to help you avoid those pitfalls. Today we have some great advice on decisions to be made on resumes, in interviews, and at your job. Read on to find out what they are! (more…)
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5 Helpful Resume Formatting Tips

5 Helpful Resume Formatting Tips

Resumes & Cover Letters
In a previous blog we discussed how you can optimize your resume, and today we're going back to basics and talking about formatting. How you format your resume influences your chances to move forward in the hiring process. If you make it easy for a hiring manager to understand, they are more likely to bring you in! Today we'll be discussing a few easy and simple formatting choices you can make to help your chances. (more…)
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The Importance of a Professional E-Mail Address

The Importance of a Professional E-Mail Address

General Job Search Advice
Throughout the entire hiring process, it's well understood that it serves you best to present yourself in a professional manner. This means dressing appropriately, speaking professionally, and ridding your resume of any grammatical errors. It's confusing then, why many candidates seem to overlook their e-mails in terms of professionalism. I'm not talking the way in which they utilize e-mail, but the username they select. So today we'll be discussing why it's important to maintain a professional e-mail address, in addition to some specific suggestions. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
When it comes to searching for a job, how you market yourself is incredibly important. This is true across all of your job search 'spaces'- your cover letter, your resume, and your social media profiles (especially LinkedIn!). The way in which you present yourself on all of those places is crucial to your success. This week, we've gathered a few links that can help you accomplish just that. In addition, we've included some general advice and an update on the state of the job market.  (more…)
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