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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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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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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The Value of Building Your Network

The Value of Building Your Network

General Job Search Advice
If you're looking for job search advice, you're very likely to come across the word 'networking' at some point. We all know what it is and the purpose it serves. However, the value of growing and establishing a network can be hard to quantify. For someone who hasn't networked, it can be challenging to to realize the worth of it. So today's blog will list out the many advantages of having a network, and why it's a great resource for any professional. (more…)
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Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

General Job Search Advice
Your resume ultimately serves as the determining factor that either moves you forward in the hiring process, or leaves you behind. For this reason, it's astonishing that some candidates don't proofread their resumes prior to sending them. Since a resume is so important, it's smart to give it a proper read over. While proofreading certainly isn't fun, one small grammar mistake could wind up costing you the job. Something so trivial shouldn't cost you the job. To help, we'll be discussing proofreading tips when working on a resume. (more…)
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6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations, you did it! Graduating from college is no small task, and you should certainly be proud. Now, you and all of your fellow graduates should start thinking about employment. Finding a job after graduation is no small task. There are many things to take into consideration, and usually the 'first movers' are the ones who are gainfully employed shortly after graduation. Waiting too long to start looking could hurt your job search. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of advice out there for recent graduates looking for a job. However, some crucial steps often get overlooked, despite their importance. Today, our blog focuses on a few steps you shouldn't overlook in your job search. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

General Job Search Advice
This week we have some great advice on what some consider the scariest part of the hiring process: job interviews. This one on one conversation can dictate whether or not you move on in the process, and it can be quite unnerving! Thankfully we have some links that can help you approach unique situations that may come up. For instance, if you decide to not show for a job interview, there's a few steps you should follow. All that and more can be found in the links below from this week. (more…)
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