How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Endorsements on LinkedIn have gone through multiple iterations over time. They are touted by LinkedIn as, "a great way to recognize your 1st degree connections' skills with one click". With them, you are able to easily endorse the skills and qualities of your first degree connections. LinkedIn also states that, "a high number of endorsements adds credibility to your profile". Having many of them in specific skills can certainly make you look qualified as a professional. However, LinkedIn's recent user interface/design update has changed how they work in a few ways. Read on to find out what you should do about the new update. (more…)
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How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Initially, you may be happy that your interview is over the phone instead of in person. While you may only have to take a call for this form of interview, it's more difficult to make a good impression. A phone interview is also typically used as a way to thin out the candidate pool before moving on to in person interviews. This makes it all the more important that you take the proper preparations before sitting down for the phone call. We'll discuss the pros and cons of phone interviews, and then get into specific things you should do to prepare. (more…)
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Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired After an Internship

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Internships are fantastic opportunities to learn, grow, and network. It's a great way to get experience in your field, and build your skill set. However, many young professionals and recent grads approach internships for one reason- getting hired. Ironically, if this is all you are thinking about, it's not very likely for you to be brought on full time. It's very important to approach the internship in a certain way if you want to be considered to be hired. We'll discuss what the best mindset is along with some advice below. (more…)
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How to Succeed in a Video Interview

How to Succeed in a Video Interview

General Job Search Advice
Going into an in-person interview can be extremely unnerving. You also know going in that this conversation may be the deciding factor in your employment. It's a lot of pressure on one moment. You've likely heard most of the advice for doing well in theses types of interviews. However, when the interview is done through a video chat, there are more variables at work. We're here to help you make sure you're fully prepared to nail your next video interview. (more…)
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Why You Need a Job Search Plan

Why You Need a Job Search Plan

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Once you've actually decided to sit down to start your job search, you may notice something. It's not easy to jump right in. It's very much like writer's block. For many writers, the first paragraph is the most challenging portion. Just like to many job seekers, the first step is the hardest to take. This is why it's incredibly important to have a job search plan. A well thought out plan can make it easier to dive in, and apply to the jobs that you truly want and have a shot at. We'll help you build the beginning of that plan in the paragraphs below.  (more…)
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What Not to Do: Take the First Job Offer You Get

What Not to Do: Take the First Job Offer You Get

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Depending on the situation, you can reach a certain level of desperation in your job search. However, it's important not to just accept the first job offer you receive. You may feel the urge to accept because it comes with a paycheck, but that shouldn't be good enough for you. There are a number of other things you should consider beyond just a paycheck. We'll discuss those other factors and why they're important after the break. (more…)
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7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever had to find a job before, you know it can be exhausting. So why not have a recruiter help you along with that search? There are many incorrect perceptions about recruiters among job seekers. A recruiter can actually be a great resource for you during your job search. Today we list some of the best benefits you get from working with a recruiter. (more…)
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Your Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Your Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Dig in, breathe deep, and set your pace, because it's time to chase your dream job. Looking for a new job is an exciting process, especially at the start. However, the initial excitement can diminish easily. For this reason, many job seekers work hard to search at the beginning. However, this is akin to trying to sprint an entire marathon. Barring an extremely lucky break, your job search will take some time. Thus it's incredibly important to realize that your job search is a marathon, not a sprint. (more…)
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