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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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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3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Submission

3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Submission

General Job Search Advice
It's very important for a resume to be visually pleasing, and read well. Another factor that many candidates don't take into account however is if the resume is optimized for submission. It's important to remember that your resume is a file that will be one among many once you send it in. With that in mind, there are few things you can do to make yours stand out, and perform well with applicant tracking systems. We'll be discussing three easy ways to optimize your resume below. (more…)
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5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

General Job Search Advice, Pop Culture Perspective
Going to the movies is fantastic because they provide a very strong sense of escapism. It can be great sit down and exist outside of the real world for an hour or two. However, if you're looking for a movie that can do that and also motivate you in your career, we've got a list for you! These movies all center around the protagonists career, and how they deal with various trials and tribulations throughout. Many of them teach great career and job search lessons, so check out the full list below! (more…)
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How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

General Job Search Advice
If you don't have a profile photo up on LinkedIn, you should get one as soon as possible! LinkedIn studies have shown that having a profile photo can increase profile views up to x 21 times, and connections x 9 times. You shouldn't miss out on those opportunities, so it's time to upload a photo! Today we have all the advice you need to take the perfect photo for your LinkedIn profile! (more…)
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Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

General Job Search Advice
In today's market, it can be tough to know your worth. Skills, years of experience, and educational background are all important factors. However, it's challenging to guess their value to an employer. It's easy to worry that a potential employer may be low balling you with a job offer, no matter how great the opportunity. Worried that you've been offered less than you're worth? If so, there are thankfully a few tools to help you determine your value. After you input information about your experience and work history, these websites will crunch the numbers and provide you with a breakdown of your value in $. (more…)
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Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

General Job Search Advice
Years ago, you could walk your resume into a business establishment, and expect to get a call back in a few days. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. A wealth of qualified applicants combined with online job boards have changed the game. Now, simply sending in a resume and applying will no longer get you a job. You have to be determined, smart, and utilize other channels to see true results in a job search.  (more…)
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Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
When it comes time to build a resume, there are a few questions you have to ask yourself. What font will I use? Will I list my experience by chronology or relevance? And of course, should I have a separate skills section? The answer is yes! However, if you'd like a more thorough answer than that, keep on reading to find out why it will help you.  (more…)
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