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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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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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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When to Ask About Benefits During the Hiring Process

When to Ask About Benefits During the Hiring Process

General Job Search Advice
When you're considering a job, there are many different factors in play. Most people think of the salary first and foremost, but benefits can be equally important. What can be challenging is knowing when to bring them up in the process. Asking about vacation days in your first interview is a definite mistake. It's a discussion that should be had later in the process, but just how much later? Today we'll be answering that question. Below we will outline when is generally the best time to ask about benefits during the hiring process. (more…)
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Link Roundup Investing: Investing Time In Your Career

Link Roundup Investing: Investing Time In Your Career

General Job Search Advice
If you're currently unemployed, it's safe to say you're probably working on your career. However, smart professionals don't slack off on their career growth just because they found employment. Consistently working on your career and investing your time in growing it will make you happier, and more successful. With that in mind, we've gathered the best links we could that will help you do just that. Update your social media, put together a career plan, and more with the links below! How to Make a LinkedIn Page That Wows Recruiters, According to the Guy Who Just Overhauled Its Design If you're looking to begin working on your professional development, a good place to start is LinkedIn. Don't have a profile already? Not to worry- the site makes it very easy…
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Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever worked with a recruiter, at some point you've probably been asked, "What is your current salary?". Many job seekers are taken aback by this question and believe it to be too personal. Today, we'll be discussing why the question is asked, and under what circumstances you may want to answer it and disclose your salary. (more…)
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5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

General Job Search Advice
When it comes time to seriously consider a job opportunity, it's easy to get tunnel vision. Many candidates get caught up thinking about, company size, and their responsibilities. These are all important considerations to take into account, but there are others things you should factor in. In today's blog we'll be discussing a few different tactics to evaluate a job offer that you may not have thought of. Check them out below! (more…)
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