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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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful networking tool. However, since it falls under the category of 'social network', many people group it in with Facebook and Twitter. If you're going to be using LinkedIn, you shouldn't buy into that way of thinking. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all personal networking sites, whereas LinkedIn is a professional networking tool. It's a great way to build your professional network, and represent your career experience and accomplishments. Since this social network is inherently different than most social networks, there are different expectations for behavior. Today we'll be explaining the appropriate way to act, what makes the site unique. (more…)
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Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

General Job Search Advice
Whether you're currently employed or not, conducting your job search can be challenging. If you're working, finding time to look for new opportunities can be tough. On the other hand, if you're unemployed, you're likely working on multiple opportunities at once. Conducting a full time job search can make it challenging to keep track of it all. If this sounds like you, you should develop a job application spreadsheet. It's a simple solution to frustrating problem, but you'd be surprised how uncommon it is for someone to utilize this method of tracking. So if you want to find a better (and less stressful) way to keep track of your job opportunities, read on! (more…)
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The Mystery of Resume Page Length

The Mystery of Resume Page Length

General Job Search Advice
For many years job seekers new and old have asked themselves the same question, "How long should my resume be?". The answer seems to constantly change and shift, and there are multiple factors at play. Thankfully there aren't as many rules as there used to be, but there are still a few things to take into account. We'll break down what you need to know about resume length below. (more…)
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Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

General Job Search Advice
When you begin a job search, salary is one of the first things considered, which makes sense! Having a job with a salary pays for living expenses, food, gas, and everything else we need to function. However, it's easy to get sucked into the continual pursuit of more and more money, sometimes at the cost of finding the right job. Today we're offering an alternate perspective of where to focus in your job search. Read below for more! (more…)
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The Importance of Soft Skills

The Importance of Soft Skills

General Job Search Advice
When a job seeker is considering applying to a job, their eyes usually wander straight to qualifications. In a way, this is self-screening, a way to make sure you're not needlessly applying for a job you're not qualified for. It's a smart tactic, which can save you from a lot of wasted time. However, there are some qualifications that aren't usually listed on the job description: soft skills. These are typically left off the job description, since they are assumed to be present. Just because they aren't listed doesn't mean they're unimportant however. Quite the opposite! Soft skills can be a big deciding factor between a mediocre candidate and an outstanding one. We'll break down what qualifies as a soft skill, and why they're important below. (more…)
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The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
When a company is looking to hire someone, the first order of business is writing a job description. This usually includes a breakdown of responsibilities, in addition to some qualifications such as education and experience. However, sometimes there are skills and qualifications that aren't listed on the job description, but are equally important. Understanding your job and the larger scope of the company is one of those skills. Realizing the stakes of the business and the importance of your role is an important skill for any employee. Below we'll break down why it's valuable to get the 'big picture', and what exactly it is. (more…)
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