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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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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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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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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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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What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
If you're working on your job search while you are employed, you have no reason to be paranoid when searching. However if you are currently employed, it's important to be careful when looking. Since most positions of employment are at will, it's entirely possible that you could be terminated if your current employer discovers your job search. We'll discuss some ways for you to keep your job search off the radar. (more…)
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Link Roundup 1/6/17: New Year, New Job Search

Link Roundup 1/6/17: New Year, New Job Search

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers
Welcome to our first Link Roundup in the New Year! Since the year has finally turned, there is a lot of great advice out there about how to be a better job seeker in 2017. We've gathered the very best links this week and put them all in one place for you to read from! What to Remove From Your Resume in 2017 As we've discussed in a previous blog post, a resume should be a living document. This means that it changes and adds new skills constantly, just like you. If you haven't updated your resume in a year, there are likely many trends and styles present on it that are now not current. Check out this link to keep your resume fresh in 2017. (more…)
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