Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundups
The Science Behind Picking the Perfect LinkedIn Head Shot It's extremely difficult to find someone who actually likes their own photo. This can make the process of choosing a profile photo on social media quite challenging, especially if you consider that potential employers may be viewing it on LinkedIn. Thankfully, this article from Entrepreneur offers a few science-based tips that can help you choose the right head shot. Worry no more! It provides a few examples for comparison which should help you make the right choice between your own photos. 27 Jobs With Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions Glassdoor recently released a list of 27 different interview questions that are far from normal. Each question is listed with the company asking, and what position the question is used for when hiring.…
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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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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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8 Ways to Fit Professional Growth Into Your Weekly Routine

8 Ways to Fit Professional Growth Into Your Weekly Routine

How to Survive the '9-5'
Professional growth and development play integral parts in any professional's career. They enables people to develop new skills, advance their qualifications, and become better employees. Last week we discussed why everyone needs a career growth strategy. So this week we'll cover how you can integrate that growth into your weekly work routine with a few simple steps. Read on to start improving yourself today! (more…)
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How to Speed Up Your Computer

How to Speed Up Your Computer

How to Survive the '9-5'
It's the second Monday in February which, of course, means it's 'Clean Out Your Computer Day'! Even if you weren't aware that today is the special day, we're sure you'll still appreciate a few helpful tips. Working on a slow computer can be incredibly frustrating. It can deplete your motivation and kill productivity. Since we're  certainly no computer experts, we've scoured the web for the very best ways to clean up your computer- and speed it up at the same time! Below you'll find links explaining a few easy steps you can take to make your computer run more efficiently. Enjoy! (more…)
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Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

How to Survive the '9-5'
Most professionals begin their career with lofty goals. They imagine C-suite and director positions, or being the best in their field. However, it can be hard to get from point A to point B. Starting in an entry level job is a good way to move up. And although it is a good way to start, you should only stay there while you're growing. You may blink and come to the realization that is's been a whole year and you're doing the same tasks for the same pay. This is why it's important to have a career growth strategy. (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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