Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
When you initially constructed your resume, you probably came across a few templates that include a section for your photo. This may have led you to wonder yourself if your resume should include your head-shot. While this is common practice in Europe, you're likely better off not including a picture on  your resume. We'll break down a few of the key reasons for not doing so below. (more…)
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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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When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
One of the best ways to pickup new skills and knowledge is on the job. However, the workplace isn't likely the only place you learn new things. You may have a passion you pursue outside of work which rewards you with valuable skills. Or perhaps you decided to sign up for an online course. Self taught skills are no less valuable than those learned on the job, as long as you can back them up. If these self taught skills align with a job you want, it's smart to include them on your resume. We'll help you integrate them into your resume in a natural way. We'll also discuss how to talk about about them during the hiring process. (more…)
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Making Friends At a New Job

Making Friends At a New Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Starting a new job always conjures a variety of emotions. It's usually an odd balance of nerves and excitement. A new job means a new workplace, new responsibilities, and also new coworkers. You may have made strong bonds at your last job, and not knowing anyone going into a new job can be tough. However, that doesn't mean it has to stay that way! Having friends in the workplace can significantly improve the quality of your work day. In today's blog we'll explore some ways you can make friends in a new workplace. (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundups
Searching for a new job is certainly no walk in the park. It can be challenging, and it's not uncommon for a few mistakes to be made. Unfortunately, the highly competitive nature of the job market means those mistakes could wind up costing you a job offer. Thankfully, many hiring managers and career specialists are aware of these mistakes, and want to help you avoid them. This week's advice should keep you from making simple mistakes on your resume, in job interviews, and during your job search.  (more…)
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7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

How to Survive the '9-5'
Sometimes losing yourself in your work is exactly what you need, but not all the time. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance will keep you happy, and your work will be better for it. Today, we're discussing 7 simple ways you can improve your own work-life balance. The best part? The advice below can be used before, during and after work. So start implementing them this week! (more…)
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3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

How to Survive the '9-5'
Although you may not have heard of it, today is actually a holiday called 'Boss/Employee Exchange Day'. The idea behind this day is that a boss and their employee swap roles to see what it is like to work in the other's shoes. Ideally this will give both parties a better idea of their responsibilities and what a day looks like. The goal is to reach a better understanding of the other's respective roles, and how they can work together. Obviously doing this swap isn't feasible at most companies, so we've come up with an alternative. Instead of swapping, ask your boss if you can have a discussion about your role to make sure you are being fully utilized. We've broken down some topics to cover during this conversation below.…
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Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundups
If you're going to be starting your job search soon, it's smart to begin working on your resume. Whether you're completely rewriting it or just doing some fine tuning, this week's Link Roundup has all the tips you need. We've also included advice on marketing yourself for a job even if you are under or overqualified. Finally, we end the links with a few tips to make you more successful at work. Read on! (more…)
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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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