5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

General Job Search Advice, Pop Culture Perspective
Going to the movies is fantastic because they provide a very strong sense of escapism. It can be great sit down and exist outside of the real world for an hour or two. However, if you're looking for a movie that can do that and also motivate you in your career, we've got a list for you! These movies all center around the protagonists career, and how they deal with various trials and tribulations throughout. Many of them teach great career and job search lessons, so check out the full list below! (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/21/17: News, Resume, & Job Titles

Link Roundup 7/21/17: News, Resume, & Job Titles

Link Roundups
This week we have a wide variety of informational articles and blogs for both job seekers and professionals looking to improve their career. We start off this week with some news about the job market, before moving onto more general career and job search advice. Resumes, interviews, job titles, and LinkedIn are all covered, so if any of those topics interest you, read on! (more…)
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The 5 Best Places to Research a Company Before An Interview

The 5 Best Places to Research a Company Before An Interview

Acing the Interview
A job interview is more than just answering questions. It's an assessment of who you are as an employee, and how you would fit into the company's overall structure. Likewise, it's also a chance for you to assess if the company meets your needs as an employee. To best prepare for an interview, you have to do some research. This has the dual benefit of showcasing how knowledgeable you are, while also informing your decision to take a job offer, should it be put on the table. You may be wondering though, where should I do research? Most people just think to go to the company's website and social media to click around. However, there are much better places to find valuable knowledge. We'll be discussing those places in today's…
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How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

How to Perfect Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

General Job Search Advice
If you don't have a profile photo up on LinkedIn, you should get one as soon as possible! LinkedIn studies have shown that having a profile photo can increase profile views up to x 21 times, and connections x 9 times. You shouldn't miss out on those opportunities, so it's time to upload a photo! Today we have all the advice you need to take the perfect photo for your LinkedIn profile! (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundups
It's easy to ponder how great other job opportunities are. However, the 'grass is always greener' mentality applies to jobs as well. It can be hard to tell if finding a new job is a worthwhile pursuit. To better inform such a big decision, we've gathered some resources and articles below. This week's links also have some great advice on networking, and include some interesting data from a recent LinkedIn study. If any of that sounds beneficial to you, check out the links below! (more…)
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Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

Here Are The Best Websites to Research Your Salary

General Job Search Advice
In today's market, it can be tough to know your worth. Skills, years of experience, and educational background are all important factors. However, it's challenging to guess their value to an employer. It's easy to worry that a potential employer may be low balling you with a job offer, no matter how great the opportunity. Worried that you've been offered less than you're worth? If so, there are thankfully a few tools to help you determine your value. After you input information about your experience and work history, these websites will crunch the numbers and provide you with a breakdown of your value in $. (more…)
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Body Language To Be Aware Of Before You Walk Into An Interview

Body Language To Be Aware Of Before You Walk Into An Interview

Acing the Interview
When you sit down in a conference room for an interview, you've already given the interviewer a lot of information. In addition to the answers you give, your body language will also greatly inform the interviewer about the kind of person you are. It's important to be aware of how you conduct yourself in an interview. The moment you step onto the property, you are under the microscope. How you act and carry yourself will be judged and taken into account. Before you step into the conference room, make sure you're aware of the non-verbal cues mentioned below! (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/6/17: Work by the Numbers

Link Roundup 7/6/17: Work by the Numbers

Link Roundups
Welcome back to another weekly link roundup! This week we have some great articles to share, many of them backed up by research. If you're looking for an informed look into the state of the job market, you'll find it here. We'll look at how job seekers behave, as well as examining the current state of the labor market. Of course, what better way to start than by looking at the numbers from the June job report! (more…)
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Should I Include References On My Resume?

Should I Include References On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it's a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it ¬†will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn't include them, and a few select times when you should. We'll discuss both in today's blog, so read on below to find out the reasons for both approaches. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/30/17: Mastering Career Conversations

Link Roundup 6/30/17: Mastering Career Conversations

Link Roundups
Sitting down with a friend to talk about the latest movie or a great book is easy. The conversation flows from topic to topic, and time flies by. Why is it then, that conversations about our careers can be so difficult? Typically there is a lot on the line, and every second ticks by slowly. It's easy to get stressed out or nervous, but keeping your cool is crucial. This week, we have some links that can help you with those conversation nerves, in addition to other helpful advice. Check out the links below! (more…)
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