Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundups
This week we have some great advice from a variety of sources across the web. If you're looking for some advice to assist your job search, we have it here! Resumes, interviews, and networking are just a few topics that are covered in today's Link Roundup. How to Write Resume Bullets That'll Make the Hiring Manager Pay Attention By now, you should know it's important not to put paragraphs in your resume. Bullets are the method of choice for listing accomplishments, skills, and responsibilities. Hiring managers won't typically take the time to read whole paragraphs, so bullets are the way to go. However, it's important that the contents of those bullet points is eye catching and impressive. This in-depth breakdown from The Muse will guide you through the best way…
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Facing Criticism at Work

Facing Criticism at Work

General Job Search Advice
No matter how hard you work, everyone will face criticism at some point in their work day. You may be lacking in some responsibilities, or a colleague may disagree with your approach. Whatever the reason for it, a good employee should know how to deal with criticism at work. Firstly, it's important to recognize that most workplace critiques are intended constructively, not maliciously. Given this, it's crucial not to react emotionally. We'll begin by discussing the best way to respond to criticism, and how to determine if it is constructive or not. (more…)
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Link Roundup 3/31/17: The Effect of No Sleep & Job Search Prep

Link Roundup 3/31/17: The Effect of No Sleep & Job Search Prep

Link Roundups
The Surprising Way Working On No Sleep Is Affecting Your Career If you've been putting in long hours at the office that have been affecting your sleep schedule, it may actually be working against you. Whatever the reason may be, lack of sleep can be detrimental to your work. A new study found that not getting enough sleep inhibits your ability to detect body language and facial expressions. This means you won't know how your boss really feels about the last project you submitted, unless they outright tell you. Body language plays a huge role in most jobs, so if you work in one of them, you may want to focus more on getting your Zzzzs at night. Other discoveries found that people without sleep are more irritable, less productive,…
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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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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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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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