Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Composing the Perfect Thank You Note

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
After you've sat down for an interview, sending a thank you note is an important next step. It shows the interviewer that you value their time, and that you behave professionally. It also leaves a positive impression during the time when they are choosing who advances. Some hiring managers won't even consider an applicant unless they send a thank you note. Suffice to say, sending a thank you note is in your best interest as a job seeker. Even if you want to write one though, there's still the challenge of figuring out what to write. Today, we're here to help! (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/16/17: Making a Career Change

Link Roundup 6/16/17: Making a Career Change

Link Roundups
Another Friday means another Link Roundup! This week we have some great advice on making a career change, among other links. Whether you're looking for advice on resumes, interviews, or careers, it's all here! This week we start with a topic everyone should be familiar with: job search ethics. It's something both job seekers and hiring managers struggle with, but being ethical in your job search will pay off. Check out the first link to find out why it's important. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundups
This week our Link Roundup starts off by looking at the new job market numbers, before heading into some helpful job search advice. What's great about the links this week is that almost all of them are backed by data from surveys. So instead of taking advice on mere speculation, there is actually some evidence to back it up! In addition, we also have a link to America's Best Employer of 2017 as determined by Statista and Forbes. There are plenty of links with great advice, so read on! U.S. Had Record 6 Million Job Openings, Even As 6.8 Americans Are Looking For Jobs It's a great time to be a job seeker, for the most part. Unemployment has hit a 16 year low, and it's certainly a candidate's market.…
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Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

General Job Search Advice
References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they've heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn't be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we'll discuss the importance of notifying your references and why you should keep in communication with them. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundups
The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It's both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information online to help! We've curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that's you, read on! (more…)
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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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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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The Mystery of Resume Page Length

The Mystery of Resume Page Length

General Job Search Advice
For many years job seekers new and old have asked themselves the same question, "How long should my resume be?". The answer seems to constantly change and shift, and there are multiple factors at play. Thankfully there aren't as many rules as there used to be, but there are still a few things to take into account. We'll break down what you need to know about resume length below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/5/17: The April Jobs Report

Link Roundup 5/5/17: The April Jobs Report

Link Roundups
We're back once again with the best links regarding job search and career advice from across the web! This week brings a wealth of information on the current state of the job market with the release of the April jobs report. The links shared below also have some interesting insights into how the political climate is affecting work, as well as valuable job search methodologies. (more…)
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