Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundups
This week's Link Roundup is all about keeping your career fresh. If you don't make an effort to seek out new opportunities and skills, you may find yourself unhappy in your job. Check out the links below for great job search tips, and advice on moving your career forward. I Built A Bot to Apply to Thousands of Jobs at Once - Here's What I Learned Have you ever been frustrated by the failure of your resume to get you the attention of a hiring manager? If you've applied to a large company and haven't heard anything back, your resume was likely put through the gauntlet of an ATS - Applicant Tracking System. Most large companies have these automated sorters that weed out resumes that don't contain the necessary keywords.…
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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Before interviewing, job seekers commonly consider the position from the company's perspective. It is incredibly helpful to look at the job from this viewpoint. It helps to get you into right mindset to market yourself as a candidate. However, thinking about a new position from a more personal standpoint is always necessary. Considering that you may be committing 40+ hours of your week to this job, it's not selfish to consider it from where you stand. The questions listed below will make sure you get what you want out of a new job. They also will help you answer questions better, which we'll explain below. Read on to discover the questions you should always ask yourself before an interview. (more…)
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When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful, because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!).  (more…)
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How to Succeed in a Video Interview

How to Succeed in a Video Interview

General Job Search Advice
Going into an in-person interview can be extremely unnerving. You also know going in that this conversation may be the deciding factor in your employment. It's a lot of pressure on one moment. You've likely heard most of the advice for doing well in theses types of interviews. However, when the interview is done through a video chat, there are more variables at work. We're here to help you make sure you're fully prepared to nail your next video interview. (more…)
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The Importance of Storytelling in an Interview

The Importance of Storytelling in an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
There's a reason we all read books, go the movies, and binge watch television. We're all suckers for a great story. It's easy to get lost in a good one, and you may find yourself extremely sympathetic to the characters. While it may not come to mind right away, think about utilizing this occurrence in a job interview. It's one of the best ways to make yourself stand out in an interview, and we'll go in depth below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/4/16: Job Search Mistakes, Negotiating, and Job Titles

Link Roundup 8/4/16: Job Search Mistakes, Negotiating, and Job Titles

Link Roundups
Welcome back to another weekly link roundup. Whether you're a job seeker, employer, or employee, there is certainly something for you here! This week's links largely revolves around common job search mistakes, job negotiation, as well as the changing career landscape. If any of those topics have piqued your interest, check out the links below. (more…)
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Interview Q: Would You Be Willing To…?

Interview Q: Would You Be Willing To…?

Acing the Interview
Before going into an interview, there are certain things a smart candidate will do. This includes being prepared for almost every situation before they sit down in the conference room. There are multiple questions that most interviewees worry about answering: 'What is your greatest weakness' and 'Where do you see yourself in 5 years' are both great examples. However, if you get too focused on the popular questions, you risk losing sight of the more straightforward questions, which are equally important. We'll discuss these often forgotten questions below. (more…)
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Interview Q: What Are Your Professional Strengths?

Interview Q: What Are Your Professional Strengths?

Acing the Interview
A few weeks ago we discussed confronting an interview question about your weaknesses. Now, it's time to talk about the inverse: your professional strengths. Whereas a question about weakness could act as a trap, strengths are a different story. This question is more akin to a gentle volleyball set up for you to spike home for a point. Read on to you can make sure your answer lands in bounds. (more…)
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