Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

General Job Search Advice
This week we have some great advice on what some consider the scariest part of the hiring process: job interviews. This one on one conversation can dictate whether or not you move on in the process, and it can be quite unnerving! Thankfully we have some links that can help you approach unique situations that may come up. For instance, if you decide to not show for a job interview, there's a few steps you should follow. All that and more can be found in the links below from this week. (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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Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

General Job Search Advice
Whether you're currently employed or not, conducting your job search can be challenging. If you're working, finding time to look for new opportunities can be tough. On the other hand, if you're unemployed, you're likely working on multiple opportunities at once. Conducting a full time job search can make it challenging to keep track of it all. If this sounds like you, you should develop a job application spreadsheet. It's a simple solution to frustrating problem, but you'd be surprised how uncommon it is for someone to utilize this method of tracking. So if you want to find a better (and less stressful) way to keep track of your job opportunities, read on! (more…)
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Why You Need a Job Search Plan

Why You Need a Job Search Plan

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Once you've actually decided to sit down to start your job search, you may notice something. It's not easy to jump right in. It's very much like writer's block. For many writers, the first paragraph is the most challenging portion. Just like to many job seekers, the first step is the hardest to take. This is why it's incredibly important to have a job search plan. A well thought out plan can make it easier to dive in, and apply to the jobs that you truly want and have a shot at. We'll help you build the beginning of that plan in the paragraphs below.  (more…)
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7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever had to find a job before, you know it can be exhausting. So why not have a recruiter help you along with that search? There are many incorrect perceptions about recruiters among job seekers. A recruiter can actually be a great resource for you during your job search. Today we list some of the best benefits you get from working with a recruiter. (more…)
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What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
If you're working on your job search while you are employed, you have no reason to be paranoid when searching. However if you are currently employed, it's important to be careful when looking. Since most positions of employment are at will, it's entirely possible that you could be terminated if your current employer discovers your job search. We'll discuss some ways for you to keep your job search off the radar. (more…)
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Top Traits: Autonomous

Top Traits: Autonomous

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
In this new blog series we'll be discussing top qualities and traits an ideal employee would have. As a job seeker, you should highlight these traits if you have them, and try to develop them if not. Branching off of our 'Top 10 Qualities of an Ideal Employee' blog, we'll discuss one trait in depth per blog. Today's trait is 'autonomous'. While your mind may jump to the image of a robot, we're not talking about quite that much autonomy. (more…)
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Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Acing the Interview
Going into an interview, you can anticipate the purpose of most questions being asked. They are trying to discover if you will be a good fit for the position. They also want to know if you're a hard worker and a good fit with company culture. However, some questions simply want to discover what kind of person you are. When you are asked to describe yourself in one word, this is what they are trying to uncover. We'll explain how you should frame your answer after the break. (more…)
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7 Interview Monsters You Don’t Want to Be

Acing the Interview
Working in recruiting, we see many interviews in just one day. Seeing so many candidates come and go gives us a great idea of what to do and what NOT to do in an interview. Overtime, we've noticed that most bad interviews follow similar patterns. We've narrowed it down to the 7 monsters bad candidates become during interviews. Read on to make sure you don't turn in to one of these interview monsters when you sit to chat with a potential employer. (more…)
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