5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When attending a job interview, there are a few items you absolutely must bring to leave the best impression possible. Although most of the items are straightforward, they can be easily forgotten if you're in a hurry. We recommend making a short checklist to review before you rush out the door! Just remember that all items are equally important, since they all have their own purpose. We'll discuss more details about why to bring them, and how they help you. (more…)
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How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Soft skills are a crucial component of every position. While they may not be listed in the job description, they are just as important as any technical skills. 'Hard working', 'strong communicator', 'organized', and all of those types of skills are important, sometimes enough so to be on a job description. Obviously as a candidate you want to indicate to your hiring manager that you have these skills, but how? In today's blog we'll describe how you can convey these in a way that is professional and tasteful. (more…)
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3 Topics to Ask Questions About in a Job Interview

3 Topics to Ask Questions About in a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When every candidate steps into an interview, they expect to be answering the questions. That is the whole purpose of the interview after all! A job seeker can expect to be in the hot seat for most of the interview. However, there will come a time towards the end where the interviewer may open it up for questions. A good candidate will come prepared to not only answer questions, but to ask them as well. This shows genuine interest in the position, and better informs you about the opportunity. In today's blog, we'll break down 3 topics you can easily ask questions about, along with specific wording. (more…)
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How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

Acing the Interview
It's important to plan ahead for an interview, and cover all the essentials. Do your research, dress appropriately, and come with questions prepared. These steps are mostly common knowledge. However, it is possible that by trying to do right, you do wrong. For example, it's important to maintain eye contact with your interviewer- but you don't want to stare them down. It's very possible to overdo it, so today we'll be talking about the best way to avoid any awkwardness in your next job interview.  (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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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 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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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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