How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Endorsements on LinkedIn have gone through multiple iterations over time. They are touted by LinkedIn as, "a great way to recognize your 1st degree connections' skills with one click". With them, you are able to easily endorse the skills and qualities of your first degree connections. LinkedIn also states that, "a high number of endorsements adds credibility to your profile". Having many of them in specific skills can certainly make you look qualified as a professional. However, LinkedIn's recent user interface/design update has changed how they work in a few ways. Read on to find out what you should do about the new update. (more…)
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How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Initially, you may be happy that your interview is over the phone instead of in person. While you may only have to take a call for this form of interview, it's more difficult to make a good impression. A phone interview is also typically used as a way to thin out the candidate pool before moving on to in person interviews. This makes it all the more important that you take the proper preparations before sitting down for the phone call. We'll discuss the pros and cons of phone interviews, and then get into specific things you should do to prepare. (more…)
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Link Roundup 2/3/17: Career Mistakes & Cartoons

Link Roundup 2/3/17: Career Mistakes & Cartoons

Link Roundups
Whether or not you realize it, you've probably taken some missteps in your job search. Sometimes these are small mistakes, and sometimes they will cost you a big opportunity.The best way to avoid mistakes like these is to familiarize yourself with them first! We have a few links covering that topic, as well as various others. Read on for this week's batch of links! (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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Link Roundup 1/20/17: Your Career in 2017

Link Roundup 1/20/17: Your Career in 2017

Link Roundups
We're still in the first month of 2017, which means you don't yet know what your career will hold for you this year. In light of that, we have plenty of advice and insight into what 2017 may look like. The current market does look optimistic for job seekers, and the beginning of this new year is a great time to start making positive changes in your career. First up is re-examining how you perceive your income, in our first article. (more…)
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What Not to Do: Take the First Job Offer You Get

What Not to Do: Take the First Job Offer You Get

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Depending on the situation, you can reach a certain level of desperation in your job search. However, it's important not to just accept the first job offer you receive. You may feel the urge to accept because it comes with a paycheck, but that shouldn't be good enough for you. There are a number of other things you should consider beyond just a paycheck. We'll discuss those other factors and why they're important after the break. (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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