The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
On LinkedIn, every profile is made up of the same components. However, the way you use those components can make you stand out from the millions of other users on the platform. Having a stand out profile will not only make you an attractive candidate when job searching, it could also bring opportunities to you! In this blog we'll be going through the 10 components in the order they appear on your profile, and how you can utilize them to better showcase your personal brand. If you want to look at an all star LinkedIn profile as an example, we recommend checking out LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's page. It's a textbook example of a profile that is inviting yet professional, which also demonstrates all of his qualifications with both text…
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Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundups
It's entirely possible to be great at your job and still fall behind. You may be produce great material, but not be efficient at doing so. Or perhaps you constantly get distracted by workplace politics. It's completely normal to have some conflict at the office, but knowing how to deal with it will keep you on task. There are also a few small changes you can make to be more productive. This week's Link Roundup is dedicated to fixing those two issues at work. If you're interested, check out the links below for advice! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundups
Whether you've decided to move on, you've been terminated, or laid off, we have advice for you this week. All links are focused on helping you transition out of a job. Whatever the reason, these links are sure to have some beneficial advice. Whether you're just starting to think about leaving, or if you are on your way out tomorrow, there is something for you here. (more…)
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How Long Can I Wait to Accept A Job Offer?

How Long Can I Wait to Accept A Job Offer?

General Job Search Advice
Right after you receive a job offer, you're likely experiencing many emotions. Excitement, caution, nervousness, happiness, and many more. You may be tempted to accept the job offer right away. However, you should make sure it's not just a reactionary response. It's wise to wait until you have time to seriously process the offer. This allows you to examine financials and decide if it's truly what you want. You're probably wondering just how long you have to evaluate that opportunity. In today's blog we'll explain what is considered an acceptable amount of time to evaluate a job offer. (more…)
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Will A Personal Website Help My Job Search?

Will A Personal Website Help My Job Search?

General Job Search Advice
If you've been preparing for a job search, you've probably wondered if making your own personal website would be worthwhile. These sites have become incredibly popular recently, so it's not uncommon to see a URL at the top of resumes. Personal websites are used for multiple reasons, the main being personal branding. They have huge benefits, but there are a few important factors you should consider before you decide to build a site. We'll breakdown the benefits of using a personal website, and why you may want to set one up.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

General Job Search Advice
Technology, philosophy, and how we communicate has changed the workplace greatly in just the past few years, and it continues to evolve. How we work, how we find work, and how we hire have changed vastly. This week, we've focused our link roundup on new philosophies, discussions, and predictions about the way the job market functions. Below we start by how we job search, followed by how we hire, and conclude with some links about how we work. Instead of providing straight job advice this week, we hope these links give you a better understanding of the constantly changing workforce. What No One Tells You About Your Job Hunt When we begin our job searches, we internalize all of the work and focus on ourselves. This is great when you're…
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When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
One of the best ways to pickup new skills and knowledge is on the job. However, the workplace isn't likely the only place you learn new things. You may have a passion you pursue outside of work which rewards you with valuable skills. Or perhaps you decided to sign up for an online course. Self taught skills are no less valuable than those learned on the job, as long as you can back them up. If these self taught skills align with a job you want, it's smart to include them on your resume. We'll help you integrate them into your resume in a natural way. We'll also discuss how to talk about about them during the hiring process. (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundups
If you're going to be starting your job search soon, it's smart to begin working on your resume. Whether you're completely rewriting it or just doing some fine tuning, this week's Link Roundup has all the tips you need. We've also included advice on marketing yourself for a job even if you are under or overqualified. Finally, we end the links with a few tips to make you more successful at work. Read on! (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/18/17: Advice to Ace the Job Interview

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
While your resume is technically the first impression you give, the interview is the first in person impression. A lot of weight is given to the importance of the interview, and it's crucial to get it right. Today, we've gathered some of the best blogs, articles, and links with great advice on how to ace the interview, in addition to other topics. We hope these links help you knock your next job interview out of the park! (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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