Link Roundup 8/18/17: Advice to Ace the Job Interview

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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The Importance of a Professional E-Mail Address

The Importance of a Professional E-Mail Address

General Job Search Advice
Throughout the entire hiring process, it's well understood that it serves you best to present yourself in a professional manner. This means dressing appropriately, speaking professionally, and ridding your resume of any grammatical errors. It's confusing then, why many candidates seem to overlook their e-mails in terms of professionalism. I'm not talking the way in which they utilize e-mail, but the username they select. So today we'll be discussing why it's important to maintain a professional e-mail address, in addition to some specific suggestions. (more…)
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3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Submission

3 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Submission

General Job Search Advice
It's very important for a resume to be visually pleasing, and read well. Another factor that many candidates don't take into account however is if the resume is optimized for submission. It's important to remember that your resume is a file that will be one among many once you send it in. With that in mind, there are few things you can do to make yours stand out, and perform well with applicant tracking systems. We'll be discussing three easy ways to optimize your resume below. (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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5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

5 Movies to Motivate Your Career

General Job Search Advice, Pop Culture Perspective
Going to the movies is fantastic because they provide a very strong sense of escapism. It can be great sit down and exist outside of the real world for an hour or two. However, if you're looking for a movie that can do that and also motivate you in your career, we've got a list for you! These movies all center around the protagonists career, and how they deal with various trials and tribulations throughout. Many of them teach great career and job search lessons, so check out the full list below! (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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Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundups
It's easy to ponder how great other job opportunities are. However, the 'grass is always greener' mentality applies to jobs as well. It can be hard to tell if finding a new job is a worthwhile pursuit. To better inform such a big decision, we've gathered some resources and articles below. This week's links also have some great advice on networking, and include some interesting data from a recent LinkedIn study. If any of that sounds beneficial to you, check out the links below! (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/6/17: Work by the Numbers

Link Roundup 7/6/17: Work by the Numbers

Link Roundups
Welcome back to another weekly link roundup! This week we have some great articles to share, many of them backed up by research. If you're looking for an informed look into the state of the job market, you'll find it here. We'll look at how job seekers behave, as well as examining the current state of the labor market. Of course, what better way to start than by looking at the numbers from the June job report! (more…)
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Should I Include References On My Resume?

Should I Include References On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it's a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it ¬†will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn't include them, and a few select times when you should. We'll discuss both in today's blog, so read on below to find out the reasons for both approaches. (more…)
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