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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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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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 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (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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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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Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
When it comes to searching for a job, how you market yourself is incredibly important. This is true across all of your job search 'spaces'- your cover letter, your resume, and your social media profiles (especially LinkedIn!). The way in which you present yourself on all of those places is crucial to your success. This week, we've gathered a few links that can help you accomplish just that. In addition, we've included some general advice and an update on the state of the job market.  (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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