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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Your Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Your Job Search is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Dig in, breathe deep, and set your pace, because it's time to chase your dream job. Looking for a new job is an exciting process, especially at the start. However, the initial excitement can diminish easily. For this reason, many job seekers work hard to search at the beginning. However, this is akin to trying to sprint an entire marathon. Barring an extremely lucky break, your job search will take some time. Thus it's incredibly important to realize that your job search is a marathon, not a sprint. (more…)
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Link Roundup 1/6/17: New Year, New Job Search

Link Roundup 1/6/17: New Year, New Job Search

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers
Welcome to our first Link Roundup in the New Year! Since the year has finally turned, there is a lot of great advice out there about how to be a better job seeker in 2017. We've gathered the very best links this week and put them all in one place for you to read from! What to Remove From Your Resume in 2017 As we've discussed in a previous blog post, a resume should be a living document. This means that it changes and adds new skills constantly, just like you. If you haven't updated your resume in a year, there are likely many trends and styles present on it that are now not current. Check out this link to keep your resume fresh in 2017. (more…)
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How to Write a Resume: Make it a Living Document

How to Write a Resume: Make it a Living Document

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Throughout your career, you continue to gain more experience and learn more skills as you move from job to job. You grow as an employee and absorb more knowledge and expertise. Despite this, many workers don't keep their resume at pace with their current abilities. Instead, they elect only to update it when they make a major career change or begin a new job search. There are many reasons this hurts your career. Your resume should truly be a living document. We'll discuss what that means, why it's important, and the best way to do it. (more…)
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How to Prepare & What to Expect at a Job Fair

How to Prepare & What to Expect at a Job Fair

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Job Fairs can be extremely overwhelming. It's a frenzy of people trying to form connections and sell themselves as the perfect candidate. Time is short, and everyone there is trying to be their best selves. Knowing what to expect can help you be more prepared. Read on to make sure you get the most out of your job fair experience! (more…)
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