Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundups
As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it's not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It's a crucial part of a modern job search, and it's important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  (more…)
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7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing On LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
LinkedIn is a great resource to further your career and grow your network. We've also reached the point where not having a profile may hurt your job search. Now more than ever, it's important to have a profile set up and active. However, since it is a professional social network, it behaves slightly differently from the likes of Facebook and Twitter. There is also a different set of rules. Today we'll explain some of those rules and why you shouldn't break them. (more…)
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Why (and How) You Should Check In With Your Network

Why (and How) You Should Check In With Your Network

General Job Search Advice
In LinkedIn's Global Recruiting Trends 2017 study, they discovered that 48% of talent leaders consider employee referrals a top channel for quality hires. If you're a job seeker that wants to tap into that wealth of opportunity, it's no surprise. In a time when it's incredibly easy to apply with a resume, a referral will help you stand out. It's all too easy for a resume to get lost through keyword filters and short attention spans. However, word of mouth from an employee can get you ahead. So if you want to stand out, we'll show you the way in today's blog. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundup 6/9/17: May Jobs Report & Surveys

Link Roundups
This week our Link Roundup starts off by looking at the new job market numbers, before heading into some helpful job search advice. What's great about the links this week is that almost all of them are backed by data from surveys. So instead of taking advice on mere speculation, there is actually some evidence to back it up! In addition, we also have a link to America's Best Employer of 2017 as determined by Statista and Forbes. There are plenty of links with great advice, so read on! U.S. Had Record 6 Million Job Openings, Even As 6.8 Americans Are Looking For Jobs It's a great time to be a job seeker, for the most part. Unemployment has hit a 16 year low, and it's certainly a candidate's market.…
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Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundups
The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It's both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information online to help! We've curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that's you, read on! (more…)
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The Value of Building Your Network

The Value of Building Your Network

General Job Search Advice
If you're looking for job search advice, you're very likely to come across the word 'networking' at some point. We all know what it is and the purpose it serves. However, the value of growing and establishing a network can be hard to quantify. For someone who hasn't networked, it can be challenging to to realize the worth of it. So today's blog will list out the many advantages of having a network, and why it's a great resource for any professional. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/26/17: The Future of Careers

Link Roundup 5/26/17: The Future of Careers

Link Roundups
Happy Friday! This week we have some great advice on the future of careers. One article compares the online profile and the printed resume, and another looks at careers that are 'future proof'. The job market has never stayed the same, and it is evolving at an incredibly fast pace today. How you find a job today is vastly different from the way it was done only 10 years ago. Understanding how the future of careers will shift could be valuable knowledge for the future, and we're here to help! Check out the links below to begin. What to Do When Entry-Level Positions Need "Two Years of Experience" We start this Link Roundup with a great article for recent graduates, (of which there are many right now) or anyone making…
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6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

6 Overlooked Job Search Steps for Graduates

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations, you did it! Graduating from college is no small task, and you should certainly be proud. Now, you and all of your fellow graduates should start thinking about employment. Finding a job after graduation is no small task. There are many things to take into consideration, and usually the 'first movers' are the ones who are gainfully employed shortly after graduation. Waiting too long to start looking could hurt your job search. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of advice out there for recent graduates looking for a job. However, some crucial steps often get overlooked, despite their importance. Today, our blog focuses on a few steps you shouldn't overlook in your job search. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

General Job Search Advice
This week we have some great advice on what some consider the scariest part of the hiring process: job interviews. This one on one conversation can dictate whether or not you move on in the process, and it can be quite unnerving! Thankfully we have some links that can help you approach unique situations that may come up. For instance, if you decide to not show for a job interview, there's a few steps you should follow. All that and more can be found in the links below from this week. (more…)
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Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful networking tool. However, since it falls under the category of 'social network', many people group it in with Facebook and Twitter. If you're going to be using LinkedIn, you shouldn't buy into that way of thinking. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all personal networking sites, whereas LinkedIn is a professional networking tool. It's a great way to build your professional network, and represent your career experience and accomplishments. Since this social network is inherently different than most social networks, there are different expectations for behavior. Today we'll be explaining the appropriate way to act, what makes the site unique. (more…)
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