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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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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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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Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundups
This week we have some great advice from a variety of sources across the web. If you're looking for some advice to assist your job search, we have it here! Resumes, interviews, and networking are just a few topics that are covered in today's Link Roundup. How to Write Resume Bullets That'll Make the Hiring Manager Pay Attention By now, you should know it's important not to put paragraphs in your resume. Bullets are the method of choice for listing accomplishments, skills, and responsibilities. Hiring managers won't typically take the time to read whole paragraphs, so bullets are the way to go. However, it's important that the contents of those bullet points is eye catching and impressive. This in-depth breakdown from The Muse will guide you through the best way…
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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

How to Survive the '9-5'
The clock strikes 5 o'clock, which means it's time for you to go home! However, there is a company event going on after work! Should you go? Absolutely! Company events are a great way to find more enjoyment in your job, and also benefit your career. It may be tempting to turn down any after-hours functions, but they typically are very rewarding, and can have a positive impact on your career life and your work environment. Why you ask? We'll explain the benefits below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 4/14/17: Job Interview Prep

Link Roundup 4/14/17: Job Interview Prep

Link Roundups
It's Friday once again which means that it's time for another Link Roundup! This week we have some great advice about how you can prepare for your job interview, as well as your overall job search. Alternatively, if you're on the employer side of things, we have a great write up from Gallup on some of their findings regarding employee engagement and happiness. If any of those sound interesting to you, read on below the fold! (more…)
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Link Roundup 4/7/17: Finding the Right Job

Link Roundup 4/7/17: Finding the Right Job

Link Roundups
Big Jobs Miss: Employers Add Disappointing 98,000 Jobs in March While this year was off to a great start in terms of job growth, it seems that growth has been stifled somewhat. While economists were predicting 180,000 jobs to be added in March, the reality was only 98,000. The drop has been attributed to a few different factors, the largest of which is the winter weather that plagued most of the Northeastern U.S.. This weather and other factors affected job growth and payroll gains. However, it's not all bad. The U.S. unemployment rate continued to decline, and fell to 4.5%, from 4.7% previously. So while there are less jobs available, there are more people working. (more…)
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