When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

When & Why to Use a Creative Resume

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful, because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!).  (more…)
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Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundup 3/17/17: Quitting Jobs & Quietly Working

Link Roundups
Americans Are Quitting Jobs at the Fastest Pace in 16 Years The amount of employees in the US quitting their jobs is the highest it has been in years. This is likely a combination of confidence in the economy, as well as the popularity of job hopping. Job hopping is something that has become more common, especially with younger employees. Many are realizing how switching jobs can give your salary a significant boost. This results in many employees changing jobs constantly to increase their salary. However, whether or not that approach is sustainable remains to be seen. Click through to the article to read the quantitative details. Fearless Salary Negotiation Tips With Josh Doody If you're one of the 3.22 million people quitting your job from the previous article, it's probably a good…
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Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

General Job Search Advice
The Science Behind Picking the Perfect LinkedIn Head Shot It's extremely difficult to find someone who actually likes their own photo. This can make the process of choosing a profile photo on social media quite challenging, especially if you consider that potential employers may be viewing it on LinkedIn. Thankfully, this article from Entrepreneur offers a few science-based tips that can help you choose the right head shot. Worry no more! It provides a few examples for comparison which should help you make the right choice between your own photos. 27 Jobs With Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions Glassdoor recently released a list of 27 different interview questions that are far from normal. Each question is listed with the company asking, and what position the question is used for when hiring.…
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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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What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

What Not to Do: Job Search at Work

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
If you're working on your job search while you are employed, you have no reason to be paranoid when searching. However if you are currently employed, it's important to be careful when looking. Since most positions of employment are at will, it's entirely possible that you could be terminated if your current employer discovers your job search. We'll discuss some ways for you to keep your job search off the radar. (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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