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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What Not to Do: Change Your Own Job Title

What Not to Do: Change Your Own Job Title

General Job Search Advice
Welcome to another blog series! These blogs will be focusing on areas in which job seekers and employees commonly make mistakes. Stick around to make sure you know which missteps to avoid. Today we'll be covering changing your own job title. Doing this can be especially tempting to do if your title isn't one you're proud of. We'll discuss why you should avoid doing so after the break. (more…)
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Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
If you've been working on your resume recently, you've probably pondered including a beginning paragraph. These few sentences are known by a few aliases: resume summary, resume statement, resume objective, etc. Many years ago, the resume objective was popular. It positioned where you stood in your career and the type of job you were looking for. Now however, the summary is more popular, for a few reasons. Wondering if you've set up the beginning of your resume correctly? Read on to find out. (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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Link Roundup 12/2/16: Job Search in December, & Boosting Your LinkedIn

Link Roundup 12/2/16: Job Search in December, & Boosting Your LinkedIn

How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
December is an incredibly easy time to pack it up and call it a day in your job search. Most HR departments must be slowing their searches during the holidays, right? Not true, says our first article. Read about why you shouldn't halt your search in December, and then boost your LinkedIn profile with link #2 to strengthen your search. (more…)
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