Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

General Job Search Advice
References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they've heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn't be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we'll discuss the importance of notifying your references and why you should keep in communication with them. (more…)
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Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

General Job Search Advice
Your resume ultimately serves as the determining factor that either moves you forward in the hiring process, or leaves you behind. For this reason, it's astonishing that some candidates don't proofread their resumes prior to sending them. Since a resume is so important, it's smart to give it a proper read over. While proofreading certainly isn't fun, one small grammar mistake could wind up costing you the job. Something so trivial shouldn't cost you the job. To help, we'll be discussing proofreading tips when working on a resume. (more…)
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The Mystery of Resume Page Length

The Mystery of Resume Page Length

General Job Search Advice
For many years job seekers new and old have asked themselves the same question, "How long should my resume be?". The answer seems to constantly change and shift, and there are multiple factors at play. Thankfully there aren't as many rules as there used to be, but there are still a few things to take into account. We'll break down what you need to know about resume length below. (more…)
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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 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 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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