Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
If you've ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a 'culture fit' as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having any accounts on social media can hurt your chances. We'll break down the rest of the findings and how they impact your job search below. If you want to read…
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How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

How the New LinkedIn Design Affects Your Endorsements

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Endorsements on LinkedIn have gone through multiple iterations over time. They are touted by LinkedIn as, "a great way to recognize your 1st degree connections' skills with one click". With them, you are able to easily endorse the skills and qualities of your first degree connections. LinkedIn also states that, "a high number of endorsements adds credibility to your profile". Having many of them in specific skills can certainly make you look qualified as a professional. However, LinkedIn's recent user interface/design update has changed how they work in a few ways. Read on to find out what you should do about the new update. (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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Industry Spotlight: Customer Service

Industry Spotlight: Customer Service

How to Survive the '9-5'
The Customer Service Industry is incredibly unique. While it exists as a subset within almost all other industries, it is also a vital component of them. No two customer service departments are the same. However, all departments focus on customer satisfaction. In 2016, there are new ways in which employees should expect to drive satisfaction. Today we'll be discussing customer service trends. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/4/16: Job Search Mistakes, Negotiating, and Job Titles

Link Roundup 8/4/16: Job Search Mistakes, Negotiating, and Job Titles

Link Roundups
Welcome back to another weekly link roundup. Whether you're a job seeker, employer, or employee, there is certainly something for you here! This week's links largely revolves around common job search mistakes, job negotiation, as well as the changing career landscape. If any of those topics have piqued your interest, check out the links below. (more…)
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What is LinkedIn?

What is LinkedIn?

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
LinkedIn is an incredibly popular professional social networking tool that is used by millions of workers across the globe. In it's most basic form, it acts as a virtual resume, which exists for potential employers to see. At this point the site is so popular if you've been searching for a job, you likely already have an account. However, if you're holding out from using it, or just haven't heard of it, read on. We'll explain the benefits of using the social platform below. (more…)
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Social Media & Your Job Search

Social Media & Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Social media has been around for years now, and is a hugely influential force in all aspects of life. It permeates both our personal and work lives. Almost everyone has some sort of  account. It also plays an especially important role in job searching, which is what we'll be discussing today. Are you a job seeker looking for some advice on being social media smart? Read on! (more…)
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