Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundups
As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it's not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It's a crucial part of a modern job search, and it's important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  (more…)
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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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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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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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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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