How to Network During the Holidays

How to Network During the Holidays

General Job Search Advice
During the holidays you will likely receive invitations to various parties and functions. You may have a work party here, a family gathering there, or a get-together with a group of friends. If you're looking for a job, you may feel inclined to turn down some of those invitations to focus on your search. However, each of these parties represent an opportunity for you to do some networking! Networking is a great way to make new connections, and potentially find a job! If you have some holiday parties coming up, read on to find out how you can network! (more…)
Read More
Here’s Why You Should Take Notes at Work

Here’s Why You Should Take Notes at Work

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
We've previously discussed why candidates should always be prepared to take notes during a job interview. Doing so will enable them to remember all the small details about each position. This information will be incredibly valuable when it comes time to accept a job offer. Did you also know that you should keep taking notes even after you start a job? Today we'll be discussing how simply taking notes can help you get a raise, and even find a great job should you leave your current company. Wondering how that all works? Read on to find out! (more…)
Read More
Link Roundup: Evidence of a Strong Job Market

Link Roundup: Evidence of a Strong Job Market

Link Roundups
Recent reports are showing that November was another great month for job growth, and unemployment is currently at an all time low. With so few candidates looking for jobs, many employers are struggling to find the right candidates for their open positions. While the market may favor candidates, you should still be vigilant about marketing yourself in the best way possible. This week's links describe the current state of the job market, and also hold some advice for prospective job seekers and career professionals. (more…)
Read More
The Holiday Season Shouldn’t Halt Your Job Search

The Holiday Season Shouldn’t Halt Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
December has a reputation as 'the most wonderful time of the year', but some might argue that it is the craziest. Companies are scrambling to prepare for year end, and employees are running around to finish their holiday shopping. Additionally, many employees also take time off and head to warmer climates. This craziness may lead you to believe that it's a pointless time to apply. While it is a rather busy time of year, it shouldn't keep you from looking for a new job. We'll discuss why you shouldn't halt your search, and the possible benefits of doing so during the holidays. (more…)
Read More
Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

General Job Search Advice
LinkedIn is consistently rolling out new features and constantly updating. Many professionals only check their LinkedIn sporadically, so staying up to speed on all the updates can be tough. It's entirely possible LinkedIn looks very different between uses with new features and layouts. The LinkedIn dashboard has been around for some time, but it has continually changed. To find the LinkedIn dashboard, navigate to your own profile, and you will find it beneath your title, headline, and description. Today we'll be looking at the analytics the LinkedIn dashboard provides, and how you improve those numbers. (more…)
Read More
Link Roundup: Advice For Job Seekers and Employees

Link Roundup: Advice For Job Seekers and Employees

General Job Search Advice
December is here, which means the end of the year is close, along with the beginning of a new one. It's a time when some companies decide to make cuts for budgetary reasons, and some job seekers make resolutions to find employment. Whether you're looking for a job or currently have one, our Link Roundup this month has advice for you! A Recruiter Shares the Best Way to Follow Up On a Job Application When you are applying to jobs, the work doesn't end when you submit your resume. While some companies will be proactive and reach out to you, some take more effort. Knowing how to appropriately and professionally follow up is an important skill for any job seeker. This article introduces some great approaches that should leave a…
Read More
Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
When you are looking for a job, there are many factors you should consider before making a decision. Location, compensation, responsibilities, and more all play a role in that decision. Recently however, company culture has been given more consideration. It ultimately determines if you will actually fit in and be comfortable doing your job. Company culture is a big component of every workplace, and should be factored into your job search. Unfortunately it's not as easy to discuss or bring up in a job interview. In today's blog we'll provide one question that will tell you a lot about the company culture. (more…)
Read More
Giving Thanks Will Help Your Job Search

Giving Thanks Will Help Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
We're almost towards the end of November, when everyone gathers around a table with lots of food beside family and friends to give thanks. Giving thanks allows us to realize everything we value in our lives, and those people who support us. However, being thankful shouldn't just be done on Thanksgiving. In fact, it could greatly benefit your job search! Today we'll explain why you should be thankful in your job search, and how it could help you! (more…)
Read More
How Many Copies of My Resume Should I Bring to a Job Interview?

How Many Copies of My Resume Should I Bring to a Job Interview?

Acing the Interview, Resumes & Cover Letters
It goes without saying that if you're going to a job interview, you should bring a few copies of your resume. This raises the question though, how many? You don't want to seem wasteful and bring too many. You also don't want to have too few if a hiring manager needs a copy. Figuring out the right number of copies isn't quite as important as doing research on the company. However, not having enough copies to hand out in a job interview can lose you some points. Today we'll outline how you can gauge what the magic number of copies will be. (more…)
Read More
Link Roundup: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

Link Roundup: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

General Job Search Advice
The modern job market looks very different from that of only a few years ago. What people are looking for, and how they're preparing is much different. Social media giants like Facebook and LinkedIn are stepping up their job search capabilities, making it ever important to have updated profiles. In today's blog we'll share articles that cover how to update your digital presence, and what to expect from the job market. This Year in Job Search: A Look at Trends Around the World in 2017 This blog from Indeed utilizes the site's vast amount of data to see what is going on right now in the online job market. Indeed has compiled a list of search terms with the highest growth rate on their site. This is a great way…
Read More