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…)
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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…)
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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…
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10 Topics That Are Illegal to Ask About in a Job Interview

10 Topics That Are Illegal to Ask About in a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
If there is a question that is oddly personal in your next job interview, it may actually be illegal. There are a number of topics that are off limits for employers to ask about during an interview. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects employees from being discriminated against based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Those topics and a few more are all illegal to ask about during a job interview. We'll describe each topic, and provide you with a few example questions.  (more…)
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What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever been discussing your job search and heard the term 'applicant tracking system' or 'ATS' thrown around? Applicant tracking systems are relatively new to the job market, and many candidates still aren't familiar with what they actually are. While the purpose seems to be fairly straightforward from the name, a typical applicant tracking system does more than just track applicants. We'll explain what an ATS is, why a hiring manager would use one, and what that means to you. (more…)
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundups
Instead of focusing on one specific topic this week, we've gathered all the links that we believe will lead to a successful job search. Job searching technology and trends continue to evolve, so keeping up with them is crucial. In the links below we highlight some new developments, as well as some tried and true advice. As long as you're a job seeker,  you'll find something of value below. (more…)
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Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Getting ready to conduct a new job search? There's another type of search you may want to do first! Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, so it's no surprise how powerful it is. Companies are rethinking how they evaluate candidates, and are now utilizing social media in addition to more traditional background checks. Furthermore, hiring managers are discovering just how much a quick Google search can uncover. It's important for you to do that search first, and find out what information about you is available online.  (more…)
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Should I Have My LinkedIn Profile On My Resume?

Should I Have My LinkedIn Profile On My Resume?

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
When LinkedIn launched back in 2003, nobody knew what it was. It took some time for it to become the 500 million user powerhouse it is today. It has become such a powerful resource, most professionals consider it integral to their job search. Having an up to date profile on LinkedIn is practically a requirement for a successful job search. This has probably led you to consider, should I include my LinkedIn profile on my resume? Today, we're here to answer that question for you.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
After being on the job market for a while, finally landing an interview can be an amazing feeling. However, if you don't take the right steps to prepare, it could fall through. With today's job market, you have to do more than just ponder how you will answer questions. In this Link Roundup, we've gathered the best advice from this week about how you can prepare to ace the job interview. Furthermore we've also included a few updates on the state of the job market, and some other career advice. Check out the links below. (more…)
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10 Causes of Stress at Work (And How to Address Them)

10 Causes of Stress at Work (And How to Address Them)

How to Survive the '9-5'
Today is National Stress Awareness day, so in today's blog we'll be highlighting some of the top stressors at work. In addition to identifying these causes of work stress, we'll also explain how you can address them. While positive stress can be a motivating force, these causes of stress damage work quality and work ethic. They're in no specific order, but all can be detrimental to a professional career. (more…)
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