3 Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

3 Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
If you want to ace any interview, it's important to go into it with questions prepared. In most cases, it is expected of the candidate. The truly great questions are ones that are specific, and address the needs of the company, or the intricacies of the position. Although we would like to provide some here, doing so would require specific insight into your opportunity. Despite this, there are a few general questions that we can absolutely recommend. Read on to find out what they are. 1. "Is there anything I can clarify about my resume or qualifications?" Unfortunately it doesn't take much for a candidate to get removed from the hiring process. One small mistake, or something that doesn't quite add up is usually enough to kill their chances. Maybe…
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3 Ways Job Searching Is Like Dating (And 3 Ways It’s Not)

3 Ways Job Searching Is Like Dating (And 3 Ways It’s Not)

General Job Search Advice
Are you searching for the right one? You may have had many in the past, but now you're looking to find one that's right for you, and a good fit long term. Yes, we're talking about a job, not dating. However, there are a lot of parallels between job searching and dating. Today, we're going to highlight  the similarities, and point out which dating advice you can use when looking for the right job. We'll also point out a few ways they are very different! (more…)
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10 Things That Annoy Recruiters During Job Interviews

10 Things That Annoy Recruiters During Job Interviews

Acing the Interview
When going into a job interview, the last thing you want to do is sabotage yourself. Unfortunately many candidates do just that. Whether they realize it or not, certain things they do annoy the recruiter(s) conducting the interview. It's entirely possible for one small thing to keep you from having a great job interview. In an effort to avoid that from happening, we've compiled a list of recruiter's and interviewer's top pet peeves. (more…)
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Utilizing Your Network During Your Job Search

Utilizing Your Network During Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
One of the most powerful tools you have available to you during your job search is your network. A strong network enables you to have access and sway with job opportunities you wouldn't normally have. It's is also important to remember that the strength of your connections is entirely dependent on you. The amount of work you put into developing and checking in with your network will decide how powerful it is when you begin to look for a job. We'll begin by discussing who you can consider in your network, and then make some suggestions about how you can put it to work for you! (more…)
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Clean Up Your Computer to Be More Efficient

Clean Up Your Computer to Be More Efficient

General Job Search Advice
As almost everyone has experienced, a slow or malfunctioning computer can seriously limit our ability to get work done. It can cause even the simplest of tasks to take far too long. Also, that drop in productivity will lead to more work being pushed back. Thankfully, there is a solution. Today is National 'Clean Your Computer Day', so there couldn't be a better time to discuss potential solutions. Not only will we be talking about ways to speed up your computer, we'll also discuss some tactics you can use to be more efficient yourself! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Changes to Make In Your Job Search

Link Roundup: Changes to Make In Your Job Search

Link Roundups
As seen in last week's Link Roundup, the hiring process is constantly changing and evolving. This makes it easy for job search practices to get outdated, especially if you have been steadily employed at the same company. If you're planning on starting a job search, you may need to update your methods. This week, we've gathered articles that make some great recommendations about job search tactics. Topics covered include job interviews, LinkedIn, general job search strategy, and more! Read on below to check out the links from this week. (more…)
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How to Prepare for a Phone Screen

How to Prepare for a Phone Screen

General Job Search Advice
Has a recruiter ever asked if you'd be willing to have a 'brief phone conversation' after you applied for a job? If so, that recruiter is most likely going to phone screen you. Phone screens are short 10 - 30 minute calls that help recruiters get a better idea of if you are worth interviewing or not. It's not formal or comprehensive enough to be considered a job interview. However, your performance during a phone screen will greatly impact whether or not you are considered further. So it's in your best interests to perform well during that phone screen. We'll explore the purpose of the phone screen, what you can expect, and how to prepare for one. (more…)
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10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation

General Job Search Advice
January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day, with the intention of more Americans using their paid time off. Many of these days go unused, unfortunately. So in today's blog, we'll be explaining how vacation is not only good for you, it's also good for your career, and your health! It Gives You Something to Look Forward To For starters, having a vacation planned gives you something to look forward to on the calendar. So even if your days at work are long, you know you have something planned down the road that you can get excited about. This helps the days go by, and makes the passing time feel positive. Instead of getting stuck in the monotony of work day in and day out, you can look forward to…
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