5 Resume Mistakes That Will Haunt You

5 Resume Mistakes That Will Haunt You

General Job Search Advice
Since tomorrow is Halloween, we've decided to write a blog about a job seeker's biggest fear- resume mistakes! Your resume is the main tool to find employment, so making a mistake on that document can be costly. There is a lot that can go wrong on a resume. However, this time we've focused on a few mistakes that will certainly haunt you later on in your job search. 1. Typos & Grammatical Errors These are one of the easiest mistakes to avoid, but also one of the most common. While having a typo or two may not seem like a big transgression, they can cause hiring managers to hesitate when considering contacting you. Many will have the mindset that if you allow errors in your resume, that you would also…
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Link Roundup: The Modern Job Market

Link Roundup: The Modern Job Market

General Job Search Advice
The hiring landscape is constantly changing and job seekers have to consistently adapt to stay ahead. This week, we've focused our Link Roundup on all you need to know to get hired in today's workforce. We also have some advice for when you do get hired as well, in addition some more lighthearted links. If you're looking to stay current on workforce trends, this is the place to start! (more…)
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Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At  Your Social Media

Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At Your Social Media

General Job Search Advice
If you're going to job search in today's digital age, you have to make sure you social media is professional. Employers no longer just check into your background, they also research your social media accounts. With this in mind, it's best to take a look at them yourself and determine if they are professional enough. However, you may still be wondering why your social media matters to a hiring manager. In today's blog, we'll explore why, and  what you should do about it.  (more…)
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Can My Resume Be Funny?

Can My Resume Be Funny?

General Job Search Advice
Resumes are typically very boring and straightforward. Work experience, skills, education, etc, nothing very exciting. A big part of getting hired is likability, so it would make sense to inject a little humor into a resume to get more attention right? Wrong. Humor may make sense at some point during the hiring process, but certainly not on your resume. Today we'll explain why jokes should stay off your resume, and a few cases when a slight dose of humor may be appropriate. (more…)
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The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

The 10 Components of a Great LinkedIn Profile

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
On LinkedIn, every profile is made up of the same components. However, the way you use those components can make you stand out from the millions of other users on the platform. Having a stand out profile will not only make you an attractive candidate when job searching, it could also bring opportunities to you! In this blog we'll be going through the 10 components in the order they appear on your profile, and how you can utilize them to better showcase your personal brand. If you want to look at an all star LinkedIn profile as an example, we recommend checking out LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's page. It's a textbook example of a profile that is inviting yet professional, which also demonstrates all of his qualifications with both text…
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Why You Should Manage Your Boss

Why You Should Manage Your Boss

How to Survive the '9-5'
Happy Boss's day! To celebrate, today's blog will discuss how you can manage your boss and work towards a better relationship. Too many employees think their relationship with their superior is a one way street. All they do is take orders and do what is asked. Not only is this potentially hurting productivity, it's also ruining your chances to have a good rapport. Managing your boss is mutually beneficial, and will provide a benefit to them as well as you. You will be more productive, your boss will reach more of their goals, and it will all be less stressful. Understanding Your Boss The first step in managing your boss is understanding them. Firstly, you have to stop seeing them as just the person in charge. Just like you, they…
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Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundup: Productivity & Conflict in the Workplace

Link Roundups
It's entirely possible to be great at your job and still fall behind. You may be produce great material, but not be efficient at doing so. Or perhaps you constantly get distracted by workplace politics. It's completely normal to have some conflict at the office, but knowing how to deal with it will keep you on task. There are also a few small changes you can make to be more productive. This week's Link Roundup is dedicated to fixing those two issues at work. If you're interested, check out the links below for advice! (more…)
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4 Factors to Consider When Relocating For a Job

4 Factors to Consider When Relocating For a Job

General Job Search Advice
Are you considering relocating for a job? If the answer is yes, there are a few factors you should take into consideration. It is a big commitment, and you should take time to examine the opportunity from all angles. There is a number of variables both in and outside of the company you should assess. We'll break down four key factors, and what they mean to you. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundup: Preparing to Leave a Job

Link Roundups
Whether you've decided to move on, you've been terminated, or laid off, we have advice for you this week. All links are focused on helping you transition out of a job. Whatever the reason, these links are sure to have some beneficial advice. Whether you're just starting to think about leaving, or if you are on your way out tomorrow, there is something for you here. (more…)
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