Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

General Job Search Advice
In the digital age, it's incredibly common for people to share their lives online, their activities, their work, and even their meals! It's also not uncommon for someone to have profiles across multiple networks. Some people have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! However, you may begin to question if this public presence hurts or helps a job search. We'll break down the common philosophies on whether the lack of a social media presence hurts your jobs search.  (more…)
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The Anatomy of A Job Description

The Anatomy of A Job Description

General Job Search Advice
In this week's blog we will be breaking down the anatomy of a job description. The better you understand how the average job description is built, the easier it will be to assess if you are qualified and interested in a position. We will also give a few tips and tricks on each of the specific sections of the job description, so look out for that. We hope you come away from this article much more efficient at analyzing any job opportunities! (more…)
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Remember, A Job Description Is A Wish List

Remember, A Job Description Is A Wish List

General Job Search Advice
Job searching can be a very exciting process, but it can also be a trying time. It's easy to feel defeated after sending multiple applications and hearing nothing back from employers. Looking at more job descriptions and seeing qualifications that are out of your depth can further add to the mindset that you don't measure up. However, it's important not to discouraged. At the end of the day, you have to remember that a job description is simply a wish list. We'll talk more about what this means, and how it affects your job search. (more…)
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Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

General Job Search Advice
Today we live in a very numbers driven world. Managers are worried about the bottom line and turning a profit. Wall Street motivates many statisticians to try and figure out what the next big break will be. Also, if you're conducting a job search, numbers play a big part in it, as you look for the right salary. Wherever you go, numbers drive the world. With that in mind, it would seem odd not to include any numbers on your resume, right? Having statistics on a resume act as proof that you accomplished something. If you're wondering why your resume needs numbers, read on! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for the Holidays

Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for the Holidays

General Job Search Advice
The holidays are an odd time of year if you are searching for a new job. Everything seems to slow down, even if you want to keep moving forward to try and find the right opportunity. Although it can still be worthwhile to apply, you may need to change your strategy until 2018 is here and hiring picks up again. In this week's Link Roundup, we've gathered advice that will help you boost your holiday job search, and prepare for a strong 2018. 3 Year-End Networking Moves to Help Your 2018 Job Search As we mentioned in the introduction, you may have to change up some techniques in your job search during the holiday season. This is typically a good time to focus on networking, since there will be so…
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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…)
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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…)
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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…)
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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…)
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