Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundups
2017 is coming to a close, and 2018 is nearly upon us. It's a great time to do some self reflecting, and work on self development. With that in mind, we've gathered the best links we could find this week to prepare you for 2018. Whether it's your career, your job search, or your work life balance, we can help you get it in line for the new year. Read on below for the links! (more…)
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The Dangers of Getting Comfortable In Your Career

The Dangers of Getting Comfortable In Your Career

How to Survive the '9-5'
Usually, being comfortable is a great thing. Finding a comfy chair, heating a room to the right temperature, or finding a good group of friends you can be yourself with. However, when it comes to your career, getting comfortable can be quite dangerous. Feeling comfortable in a career can lead to a lack of growth, and failure to move forward. In today's blog, we'll discuss why this happens, and how to avoid falling victim to it. (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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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…)
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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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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…
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