Considering the Commute with a New Job

Considering the Commute with a New Job

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
There is one thing that everyone in the workforce has in common: a commute. Whether it's 20 miles on the highway, or a simple walk down the hall to your home office, we all have a daily commute. While mileage and time spent varies, a commute is a shared commonality with every job. It's also something that is very important to consider when you are offered a job, or start looking. Time spent on a daily commute can not only impact your work life, but also your personal life. We'll discuss the implications and trade offs below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/7/16

Link Roundup 7/7/16

Link Roundups
This week's Link Roundup will cover a wide range of topics including, job security, management no nos, and how to ask for a pay increase. With such a wide variety of subjects, there should be a link to please everyone reading about career topics. Without further adieu, check out the links below! (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Pop Culture Perspective
Another film that holds fantastic real life lessons is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller directs the film and also stars in the main role. Mitty (Stiller) is a man who realizes he is just wandering through life without any real drive or inspiration. However, over the course of the movie he sets out on a journey to find purpose and explore the unknown. (more…)
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Interview Q: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Interview Q: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Acing the Interview
This week we're tackling one of the most feared interview question. That question is, 'Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?'. Many Hiring Managers use this question as a trap for candidates. This question is designed to trip up applicants who wouldn't fit in, or would move on from the job quickly. Interviewers may also trip up genuinely qualified candidates with this question. However, this question shouldn't intimidate passionate candidates. (more…)
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What’s In A Job Title?

What’s In A Job Title?

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Job titles are a central point of focus for many professionals. They reference them to determine their job status and career progress. In many instances job titles are a good barometer for success. However, employees tend to focus too much on using them to judge if they're on track in their career. Job titles do have many functions for both employers and employees. Realizing what those are will ensure you're not over analyzing your title. (more…)
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Link Roundup 7/1/16

Link Roundup 7/1/16

Link Roundups
On this week's Link Roundup, we look into the effect of 'gig' jobs on the workforce and potential legislation, some networking advice, as well as advice for hiring. If any of those topics sounds interesting, (and even if not) read on to find out what links we liked enough to share this week. (more…)
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Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Acing the Interview
A hard working employee could be laid off for a multitude of reasons. In fact, in 2016, 65,141 workers in total had been let go from their positions by the end of April. It's not uncommon, and can happen due to many different factors. Knowing how to respond when questioned about it in an interview can be the difference between landing or losing  a job opportunity. (more…)
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Cover Letters, Worth the Type?

Cover Letters, Worth the Type?

Resumes & Cover Letters
When looking for jobs, many postings have an optional cover letter submission. Job seekers generally find many jobs they'd like to apply to. As an applicant, writing out a cover letter and a resume that is tailored to each job can be cumbersome. This begs the question, are cover letters really worth the time? In short, yes. If you'd like the long version, read on! (more…)
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