5 Things You Don’t Need to Include on Your Resume

5 Things You Don’t Need to Include on Your Resume

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
There are some things that don’t need to be included on your resume. You may think that the more information you provide, the better your chances of landing an interview, but that isn’t true. There is such thing as too much information, especially on a resume. Employers are scanning tons of resumes in a little amount of time! Make sure the important stuff stands out. Check out 5 things that you don’t always need to include on your resume below. (more…)
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Should I Quit My Job Without Giving Notice?

Should I Quit My Job Without Giving Notice?

How to Survive the '9-5'
Deciding to quit your job is a huge decision. It's not something to consider lightly since it will have a huge effect on your life. Quitting your job while having another lined up is one thing, but leaving without a plan is another thing entirely. If you are fed up with your current job, it may be tempting to quit without notice. In today's blog, we'll evaluate when to quit without notice, and the effects it can have. (more…)
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Secrets to a Stellar Performance Review

Secrets to a Stellar Performance Review

How to Survive the '9-5'
Performance reviews are one of the biggest opportunities you will have in almost every job. It offers you a chance to sit one on one with your boss, and discuss expectations, goals, successes, and areas for improvement. If you go in prepared, you can demonstrate your value as an employee, and potentially even negotiate a raise. However, a great performance review isn't something just fall into. You have to prepare well ahead of time. In today's blog, we'll break down how you can set yourself up for performance review success. (more…)
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3 Points Your Cover Letter Should Make

3 Points Your Cover Letter Should Make

Resumes & Cover Letters
Writing a cover letter can be overwhelming, because you are trying to accomplish so much with so few words. Trying to think of everything you want to say and trimming it down to fit into a short note can be challenging. So in today's blog, we'll explain three core points that every cover letter should make. No matter the industry or field, these points are the foundation of a strong cover letter. (more…)
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Breaking Down Employment Types

Breaking Down Employment Types

General Job Search Advice
If you're currently looking for a new position, you're probably looking at many job descriptions each day. All of the different terminology can get confusing. If you're not sure what the difference is between contract to hire and direct hire is, we're here to help! We'll break down all the different ways a job can be classified, and what they mean. In addition, we'll discuss the different payment structures and work hours as well. (more…)
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How to Explain the Employment Gap

How to Explain the Employment Gap

Acing the Interview
Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It's something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn't great to have on your resume, it's certainly not a deal-breaker. It's just important that you approach it correctly, and we'll explain the best way below. (more…)
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The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
When a company is looking to hire someone, the first order of business is writing a job description. This usually includes a breakdown of responsibilities, in addition to some qualifications such as education and experience. However, sometimes there are skills and qualifications that aren't listed on the job description, but are equally important. Understanding your job and the larger scope of the company is one of those skills. Realizing the stakes of the business and the importance of your role is an important skill for any employee. Below we'll break down why it's valuable to get the 'big picture', and what exactly it is. (more…)
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Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

Why You Need a Career Growth Strategy

How to Survive the '9-5'
Most professionals begin their career with lofty goals. They imagine C-suite and director positions, or being the best in their field. However, it can be hard to get from point A to point B. Starting in an entry level job is a good way to move up. And although it is a good way to start, you should only stay there while you're growing. You may blink and come to the realization that is's been a whole year and you're doing the same tasks for the same pay. This is why it's important to have a career growth strategy. (more…)
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Why You Need a Job Search Plan

Why You Need a Job Search Plan

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Once you've actually decided to sit down to start your job search, you may notice something. It's not easy to jump right in. It's very much like writer's block. For many writers, the first paragraph is the most challenging portion. Just like to many job seekers, the first step is the hardest to take. This is why it's incredibly important to have a job search plan. A well thought out plan can make it easier to dive in, and apply to the jobs that you truly want and have a shot at. We'll help you build the beginning of that plan in the paragraphs below.  (more…)
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7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever had to find a job before, you know it can be exhausting. So why not have a recruiter help you along with that search? There are many incorrect perceptions about recruiters among job seekers. A recruiter can actually be a great resource for you during your job search. Today we list some of the best benefits you get from working with a recruiter. (more…)
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