Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Getting ready to conduct a new job search? There's another type of search you may want to do first! Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, so it's no surprise how powerful it is. Companies are rethinking how they evaluate candidates, and are now utilizing social media in addition to more traditional background checks. Furthermore, hiring managers are discovering just how much a quick Google search can uncover. It's important for you to do that search first, and find out what information about you is available online.  (more…)
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Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
When you initially constructed your resume, you probably came across a few templates that include a section for your photo. This may have led you to wonder yourself if your resume should include your head-shot. While this is common practice in Europe, you're likely better off not including a picture on  your resume. We'll break down a few of the key reasons for not doing so below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (more…)
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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful networking tool. However, since it falls under the category of 'social network', many people group it in with Facebook and Twitter. If you're going to be using LinkedIn, you shouldn't buy into that way of thinking. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all personal networking sites, whereas LinkedIn is a professional networking tool. It's a great way to build your professional network, and represent your career experience and accomplishments. Since this social network is inherently different than most social networks, there are different expectations for behavior. Today we'll be explaining the appropriate way to act, what makes the site unique. (more…)
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Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
If you've ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a 'culture fit' as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having any accounts on social media can hurt your chances. We'll break down the rest of the findings and how they impact your job search below. If you want to read…
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Industry Spotlight: Advertising

Industry Spotlight: Advertising

How to Survive the '9-5'
As people, the way we communicate with each other and interact with the outside world is constantly changing. Communication is made faster and more efficient, and the way we live our lives is changed based on new technology. All of those points are seen as opportunities by advertisers. Another chance to sell you on a product, or remind you of a service you didn't know you needed until now. As all these other factors evolve, so does advertising, branching out to new platforms and applications as they gain popularity. Today, we'll discuss advertising trends. (more…)
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Industry Spotlight: Customer Service

Industry Spotlight: Customer Service

How to Survive the '9-5'
The Customer Service Industry is incredibly unique. While it exists as a subset within almost all other industries, it is also a vital component of them. No two customer service departments are the same. However, all departments focus on customer satisfaction. In 2016, there are new ways in which employees should expect to drive satisfaction. Today we'll be discussing customer service trends. (more…)
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Social Media & Your Job Search

Social Media & Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Social media has been around for years now, and is a hugely influential force in all aspects of life. It permeates both our personal and work lives. Almost everyone has some sort of  account. It also plays an especially important role in job searching, which is what we'll be discussing today. Are you a job seeker looking for some advice on being social media smart? Read on! (more…)
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