Link Roundup: All About Resumes

Link Roundup: All About Resumes

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
Your resume is your first impression before meeting a hiring manager or recruiter face to face. Make it stand out and count! This means no errors, accuracy, and an easy to read template. If you need some help with that, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below for tips on building your resume and more. (more…)
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3 Reasons Why a Thank-You Note Makes a Difference

3 Reasons Why a Thank-You Note Makes a Difference

Behind the Scenes
A thank-you note is a powerful tool for both the job-seeker and currently employed. Sending a thank-you note shows the person receiving it that you appreciated their time. The type of thank-you all depends on the situation. If the recipient is someone you’ve been contacting via email, then email is appropriate. A hand-written thank you is always encouraged if not incredibly time-sensitive. This can be done after an interview, an event that your company hosted/sponsored, or a meeting with a client. Keep reading on to find out why a thank-you note really makes a difference! (more…)
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4 Steps to Accepting a Job Offer

4 Steps to Accepting a Job Offer

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations! After a rigorous job search, rounds of applications, and attending interviews, you’ve been offered a job! You’ve decided to commit and accept the offer, but how should you react? Of course, you want to start the job on the right foot. So look no further for advice, because we’ve got you covered. Check out 4 steps to accepting a job offer below! (more…)
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What to Do After Being Fired

What to Do After Being Fired

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Getting fired is a very unfortunate situation, but it happens. Sometimes it’s our fault, but other times it’s out of our control. Regardless of the circumstance, you may be wondering what happens next. Do you immediately head back out into the workforce? Do you take some time to reflect on what exactly you’re looking for in your next job? Find out the best steps to overcoming a firing by reading on! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing for a Modern Job Search

Link Roundup: Preparing for a Modern Job Search

Link Roundups
Recruiters and hiring manager are constantly adapting new tactics to revolutionize the hiring process. To stay competitive, candidates also need to understand how that process is changing, and what they can do to stay up to date. Today's Link Roundup features plenty of actionable advice you can use in your job search regarding resumes, interviews, networking, and your online presence. Start preparing for your modern job search here! U.S. Job Market Tightening, Inflation Steadily Rising The job market has continued to push along strongly, with fewer and fewer US citizens filing for unemployment. Also, the unemployment rate has reached a 17 year low at 4.1%, signaling what economists consider 'full employment'. Economists are also hopeful that this will also inspire more wage growth, although the pace of wage growth hasn't…
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10 Things That Annoy Recruiters During Job Interviews

10 Things That Annoy Recruiters During Job Interviews

Acing the Interview
When going into a job interview, the last thing you want to do is sabotage yourself. Unfortunately many candidates do just that. Whether they realize it or not, certain things they do annoy the recruiter(s) conducting the interview. It's entirely possible for one small thing to keep you from having a great job interview. In an effort to avoid that from happening, we've compiled a list of recruiter's and interviewer's top pet peeves. (more…)
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How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
If you get nervous before going into a job interview, don't worry- you're not alone. It's easy to think that this job interview and the opportunity it represents is the be all and end all of your career. That mindset will just lead into more worrying, and won't help your performance at all. In today's blog, we'll give some tips on how you can calm your nerves, and go into your next job interview cool and confident. (more…)
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What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever been discussing your job search and heard the term 'applicant tracking system' or 'ATS' thrown around? Applicant tracking systems are relatively new to the job market, and many candidates still aren't familiar with what they actually are. While the purpose seems to be fairly straightforward from the name, a typical applicant tracking system does more than just track applicants. We'll explain what an ATS is, why a hiring manager would use one, and what that means to you. (more…)
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Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At  Your Social Media

Here’s Why Hiring Managers Will Look At Your Social Media

General Job Search Advice
If you're going to job search in today's digital age, you have to make sure you social media is professional. Employers no longer just check into your background, they also research your social media accounts. With this in mind, it's best to take a look at them yourself and determine if they are professional enough. However, you may still be wondering why your social media matters to a hiring manager. In today's blog, we'll explore why, and  what you should do about it.  (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
When it comes to job interviews, there is a wealth of information, articles, and blogs online. The most common discuss things like 'common interview mistakes' and the question 'What is your greatest weakness'. However, there are many aspects and questions that come up in job interviews that don't receive as much discussion despite their importance. This week, we've gathered some articles that cover those topics and questions, in addition to some other valuable advice and news. American Workers Are Optimistic About Getting a Job We start our Link Roundup with some great news- many Americans believe it's not too challenging to find a new job. Based on a new study, only 17% of Americans think jobs are hard to get. This supports the narrative that the US is reaching full…
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