Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

General Job Search Advice
In the digital age, it's incredibly common for people to share their lives online, their activities, their work, and even their meals! It's also not uncommon for someone to have profiles across multiple networks. Some people have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! However, you may begin to question if this public presence hurts or helps a job search. We'll break down the common philosophies on whether the lack of a social media presence hurts your jobs search.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Smarten Up Your Job Search

Link Roundup: Smarten Up Your Job Search

Link Roundups
Conducting a job search is certainly no small task. There is a lot to keep track of, and it can be tough to keep everything straight. With that said, there are always ways you can conduct a smarter, more efficient job search. Today's Link Roundup is dedicated to sharing some of those tips with you, so you can job search better, and find the right job sooner. If that sounds like something that you want to read about, check out the links below! (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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10 Topics That Are Illegal to Ask About in a Job Interview

10 Topics That Are Illegal to Ask About in a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
If there is a question that is oddly personal in your next job interview, it may actually be illegal. There are a number of topics that are off limits for employers to ask about during an interview. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects employees from being discriminated against based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Those topics and a few more are all illegal to ask about during a job interview. We'll describe each topic, and provide you with a few example questions.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

Link Roundup: Preparing For a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
After being on the job market for a while, finally landing an interview can be an amazing feeling. However, if you don't take the right steps to prepare, it could fall through. With today's job market, you have to do more than just ponder how you will answer questions. In this Link Roundup, we've gathered the best advice from this week about how you can prepare to ace the job interview. Furthermore we've also included a few updates on the state of the job market, and some other career advice. Check out the links below. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

General Job Search Advice
Technology, philosophy, and how we communicate has changed the workplace greatly in just the past few years, and it continues to evolve. How we work, how we find work, and how we hire have changed vastly. This week, we've focused our link roundup on new philosophies, discussions, and predictions about the way the job market functions. Below we start by how we job search, followed by how we hire, and conclude with some links about how we work. Instead of providing straight job advice this week, we hope these links give you a better understanding of the constantly changing workforce. What No One Tells You About Your Job Hunt When we begin our job searches, we internalize all of the work and focus on ourselves. This is great when you're…
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Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundup 7/14/17: Knowing When to Leave Your Job

Link Roundups
It's easy to ponder how great other job opportunities are. However, the 'grass is always greener' mentality applies to jobs as well. It can be hard to tell if finding a new job is a worthwhile pursuit. To better inform such a big decision, we've gathered some resources and articles below. This week's links also have some great advice on networking, and include some interesting data from a recent LinkedIn study. If any of that sounds beneficial to you, check out the links below! (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

Link Roundups
As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it's not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It's a crucial part of a modern job search, and it's important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundups
The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It's both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information online to help! We've curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that's you, read on! (more…)
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