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: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundups
Instead of focusing on one specific topic this week, we've gathered all the links that we believe will lead to a successful job search. Job searching technology and trends continue to evolve, so keeping up with them is crucial. In the links below we highlight some new developments, as well as some tried and true advice. As long as you're a job seeker,  you'll find something of value below. (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: Investing Time In Your Career

Link Roundup: Investing Time In Your Career

General Job Search Advice
If you're currently unemployed, it's safe to say you're probably working on your career. However, smart professionals don't slack off on their career growth just because they found employment. Consistently working on your career and investing your time in growing it will make you happier, and more successful. With that in mind, we've gathered the best links we could that will help you do just that. Update your social media, put together a career plan, and more with the links below! How to Make a LinkedIn Page That Wows Recruiters, According to the Guy Who Just Overhauled Its Design If you're looking to begin working on your professional development, a good place to start is LinkedIn. Don't have a profile already? Not to worry- the site makes it very easy…
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Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundups
Searching for a new job is certainly no walk in the park. It can be challenging, and it's not uncommon for a few mistakes to be made. Unfortunately, the highly competitive nature of the job market means those mistakes could wind up costing you a job offer. Thankfully, many hiring managers and career specialists are aware of these mistakes, and want to help you avoid them. This week's advice should keep you from making simple mistakes on your resume, in job interviews, and during your job search.  (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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5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

General Job Search Advice
When it comes time to seriously consider a job opportunity, it's easy to get tunnel vision. Many candidates get caught up thinking about, company size, and their responsibilities. These are all important considerations to take into account, but there are others things you should factor in. In today's blog we'll be discussing a few different tactics to evaluate a job offer that you may not have thought of. Check them out 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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Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
'References available upon request' shows up on probably 50% of the resumes we see in our office. The phrase is certainly popular, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right to use. It's easy to fall into the consensus trap and think a practice is right just because it is widespread. We'll look beyond the psychology, and discuss why it may make sense to leave the phrase off of your resume. (more…)
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5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When attending a job interview, there are a few items you absolutely must bring to leave the best impression possible. Although most of the items are straightforward, they can be easily forgotten if you're in a hurry. We recommend making a short checklist to review before you rush out the door! Just remember that all items are equally important, since they all have their own purpose. We'll discuss more details about why to bring them, and how they help you. (more…)
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