The Importance of Making a Positive First Impression

The Importance of Making a Positive First Impression

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
In lieu of National Fresh Breath Day, why not talk about making first impressions in the business world! (Pro tip: Always chew a piece of gum or mint before going into a professional situation and make sure you throw out the gum before entering. You do not want to talk to people with bad breath!) Whether you are networking, interviewing, or meeting your co-workers for the first time, first impressions have the strongest impact on your job and career. You never get a second chance to make a first impression so it is extremely important to get it right! In today’s blog, we’ve included tips that will leave you long lasting positive impressions with everyone you meet. (more…)
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundups
With unemployment reaching a rare low, the job market is in a unique place. If you have the right set of skills, it's a great opportunity for you to find a company that will value you. In this week's Link Roundup, we pulled our favorite links that will help you understand the state of the current job market. Also, we've collected some of our favorite articles with job search advice. Check out the links below! Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low, as Job Market Becomes More Competitive In the latest job market news, the unemployment rate has continued to drop. This has tightened the market, and employers are having more trouble than ever finding the right candidates for their open positions. This puts job seekers in a great place…
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3 Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

3 Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
If you want to ace any interview, it's important to go into it with questions prepared. In most cases, it is expected of the candidate. The truly great questions are ones that are specific, and address the needs of the company, or the intricacies of the position. Although we would like to provide some here, doing so would require specific insight into your opportunity. Despite this, there are a few general questions that we can absolutely recommend. Read on to find out what they are. 1. "Is there anything I can clarify about my resume or qualifications?" Unfortunately it doesn't take much for a candidate to get removed from the hiring process. One small mistake, or something that doesn't quite add up is usually enough to kill their chances. Maybe…
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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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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

Link Roundups
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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