The Anatomy of A Job Description

The Anatomy of A Job Description

General Job Search Advice
In this week's blog we will be breaking down the anatomy of a job description. The better you understand how the average job description is built, the easier it will be to assess if you are qualified and interested in a position. We will also give a few tips and tricks on each of the specific sections of the job description, so look out for that. We hope you come away from this article much more efficient at analyzing any job opportunities! (more…)
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Remember, A Job Description Is A Wish List

Remember, A Job Description Is A Wish List

General Job Search Advice
Job searching can be a very exciting process, but it can also be a trying time. It's easy to feel defeated after sending multiple applications and hearing nothing back from employers. Looking at more job descriptions and seeing qualifications that are out of your depth can further add to the mindset that you don't measure up. However, it's important not to discouraged. At the end of the day, you have to remember that a job description is simply a wish list. We'll talk more about what this means, and how it affects your job search. (more…)
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The Holiday Season Shouldn’t Halt Your Job Search

The Holiday Season Shouldn’t Halt Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
December has a reputation as 'the most wonderful time of the year', but some might argue that it is the craziest. Companies are scrambling to prepare for year end, and employees are running around to finish their holiday shopping. Additionally, many employees also take time off and head to warmer climates. This craziness may lead you to believe that it's a pointless time to apply. While it is a rather busy time of year, it shouldn't keep you from looking for a new job. We'll discuss why you shouldn't halt your search, and the possible benefits of doing so during the holidays. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Advice For Job Seekers and Employees

Link Roundup: Advice For Job Seekers and Employees

General Job Search Advice
December is here, which means the end of the year is close, along with the beginning of a new one. It's a time when some companies decide to make cuts for budgetary reasons, and some job seekers make resolutions to find employment. Whether you're looking for a job or currently have one, our Link Roundup this month has advice for you! A Recruiter Shares the Best Way to Follow Up On a Job Application When you are applying to jobs, the work doesn't end when you submit your resume. While some companies will be proactive and reach out to you, some take more effort. Knowing how to appropriately and professionally follow up is an important skill for any job seeker. This article introduces some great approaches that should leave a…
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5 Resume Mistakes That Will Haunt You

5 Resume Mistakes That Will Haunt You

General Job Search Advice
Since tomorrow is Halloween, we've decided to write a blog about a job seeker's biggest fear- resume mistakes! Your resume is the main tool to find employment, so making a mistake on that document can be costly. There is a lot that can go wrong on a resume. However, this time we've focused on a few mistakes that will certainly haunt you later on in your job search. 1. Typos & Grammatical Errors These are one of the easiest mistakes to avoid, but also one of the most common. While having a typo or two may not seem like a big transgression, they can cause hiring managers to hesitate when considering contacting you. Many will have the mindset that if you allow errors in your resume, that you would also…
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Link Roundup: The Modern Job Market

Link Roundup: The Modern Job Market

General Job Search Advice
The hiring landscape is constantly changing and job seekers have to consistently adapt to stay ahead. This week, we've focused our Link Roundup on all you need to know to get hired in today's workforce. We also have some advice for when you do get hired as well, in addition some more lighthearted links. If you're looking to stay current on workforce trends, this is the place to start! (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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Should I Include References On My Resume?

Should I Include References On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it's a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it  will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn't include them, and a few select times when you should. We'll discuss both in today's blog, so read on below to find out the reasons for both approaches. (more…)
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Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

General Job Search Advice
Years ago, you could walk your resume into a business establishment, and expect to get a call back in a few days. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. A wealth of qualified applicants combined with online job boards have changed the game. Now, simply sending in a resume and applying will no longer get you a job. You have to be determined, smart, and utilize other channels to see true results in a job search.  (more…)
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Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
When it comes time to build a resume, there are a few questions you have to ask yourself. What font will I use? Will I list my experience by chronology or relevance? And of course, should I have a separate skills section? The answer is yes! However, if you'd like a more thorough answer than that, keep on reading to find out why it will help you.  (more…)
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