How to Ask Someone to Be a Reference

How to Ask Someone to Be a Reference

General Job Search Advice
Just like any other favor, asking someone to be a reference can seem daunting. You’re putting yourself out there and there is always the rare chance that the person may turn you down. We can’t predict the person’s response, but the more thought you put into the person you ask, the better the chances of them helping you. Choose people you work/worked closely with and trust. Once you’ve decided on who to ask, it’s important to approach the topic with these helpful tips below! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Making Your Job Search Worthwhile

Link Roundup: Making Your Job Search Worthwhile

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers
The job search can be frustrating when you’re sending out waves of applications, but hearing back from a few to none. The job search is a lengthy task in itself, but following up with companies who don’t follow up with you may be to your advantage. This shows them that you’re passionate and driven when it comes to joining their team and also refreshes their mind when it comes to choosing candidates. Find out more about how you can make your job search worthwhile by checking out the links below! (more…)
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer

General Job Search Advice
Receiving a job offer is incredibly exciting, but it's also not something you should take lightly. By accepting the job you are making a big commitment. There are a lot of things to consider! Most job seekers usually think of the compensation plan first, and focus on things like salary, benefits, and perks. However, in today's blog we'll be focusing on a few questions that may be less obvious, but just as important. (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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Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

General Job Search Advice
References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they've heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn't be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we'll discuss the importance of notifying your references and why you should keep in communication with them. (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

General Job Search Advice
This week we have some great advice on what some consider the scariest part of the hiring process: job interviews. This one on one conversation can dictate whether or not you move on in the process, and it can be quite unnerving! Thankfully we have some links that can help you approach unique situations that may come up. For instance, if you decide to not show for a job interview, there's a few steps you should follow. All that and more can be found in the links below from this week. (more…)
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How to Uncover Company Culture

How to Uncover Company Culture

General Job Search Advice
When you decide to look for a new job, you're hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. Company culture, on the other hand, can be a challenge to discern. In today's blog we'll provide you with some techniques to get a feel for company culture before starting…
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Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

Why You Should Keep a Job Application Spreadsheet

General Job Search Advice
Whether you're currently employed or not, conducting your job search can be challenging. If you're working, finding time to look for new opportunities can be tough. On the other hand, if you're unemployed, you're likely working on multiple opportunities at once. Conducting a full time job search can make it challenging to keep track of it all. If this sounds like you, you should develop a job application spreadsheet. It's a simple solution to frustrating problem, but you'd be surprised how uncommon it is for someone to utilize this method of tracking. So if you want to find a better (and less stressful) way to keep track of your job opportunities, read on! (more…)
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Why You Need a Job Search Plan

Why You Need a Job Search Plan

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Once you've actually decided to sit down to start your job search, you may notice something. It's not easy to jump right in. It's very much like writer's block. For many writers, the first paragraph is the most challenging portion. Just like to many job seekers, the first step is the hardest to take. This is why it's incredibly important to have a job search plan. A well thought out plan can make it easier to dive in, and apply to the jobs that you truly want and have a shot at. We'll help you build the beginning of that plan in the paragraphs below.  (more…)
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7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever had to find a job before, you know it can be exhausting. So why not have a recruiter help you along with that search? There are many incorrect perceptions about recruiters among job seekers. A recruiter can actually be a great resource for you during your job search. Today we list some of the best benefits you get from working with a recruiter. (more…)
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