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 Ways Job-Hopping Negatively Affects Your Career

3 Ways Job-Hopping Negatively Affects Your Career

Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Job-hopping has become a common career trend with the decrease in the unemployment rate. Individuals have more opportunities at their fingertips to leap to. From the looks of it, going from job to job can seem like a good thing. You’re adding more experiences to your resume, reaching for a challenge, and possibly growing your salary base. But, job-hopping isn’t as great as it looks. There are some major downsides that can affect your career. Find out what those are by reading below! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Creating Your Personal Brand

Link Roundup: Creating Your Personal Brand

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
Whether you’re seeking a job or already employed, your personal brand should be strong and unique. Creating a personal brand limits the likeliness of being perceived in a way you don’t want to be. To learn a bit more about personal brands, how to create one, and how to reshape the one you currently have, check out this week’s round of helpful advice from some of our favorite sources! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundups
Landing a job interview is a great sign. It means that a recruiter or hiring manager looked at your resume, and thought that you might be a good fit for the role. So your next step should be focusing on knocking the interview out of the park. The last thing you want to do is make a simple mistake, in that interview, and have it take you out of the running. Read on to find out how you can avoid those mistakes and more! 4 Things You Should Never Ask While Being Interviewed One of the most common ways candidates shoot themselves in the foot during job interviews is by asking the wrong questions. A common misstep is constantly asking about salary, benefits, and compensation early on. If the recruiter…
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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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How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

How to Avoid An Awkward Interview

Acing the Interview
It's important to plan ahead for an interview, and cover all the essentials. Do your research, dress appropriately, and come with questions prepared. These steps are mostly common knowledge. However, it is possible that by trying to do right, you do wrong. For example, it's important to maintain eye contact with your interviewer- but you don't want to stare them down. It's very possible to overdo it, so today we'll be talking about the best way to avoid any awkwardness in your next job interview.  (more…)
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Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Interview Q: Why Were You Fired/Let Go?

Acing the Interview
A hard working employee could be laid off for a multitude of reasons. In fact, in 2016, 65,141 workers in total had been let go from their positions by the end of April. It's not uncommon, and can happen due to many different factors. Knowing how to respond when questioned about it in an interview can be the difference between landing or losing  a job opportunity. (more…)
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