Link Roundup: The Future of Work

Link Roundup: The Future of Work

Link Roundups
This week we are talking all about the future of work. We have gathered links that examine how technology will shape the job market of the future. Also, we've included articles that should help the future of your work, and maybe finding a new job! Whether you're interested in hearing about how the workforce world is changing, or just finding out the best ways to find a new job, read on below! 5 Technology Trends That Will Make or Break Many Careers In 2018 There are certain trends that have far reaching effects across different aspects of our lives. Of course, these trends also affect how we work, and how careers may change in the future. This article does a great job of rounding up 5 of the biggest forces…
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How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
If you get nervous before going into a job interview, don't worry- you're not alone. It's easy to think that this job interview and the opportunity it represents is the be all and end all of your career. That mindset will just lead into more worrying, and won't help your performance at all. In today's blog, we'll give some tips on how you can calm your nerves, and go into your next job interview cool and confident. (more…)
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7 Things You Should Do the Night Before a Job Interview

7 Things You Should Do the Night Before a Job Interview

Acing the Interview
It's impossible to not be excited when you finally land an interview. However, it can be hard to differentiate the excitement from the stress and nervousness. Being nervous for the opportunity can sometimes cause you to forget things, or to not be prepared the morning of. With that in mind we've put together this handy list of tasks you can do the night before to prepare. Follow these steps and you'll have much less to worry about the morning of your job interview! (more…)
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Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

General Job Search Advice
Today we live in a very numbers driven world. Managers are worried about the bottom line and turning a profit. Wall Street motivates many statisticians to try and figure out what the next big break will be. Also, if you're conducting a job search, numbers play a big part in it, as you look for the right salary. Wherever you go, numbers drive the world. With that in mind, it would seem odd not to include any numbers on your resume, right? Having statistics on a resume act as proof that you accomplished something. If you're wondering why your resume needs numbers, read on! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Evidence of a Strong Job Market

Link Roundup: Evidence of a Strong Job Market

Link Roundups
Recent reports are showing that November was another great month for job growth, and unemployment is currently at an all time low. With so few candidates looking for jobs, many employers are struggling to find the right candidates for their open positions. While the market may favor candidates, you should still be vigilant about marketing yourself in the best way possible. This week's links describe the current state of the job market, and also hold some advice for prospective job seekers and career professionals. (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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Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
When you are looking for a job, there are many factors you should consider before making a decision. Location, compensation, responsibilities, and more all play a role in that decision. Recently however, company culture has been given more consideration. It ultimately determines if you will actually fit in and be comfortable doing your job. Company culture is a big component of every workplace, and should be factored into your job search. Unfortunately it's not as easy to discuss or bring up in a job interview. In today's blog we'll provide one question that will tell you a lot about the company culture. (more…)
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How Many Copies of My Resume Should I Bring to a Job Interview?

How Many Copies of My Resume Should I Bring to a Job Interview?

Acing the Interview, Resumes & Cover Letters
It goes without saying that if you're going to a job interview, you should bring a few copies of your resume. This raises the question though, how many? You don't want to seem wasteful and bring too many. You also don't want to have too few if a hiring manager needs a copy. Figuring out the right number of copies isn't quite as important as doing research on the company. However, not having enough copies to hand out in a job interview can lose you some points. Today we'll outline how you can gauge what the magic number of copies will be. (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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