6 Tips to Not Waste Your Time in a Job Search

6 Tips to Not Waste Your Time in a Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Job searching can be an enjoyable and experimental time for you. It allows you to dream, get specific and try something new. But we're all busy and we don't want the search to become endless without success. Knowing exactly HOW and WHAT to do when job searching, can keep it fun and speed up the process. Check out these six tips to help your search, be successful! (more…)
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How to Get Around the Experience Barrier

How to Get Around the Experience Barrier

General Job Search Advice
When you're looking for an entry-level job, finding a position within your career field is never easy. It can be tough to find the right opportunity without having a lot of experience. However, there are certain approaches you can take that will increase your likelihood of finding a job. In this blog, we'll break down a few ways you can proactively increase your chances, as well as a few tactics you can use during your search. (more…)
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3 Things You Should Do When Job Searching in 2018

3 Things You Should Do When Job Searching in 2018

General Job Search Advice
To remain competitive in the modern job market, you have to update your tactics over time. New technologies,  unemployment, and many other factors can change how companies hire. If you're not aware of these trends and don't respond to them, you may be drastically decreasing your chances of getting hired. Today we'll break down three things you should do to conduct a successful job search in 2018. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for College Grads

Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for College Grads

Link Roundups
We're nearing the end of May, which means many college graduates will be looking to start their careers.  Getting started in any job search can be tough, especially so when looking for your first job in your field. It's very easy to overlook basic steps in your job search from being so overwhelmed. With that in mind, we've gathered some of the best advice we could find for recent grads looking for a job opportunity. How to Really Read A Job Description Advertisement This is actually a great article for anyone starting a job search. It provides an insightful explanation of the anatomy of a job description, and what you should expect when reading one. Reading this article will help you better understand how job descriptions are made, and look past the fluff.…
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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 Wrong Ways to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’

3 Wrong Ways to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’

Acing the Interview
When you go to a job interview, you can expect to answer questions about yourself and your qualifications. One of the most feared questions is 'What is your greatest weakness?'. It can be a challenging question to answer, and it's easy to slip up and say the wrong thing. Today, we'll be going over 3 of the most common incorrect answers. Of course, we'll also describe how you can correctly answer the question! (more…)
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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Deciding to quit your job is a huge decision. It means throwing away your main source of income, and completely changing your day to day schedule. Both of those are two big changes that shouldn't be understated. Before making a rash decision, you should consider all of your options and their consequences. Asking these questions will help you make an informed decision. Why do I want to leave? Obviously the first step in the entire decision process is finding out why you want to quit. Realizing your motivations for wanting to leave is step one. Is it because you've grown bored with the work and don't feel challenged? Are there certain coworkers you can't tolerate? It could be one of many different reasons, or a combination of more than one.…
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7 Components of a Strong Resume

7 Components of a Strong Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
There is a lot that goes into building a compelling resume. Everyone has a different background, so the way you set up your resume will always be somewhat unique. However, there are certain basic rules that should be followed, and components that should be present. Today, we'll walk you through what those are, and how you can implement them in your resume. 1. Legible Font No matter how amazing your resume is, it won't do any good if recruiters can't read it. When you are deciding which font to select, don't get too crazy. Go back to basics with common fonts that are recognizable and legible. Stick with serif, or sans serif fonts. Common serif fonts include Times New Roman, Georgia, and Garamond. Common sans serif fonts include Arial, Tahoma,…
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