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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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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Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

Link Roundup 8/4/17: Making Yourself A Marketable Candidate

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
When it comes to searching for a job, how you market yourself is incredibly important. This is true across all of your job search 'spaces'- your cover letter, your resume, and your social media profiles (especially LinkedIn!). The way in which you present yourself on all of those places is crucial to your success. This week, we've gathered a few links that can help you accomplish just that. In addition, we've included some general advice and an update on the state of the job market.  (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/30/17: Mastering Career Conversations

Link Roundup 6/30/17: Mastering Career Conversations

Link Roundups
Sitting down with a friend to talk about the latest movie or a great book is easy. The conversation flows from topic to topic, and time flies by. Why is it then, that conversations about our careers can be so difficult? Typically there is a lot on the line, and every second ticks by slowly. It's easy to get stressed out or nervous, but keeping your cool is crucial. This week, we have some links that can help you with those conversation nerves, in addition to other helpful advice. Check out the links below! (more…)
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Link Roundup 5/26/17: The Future of Careers

Link Roundup 5/26/17: The Future of Careers

Link Roundups
Happy Friday! This week we have some great advice on the future of careers. One article compares the online profile and the printed resume, and another looks at careers that are 'future proof'. The job market has never stayed the same, and it is evolving at an incredibly fast pace today. How you find a job today is vastly different from the way it was done only 10 years ago. Understanding how the future of careers will shift could be valuable knowledge for the future, and we're here to help! Check out the links below to begin. What to Do When Entry-Level Positions Need "Two Years of Experience" We start this Link Roundup with a great article for recent graduates, (of which there are many right now) or anyone making…
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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 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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