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: Leaving and Landing a Job in a New City

Link Roundup: Leaving and Landing a Job in a New City

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
Leaving a job can be difficult, even more so when it requires moving to a new city. There is a lot to get done and a lot to think about. If you’re thinking about making a big career move, check out this week’s round of helpful links. We’ve included information on knowing when it’s time to leave your current job, how to land a job in a new city, and the best cities to move to right now! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Is a Remote Job Right For You?

Link Roundup: Is a Remote Job Right For You?

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers
Working remotely isn’t for everyone. Remote personalities are typically go-getters, self-starters, independent workers, and self-motivators. They can work with fewer rules and organized hours and still get their tasks done on deadline. If you’re thinking of taking a remote job, check out this week’s link roundup for helpful tips on how to make the transition and if it’s the right fit for you! (more…)
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How to Ask for an Informational Interview

How to Ask for an Informational Interview

General Job Search Advice
Networking events are a great way to make connections and meet more industry professionals. If you are seeking out a specific individual, why not ask them for an informational interview? The informational interview is a great way to network one-on-one. The goal with one of these meetings, shouldn’t be a job offer. This type of interview is purely informational, giving insight into the industry, company, and career. It is an opportunity to ask for advice and any relative questions you may have in your job search. In this blog, we have highlighted some of the right and wrongs when asking someone for an informational interview. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Losing, Leaving, and Looking For a Job

Link Roundup: Losing, Leaving, and Looking For a Job

Link Roundups
This week's Link Roundup is focused on the various stages of work: leaving a job, losing a job, and looking for one. Each situation has it's own unique challenges and hardships. If you currently find yourself in any of those situations, you're sure to find some valuable advice in the articles and blogs below! U.S. Business Spending on Equipment Cooling; Labor Market Strong If you're looking for a comprehensive update on the status of the job market, this is it! Unemployment is at a 48 year all time low, and the economy is also performing well. However, orders for new equipment and machinery are at a low. On the other hand, unemployment is also at a 17 year low, so the market is performing well in most areas. If you'd…
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Secrets to a Stellar Performance Review

Secrets to a Stellar Performance Review

How to Survive the '9-5'
Performance reviews are one of the biggest opportunities you will have in almost every job. It offers you a chance to sit one on one with your boss, and discuss expectations, goals, successes, and areas for improvement. If you go in prepared, you can demonstrate your value as an employee, and potentially even negotiate a raise. However, a great performance review isn't something just fall into. You have to prepare well ahead of time. In today's blog, we'll break down how you can set yourself up for performance review success. (more…)
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