Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

General Job Search Advice
In the digital age, it's incredibly common for people to share their lives online, their activities, their work, and even their meals! It's also not uncommon for someone to have profiles across multiple networks. Some people have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! However, you may begin to question if this public presence hurts or helps a job search. We'll break down the common philosophies on whether the lack of a social media presence hurts your jobs search.  (more…)
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Link Roundup: Smarten Up Your Job Search

Link Roundup: Smarten Up Your Job Search

Link Roundups
Conducting a job search is certainly no small task. There is a lot to keep track of, and it can be tough to keep everything straight. With that said, there are always ways you can conduct a smarter, more efficient job search. Today's Link Roundup is dedicated to sharing some of those tips with you, so you can job search better, and find the right job sooner. If that sounds like something that you want to read about, check out the links below! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for the Holidays

Link Roundup: Job Search Advice for the Holidays

General Job Search Advice
The holidays are an odd time of year if you are searching for a new job. Everything seems to slow down, even if you want to keep moving forward to try and find the right opportunity. Although it can still be worthwhile to apply, you may need to change your strategy until 2018 is here and hiring picks up again. In this week's Link Roundup, we've gathered advice that will help you boost your holiday job search, and prepare for a strong 2018. 3 Year-End Networking Moves to Help Your 2018 Job Search As we mentioned in the introduction, you may have to change up some techniques in your job search during the holiday season. This is typically a good time to focus on networking, since there will be so…
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How to Network During the Holidays

How to Network During the Holidays

General Job Search Advice
During the holidays you will likely receive invitations to various parties and functions. You may have a work party here, a family gathering there, or a get-together with a group of friends. If you're looking for a job, you may feel inclined to turn down some of those invitations to focus on your search. However, each of these parties represent an opportunity for you to do some networking! Networking is a great way to make new connections, and potentially find a job! If you have some holiday parties coming up, read on to find out how you can network! (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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Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

Understanding Your LinkedIn Dashboard

General Job Search Advice
LinkedIn is consistently rolling out new features and constantly updating. Many professionals only check their LinkedIn sporadically, so staying up to speed on all the updates can be tough. It's entirely possible LinkedIn looks very different between uses with new features and layouts. The LinkedIn dashboard has been around for some time, but it has continually changed. To find the LinkedIn dashboard, navigate to your own profile, and you will find it beneath your title, headline, and description. Today we'll be looking at the analytics the LinkedIn dashboard provides, and how you improve those numbers. (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: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

Link Roundup: The 2017 Job Market at a Glance

General Job Search Advice
The modern job market looks very different from that of only a few years ago. What people are looking for, and how they're preparing is much different. Social media giants like Facebook and LinkedIn are stepping up their job search capabilities, making it ever important to have updated profiles. In today's blog we'll share articles that cover how to update your digital presence, and what to expect from the job market. This Year in Job Search: A Look at Trends Around the World in 2017 This blog from Indeed utilizes the site's vast amount of data to see what is going on right now in the online job market. Indeed has compiled a list of search terms with the highest growth rate on their site. This is a great way…
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know When Job Searching

Link Roundups
Instead of focusing on one specific topic this week, we've gathered all the links that we believe will lead to a successful job search. Job searching technology and trends continue to evolve, so keeping up with them is crucial. In the links below we highlight some new developments, as well as some tried and true advice. As long as you're a job seeker,  you'll find something of value below. (more…)
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