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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Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundup: Looking Forward to Your Career in 2018

Link Roundups
2017 is coming to a close, and 2018 is nearly upon us. It's a great time to do some self reflecting, and work on self development. With that in mind, we've gathered the best links we could find this week to prepare you for 2018. Whether it's your career, your job search, or your work life balance, we can help you get it in line for the new year. Read on below for the links! (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: 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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Here’s Why You Should Take Notes at Work

Here’s Why You Should Take Notes at Work

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
We've previously discussed why candidates should always be prepared to take notes during a job interview. Doing so will enable them to remember all the small details about each position. This information will be incredibly valuable when it comes time to accept a job offer. Did you also know that you should keep taking notes even after you start a job? Today we'll be discussing how simply taking notes can help you get a raise, and even find a great job should you leave your current company. Wondering how that all works? Read on to find out! (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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What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

What Is An Applicant Tracking System? (And How It Affects Your Resume)

General Job Search Advice
Have you ever been discussing your job search and heard the term 'applicant tracking system' or 'ATS' thrown around? Applicant tracking systems are relatively new to the job market, and many candidates still aren't familiar with what they actually are. While the purpose seems to be fairly straightforward from the name, a typical applicant tracking system does more than just track applicants. We'll explain what an ATS is, why a hiring manager would use one, and what that means to you. (more…)
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Should I Have My LinkedIn Profile On My Resume?

Should I Have My LinkedIn Profile On My Resume?

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
When LinkedIn launched back in 2003, nobody knew what it was. It took some time for it to become the 500 million user powerhouse it is today. It has become such a powerful resource, most professionals consider it integral to their job search. Having an up to date profile on LinkedIn is practically a requirement for a successful job search. This has probably led you to consider, should I include my LinkedIn profile on my resume? Today, we're here to answer that question for you.  (more…)
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