How to Apply for a Job When You Have No Relevant Experience

How to Apply for a Job When You Have No Relevant Experience

Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
Most people feel that if they don’t have any experience in a position that they’re applying for, they might as well not apply for the job. However, it’s not as black and white as you may think. Depending on the job, a hiring manager may consider someone who doesn’t have the required experience. But how do you apply for a job when you have no relevant experience at all? Check it out below. Jot Down Everything Start with writing down everything you’ve done. Not literally, but... literally. Begin as far back as you can recall regarding any responsibilities, tasks, projects, volunteer work, education, etc that you've had. Include even the small details. (You won’t put all of this into your resume, but it’s a great way to recognize a pattern…
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5 Things You Should Do When Your Job Searching While Employed (And 4 Things You Shouldn’t)

5 Things You Should Do When Your Job Searching While Employed (And 4 Things You Shouldn’t)

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Conducting a job search while you're currently employed is both a smart and tricky move. You want to ensure you have a secure position before leaving your current job, but you also want to be respectful and discreet when doing so. There are some do's and don'ts to applying for jobs while still currently employed, and we've compiled a list of a few helpful tips below! (more…)
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The 7 Types of Interviewees You Don’t Want to Be

The 7 Types of Interviewees You Don’t Want to Be

Acing the Interview
Seeing candidates come and go in recruiting give us a great idea of what to do and what NOT to do in an interview. We’ve noticed that most of the "not so great" interviews have a similar pattern to them. We’ve narrowed it down to the 7 types of interviewees candidates can become during interviews. Read more to find out what they are, and make sure you don't accidentally become one of them! (more…)
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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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Why Skills Matter on Your Resume

Why Skills Matter on Your Resume

Acing the Interview
  When it comes to your resume, education is an important component. But we are finding out it’s not the only component that matters. Your “skills” may hold more significance than you realize. Skills show experience, knowledge and proficiency.  Ironically the skills section is often the first section people put the least effort into when compiling their resume. To ensure you’re highlighting what type of employee you can be, here are a few tips to help you! (more…)
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3 Ways Job-Hopping Negatively Affects Your Career

3 Ways Job-Hopping Negatively Affects Your Career

Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Job-hopping has become a common career trend with the decrease in the unemployment rate. Individuals have more opportunities at their fingertips to leap to. From the looks of it, going from job to job can seem like a good thing. You’re adding more experiences to your resume, reaching for a challenge, and possibly growing your salary base. But, job-hopping isn’t as great as it looks. There are some major downsides that can affect your career. Find out what those are by reading below! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Making a Career Transition

Link Roundup: Making a Career Transition

How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
A career change is a big decision, one that should certainly be well thought out. Knowing what you want in your future position or industry is important before jumping to transition without thought. There are questions you should be asking yourself and steps you should be taking. Check them out in our round of advice in this week’s link roundup below! (more…)
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What to Do After Being Fired

What to Do After Being Fired

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Getting fired is a very unfortunate situation, but it happens. Sometimes it’s our fault, but other times it’s out of our control. Regardless of the circumstance, you may be wondering what happens next. Do you immediately head back out into the workforce? Do you take some time to reflect on what exactly you’re looking for in your next job? Find out the best steps to overcoming a firing by reading on! (more…)
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