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6 05, 2021

Resume Gaps: Fighting the Battle

2021-05-06T11:35:01-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It’s something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn’t great to have on your resume, it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. It’s just important that you approach it correctly, and we’ll explain the best way below. […]

6 05, 2021

Best Career Advice Blogs (Besides Ours!) 

2021-05-06T11:33:24-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our goal is to provide quality career and job-search advice to all of our readers. However, we know it can be tiresome to read content from the same site over and over again. To ensure you get all the advice you need, we’ve put together a list of our favorite blogs about career advice. No matter who you are, one of these is sure to have the information you need. Furthermore, all we ask is that you don’t forget about us!  […]

6 05, 2021

The Elevator Pitch

2021-05-06T11:28:48-04:00Categories: Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Networking is a staple of every career. Attending events such as job fairs or open houses for different companies serve as a great way to make new connections. However, if you’ve ever been to one of these events, you know that the time allotted to actually make these meaningful connections is very short. To make the most of this, many individuals opt to prepare an elevator pitch. […]

6 05, 2021

Job Hunting for the Recent Grad: 5 Tips 

2021-05-06T08:38:52-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Networking, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Being fresh out of college and getting thrown into the job market can be overwhelming. Between the usual stress of graduation, all of the times you’re asked “do you have a job lined up?”, and the ongoing pandemic (that’s FINALLY starting to simmer down a bit), you may feel stressed and under pressure to find your dream job.   But not to worry, there are ways to expedite your job search and help you get your foot in the door. Being a recent graduate is NOT a death sentence in the job market. In fact, there are an array of reasons [...]

4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

29 04, 2021

Writing a Letter of Interest 

2021-04-29T08:44:54-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been eyeing a particular company for quite some time with great interest and would give just about anything to work there. But, they have no positions open for application. Where do you go from here?  Sure, you could wait until they do have a job opening, and apply with one hundred other people. Or, you can be proactive and reach out to the company on your own with a letter of interest.   […]

20 04, 2021

Work Habits to Ditch ASAP

2021-04-20T08:47:03-04:00Categories: General News, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re wondering how you can become happier, more productive, and an overall better employee at work, eliminating bad habits is the first step. Not only do they hinder your ability to do the best you can, but they also make you more prone to performance problems that can prevent you from moving up and even impact your work-life balance. Check out these poor habits that you need to ditch NOW! […]

6 04, 2021

Spring Clean Your Job Search

2021-04-06T10:05:22-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring has officially sprung. Crazy, I know. After such a long year, it's hard to believe that it's April again. With warmer weather and the blooming of flowers comes more motivation to clean up and get organized. If your one of those many people getting started on spring cleaning, take it one step further and spring clean your job search. Whether you've lost track due to submitting so many applications, put it on hold due to a loss of hope, or simply need to rejuvenate your job search, now is a perfect time. Here are some tips to help get you started [...]

30 03, 2021

Virtual Career Fairs: A Guide

2021-03-30T08:46:43-04:00Categories: Networking, Pandemic, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Career fair is an event in which employers, recruiters, and universities provide information and opportunities to job seekers. Job seekers attend career fairs intending to meet new companies and potential co-workers, speak about upcoming opportunities, fill out resumes and applications and, ask questions regarding their industry. Career fairs have always been a big deal, and can definitely spark some nerves for those who have never attended one or are really trying to get their foot in the door. With all of the change in our world due to COVID-19, A large majority of career fairs are now being held [...]

18 02, 2021

Performance Reviews: Making Them Effective

2021-02-18T08:56:22-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Performance Review can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the work year. This is not only true for employees but managers as well. Performance reviews are a formal assessment of an employee, where his or her job performance is evaluated and documented. These reviews take into consideration an employee’s impact, performance, development, and growth. It is not only useful for employees to gauge their success and career development, but also for management to keep the business running its best. In the past, performance reviews have been conducted yearly. Recently, however, many managers execute performance reviews quarterly. More frequent [...]

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