11 01, 2019

Learn How Companies are Utilizing Social Media With Their Hiring Process

2019-01-11T12:01:24-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Social media is not just used for recreational purposes anymore. Employers are using social media to assist with filling job positions! As a candidate looking for a job, this is extremely beneficial to you! Check out how employers are using social media with their hiring process and how you can improve your platforms to land you a job, below! […]

22 01, 2018

Do I Need A Social Media Presence to Get Hired?

2019-12-31T08:25:03-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

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 job search. […]

8 11, 2017

Here’s Why You Should Google Yourself Before Starting Your Job Search

2017-11-08T16:01:46-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Getting ready to conduct a new job search? There’s another type of search you may want to do first! Google is the most powerful search engine in the world, so it’s no surprise how powerful it is. Companies are rethinking how they evaluate candidates, and are now utilizing social media in addition to more traditional background checks. Furthermore, hiring managers are discovering just how much a quick Google search can uncover. It’s important for you to do that search first, and find out what information about you is available online.  […]

27 09, 2017

Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

2017-09-27T11:34:59-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

When you initially constructed your resume, you probably came across a few templates that include a section for your photo. This may have led you to wonder yourself if your resume should include your head-shot. While this is common practice in Europe, you’re likely better off not including a picture on  your resume. We’ll break down a few of the key reasons for not doing so below. […]

25 08, 2017

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

2017-08-25T10:08:13-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! […]

17 05, 2017

How to Uncover Company Culture

2017-05-17T10:35:22-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you decide to look for a new job, you’re hoping for a few things. You hope the salary is in the range you want, and the work is rewarding. You also hope that your coworkers are easy to work with. Lastly, you hope the culture at the company is a good fit for you. The first three is are usually easy to find out. During the hiring process you will find out the pay, and likely meet some potential coworkers. Also, when you read the job description, it gives a pretty good idea of what your day will look like. [...]

15 05, 2017

Appropriate Behavior on LinkedIn

2017-05-15T10:56:59-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful networking tool. However, since it falls under the category of ‘social network’, many people group it in with Facebook and Twitter. If you’re going to be using LinkedIn, you shouldn’t buy into that way of thinking. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all personal networking sites, whereas LinkedIn is a professional networking tool. It’s a great way to build your professional network, and represent your career experience and accomplishments. Since this social network is inherently different than most social networks, there are different expectations for behavior. Today we’ll be explaining the appropriate way to act, what makes the [...]

13 03, 2017

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

2017-03-13T10:10:53-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

If you’ve ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a ‘culture fit’ as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having [...]

13 01, 2017

Link Roundup 1/13/17: LinkedIn Advice Galore

2017-01-13T11:18:27-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This week’s group of links focuses heavily on social media- LinkedIn specifically. No matter where you are in your career, we have advice to help you utilize the professional networking site. In addition, we also have advice on upgrading your resume, and ensuring your job security. Read on to check out the links! […]

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