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.  […]

19 07, 2017

The 5 Best Places to Research a Company Before An Interview

2017-07-19T10:06:33-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A job interview is more than just answering questions. It’s an assessment of who you are as an employee, and how you would fit into the company’s overall structure. Likewise, it’s also a chance for you to assess if the company meets your needs as an employee. To best prepare for an interview, you have to do some research. This has the dual benefit of showcasing how knowledgeable you are, while also informing your decision to take a job offer, should it be put on the table. You may be wondering though, where should I do research? Most people just [...]

23 06, 2017

Link Roundup 6/22/17: Why Job Seekers Can’t Ignore Social Media

2017-06-23T09:38:15-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

As a job seeker, it goes without saying that you should update your resume and cover letter. However, it’s not as obvious that you should update your social media accounts. It’s a crucial part of a modern job search, and it’s important not to leave it out. We have some great links this week with a variety of topics, and some specifically that focus on the importance of social media.  […]

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 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! […]

13 10, 2016

Industry Spotlight: Advertising

2016-10-13T13:32:56-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As people, the way we communicate with each other and interact with the outside world is constantly changing. Communication is made faster and more efficient, and the way we live our lives is changed based on new technology. All of those points are seen as opportunities by advertisers. Another chance to sell you on a product, or remind you of a service you didn’t know you needed until now. As all these other factors evolve, so does advertising, branching out to new platforms and applications as they gain popularity. Today, we’ll discuss advertising trends. […]

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