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29 07, 2019

How to Include References When Applying for a Job

2019-07-29T12:19:01-04:00Categories: Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Having references when applying for a job can be extremely beneficial in increasing your chances of being considered. They are a way to provide the hiring manager or recruiter with people who can share more information about the type of person or employee you are. However, including references on your resume isn’t always the best idea. But how do you know when to include references, and when to leave them out? […]

5 11, 2018

How to Ask Someone to Be a Reference

2018-11-05T11:19:29-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Just like any other favor, asking someone to be a reference can seem daunting. You’re putting yourself out there and there is always the rare chance that the person may turn you down. We can’t predict the person’s response, but the more thought you put into the person you ask, the better the chances of them helping you. Choose people you work/worked closely with and trust. Once you’ve decided on who to ask, it’s important to approach the topic with these helpful tips below! […]

2 11, 2018

Link Roundup: All About Resumes

2018-11-02T08:56:02-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your resume is your first impression before meeting a hiring manager or recruiter face to face. Make it stand out and count! This means no errors, accuracy, and an easy to read template. If you need some help with that, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below for tips on building your resume and more. […]

8 10, 2018

5 Things You Don’t Need to Include on Your Resume

2018-10-08T08:14:43-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are some things that don’t need to be included on your resume. You may think that the more information you provide, the better your chances of landing an interview, but that isn’t true. There is such thing as too much information, especially on a resume. Employers are scanning tons of resumes in a little amount of time! Make sure the important stuff stands out. Check out 5 things that you don’t always need to include on your resume below. […]

11 06, 2018

Dealing with a Lack of References

2018-06-11T08:12:38-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Providing references can be one of the most difficult tasks during the job application process. This is especially true when you’re fairly new to the job market with limited resources and experiences. Luckily, you are not alone, almost everyone goes through this barrier! Here are a few tips that will help you remain a strong candidate, even with a lack of professional references. […]

20 04, 2018

Link Roundup: The LinkedIn Low-Down & Surprising Statistics

2018-04-20T12:08:29-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For this week’s Link Roundup, we chose to focus on how you can use LinkedIn more effectively, and also highlight some interesting statistical data. Wondering how standing vs. sitting affects your salary? That and more is covered in the links below. Statistics can be particularly telling, especially so when they illustrate how certain factors play out in the workforce. […]

11 04, 2018

The Essential Job Interview Checklist

2018-04-11T10:01:27-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job interviews may be the most nerve wracking experiences we all have to go through in our careers. Knowing that one conversation could significantly affect your career can be rather intimidating. However, if you get too caught up in stressing about the interview itself, it can be easy to overlook certain preparations. There are steps you can take to prepare for a job interview that will help you have more control, and stay calm on the day of the interview. To help you stay organized, we’ve put together a handy checklist you can use before any interview! Below we’ve listed [...]

12 01, 2018

Link Roundup: Smarten Up Your Job Search

2018-01-12T10:12:29-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Conducting a job search is certainly no small task. There is a lot to keep track of, and it can be tough to keep everything straight. With that said, there are always ways you can conduct a smarter, more efficient job search. Today’s Link Roundup is dedicated to sharing some of those tips with you, so you can job search better, and find the right job sooner. If that sounds like something that you want to read about, check out the links below! […]

23 08, 2017

Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

2017-08-23T11:34:11-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

‘References available upon request’ shows up on probably 50% of the resumes we see in our office. The phrase is certainly popular, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right to use. It’s easy to fall into the consensus trap and think a practice is right just because it is widespread. We’ll look beyond the psychology, and discuss why it may make sense to leave the phrase off of your resume. […]

5 07, 2017

Should I Include References On My Resume?

2017-07-05T12:20:17-04:00Categories: Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it’s a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it  will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t include them, and a few select times when you should. We’ll discuss both in today’s blog, so read on below to find out the reasons [...]