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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

2018-01-12T10:12:29-05:00Categories: 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 [...]

5 06, 2017

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

2017-06-05T11:15:47-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they’ve heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn’t be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we’ll discuss the importance of notifying your [...]

8 03, 2017

How to Ask for References

2017-03-08T10:51:04-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To many employers, references represent one of the last remaining checks before hiring a candidate. Subsequently, good references are the lifeblood of your candidacy for employment. It makes sense then that you choose them wisely. A reference can make or break your candidacy with an employer, so it’s important that you also approach asking correctly. We’ll outline the best way for you to approach someone and request a reference below.  […]

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