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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 03, 2021

Adding Pronouns to your Resume, Email or LinkedIn Profile

2021-03-16T09:21:10-04:00Categories: General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seeing pronouns on people’s social media profiles and email footers is no surprise. The practice has actually become increasingly popular as a way to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, specifically for transgender and non-binary people. Adding pronouns such as she/her, he/him and, they/them to your profile, resume, or email is not only a great way to show support for members of this community but also makes for a more inclusive space/environment. Inclusiveness is a super important part of any workplace and this is just one, simple way to emphasize it. […]

16 02, 2021

4 of the Best Resume Builders 

2021-02-16T10:31:59-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, General News, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Creating a strong resume from the ground up can be a difficult task. Since a resume is the employers’ first impression of a candidate, it’s important to make it stand out. Even the most qualified candidates still need to show off their skills and experience with a stellar resume. Not sure how to start crafting the perfect one? Resume builders can help!    There are all different types of resume builders meant to take the stress out of the process. Some focus more on the design and customization of templates while others are less customizable but convey the information in both [...]

2 02, 2021

Dress to Impress: Interviews 

2021-02-02T09:10:28-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s no surprise that first impressions are impacted by looks. For this reason, it’s extremely important to dress your best when interview time rolls around. For some, finding that perfect interview outfit is tricky. Others may not even know where to begin when getting dressed for an interview! Either way, don’t stress…We’re here to help!  The first step to finding that perfect interview outfit is to know the environment of the company. Of course, you’re going to wear something nice, but the type of company you’re interviewing with could mean the difference between formal attire such as suits, or business [...]

26 01, 2021

Applicant Tracking Systems: All You Need to Know

2021-01-26T08:35:28-05:00Categories: All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

To be successful in landing interviews, job seekers need to know and understand applicant tracking systems and what they do. A large majority of companies, both big and small, utilize applicant tracking systems to filter resume submissions before an actual person reviews them. This can in turn affect a job seeker’s chance at even receiving a call or landing an interview. However, resumes can be tweaked to improve their chances of making it through an Applicant Tracking System. Keep reading to find out how to beat an ATS! […]

21 01, 2021

Answer “Why Are You Looking for a New Job?”

2021-01-21T11:07:40-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Preparing for a job interview can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is always a good idea to prepare some potential questions and answers beforehand. If you are already employed at a different company, the interviewer will likely ask “Why are you looking for a new job?”.  […]

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