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20 07, 2021

Creative Resumes: Are They Ok to Use?

2021-07-20T12:00:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!). When to Use a Creative Resume The easiest way to know if you should have [...]

15 07, 2021

The Essential Job Interview Checklist

2021-07-15T08:44:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|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 the [...]

1 06, 2021

Common Job-Hunting Mistakes 

2021-06-30T13:25:06-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Motivation, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s no question about it. job hunting can be a long, tedious and frustrating process. There’s a good chance that you’ll face some bumps in the road along the way. However, knowing the most common mistakes that job-seekers tend to make, can save you a lot of valuable time-and stress. Regardless of whether you’re looking for your first job, stuck in a job you hate, have recently become unemployed, or are looking for a career change, everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, even the smallest error could make or break your chances of landing a job so beware of these common mistakes.   [...]

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. […]

29 04, 2021

Writing a Letter of Interest 

2021-04-29T08:44:54-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been eyeing a particular company for quite some time with great interest and would give just about anything to work there. But, they have no positions open for application. Where do you go from here?  Sure, you could wait until they do have a job opening, and apply with one hundred other people. Or, you can be proactive and reach out to the company on your own with a letter of interest.   […]

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 [...]

25 03, 2021

Marketing Strategies to Help Any Business   

2021-03-25T08:44:19-04:00Categories: General News, Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Starting a business isn’t easy, and neither is growing it. From finding a target market to figuring out how to reach them and what grabs their attention, a lot goes into successfully marketing a company.   To add to that, there are so many different strategies that can be used and most people want to pull their hair out trying to figure out which will work best. The matter of the fact is this: Whatever got your business to this point, most likely won’t get it to the next point. To successfully market your business, you need to utilize an array [...]

23 02, 2021

Organizing your Job Search 

2021-02-23T08:47:27-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pursuing a job hunt can be a long, tedious process. In today’s job market, many applicants who search for jobs submit their resumes to a handful of companies at a time. This can become confusing or hard to keep track of but staying organized throughout the process Is sure to make things go smoother.   Organizing your job search can help prevent you from missing a deadline to submit application materials, confusing interview times, forgetting to follow-up, or missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime!  Managing the job search is equally as important as locating and applying to opportunities so [...]

4 02, 2021

How to Leave a Job Professionally

2021-02-04T10:24:20-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, General News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many people make the choice to leave their current job on a daily basis. This isn’t something that should be frowned upon, as long as it is done in a professional manner. Poor work-life balance, a need for more money, lack of opportunity for growth, and overall better offers are all valid reasons to leave a job. Whether you’re feeling guilty about leaving or simply despise your job, you still need to pull it together and give notice in a professional and respectable way. It’s never a good idea to burn bridges with former bosses or colleagues, especially when staying [...]

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! […]

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