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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.  […]

17 05, 2017

How to Uncover Company Culture

2017-05-17T10:35:22-05:00Categories: 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

2017-05-15T10:56:59-05:00Categories: 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

2017-03-13T10:10:53-05:00Categories: 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 CareerBuilder.com 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

2016-10-13T13:32:56-05:00Categories: 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. […]

1 09, 2016

Industry Spotlight: Customer Service

2016-09-01T13:12:30-05:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Customer Service Industry is incredibly unique. While it exists as a subset within almost all other industries, it is also a vital component of them. No two customer service departments are the same. However, all departments focus on customer satisfaction. In 2016, there are new ways in which employees should expect to drive satisfaction. Today we’ll be discussing customer service trends. […]

20 06, 2016

Social Media & Your Job Search

2016-06-20T12:07:50-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Social media has been around for years now, and is a hugely influential force in all aspects of life. It permeates both our personal and work lives. Almost everyone has some sort of  account. It also plays an especially important role in job searching, which is what we’ll be discussing today. Are you a job seeker looking for some advice on being social media smart? Read on! […]