How to Give Your Resume a Spring Cleaning

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It’s that time of year again! That warmer weather we’ve all been waiting for is enough to inspire you to clean out your closet, your desk drawers and maybe even your inbox. Your resume could use the same kind of cleaning. Even if you’re not planning on looking for a new job this year, you… Read more »

5 Tips to Ensure Your Resume Catches an Eye

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A resume is probably the most important document of your professional life. It’s the first piece of information that hiring managers have about you when you apply for a job. And since most companies have online application processes, it’s easier than ever to send in your resume and apply for a job. Which means you… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Your Job Search so You Love Your Career

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Job searching is hard work. You have to find the right job – the best fit for your personality, skill set and career ambitions. Jumping from job to job isn’t good form and makes you seem incompetent and noncommittal to future employers. You want to make sure the job you commit to is the right… Read more »

How to Share Interesting Facts About Yourself in an Interview

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It comes up in some shape or form during every single job interview. “Tell us about yourself.” It’s so vague! And it really puts you on the spot. As regimented and formulaic as job searches are—the formatting of your cover letter, the length of your resume, the number of references you need to have, what… Read more »

Is it Time for a Career Change?

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You come into work every day, slog through your day, and leave as soon as possible at the end of the day. Lunchtime is a welcome break from the job, as are overly extended bathroom breaks. If any of this sounds familiar, coupled with half-hearted searches on LinkedIn or other sites for “new opportunities”, you… Read more »

The Best Career Search Apps for Your Search

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You’re trying to find your next job and have done the legwork, most of which included spending hours looking at job websites and social media postings, trying to find the ones that fit your background best. It’s annoying, necessary grunt work – or is it? Certain career search apps make finding a job more streamlined… Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? How (and When) to Ask for Constructive Feedback

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You went through the interview, you felt great about how you answered most of the questions, seemed to have a good rapport with the interviewers…and then you didn’t get the job. Instead of going over every interaction and wondering how you could have done it differently or “better,” it might work best for you if… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Network

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If you feel unsure about using LinkedIn to connect with others in your field to find your next job, just look at the numbers. As of January 1, 2018, LinkedIn had 500 million users, with 133 million in the United States alone. Of those that use it, 40 percent do so daily, and 44 percent… Read more »

What to Do If Your References Won’t Get Back to You

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It’s a job hunter’s nightmare: You have your resume all set to go, your cover letter prepped and proofed … and you can’t get a hold of your potential references. What steps can you take next? Make sure you’ve done your due diligence. If all you’ve done is email, you may want to call and… Read more »

Make Your Resume Stand Out

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It’s time to find a job — perhaps your position for the next six months, the next six years or maybe even longer. No matter what, you must get the job first, and one major part of that is still the résumé. Remember, this document helps answer the questions, “Why should we hire you? What… Read more »