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 »

How Can I Find a Top Job in CA?

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You’ve been trying to find a job forever, and in California, it’s certainly not easy. You’ve put your resume out on every job site, tried all your contacts, and only got a few nibbles. Maybe it’s time for a new strategy, one that doesn’t involve you doing all this work by yourself. Find a recruiter…. Read more »

How to Stand Out as a Reserved Candidate

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Even if you’ve worked hard and done well enough to be considered a top candidate, you must remember there are still others you have to compete against who may have those same qualifications; nothing is a done deal until someone shakes your hand and says, “Congratulations.” So, what can you do to stand out above… Read more »

Podcasts to Boost Your Career

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Have you ever listened to podcasts that interest you? It seems everyone has one and you can find one to match almost any interest, from cooking to parenting to politics. That range expands to careers as well, and some of these inspiring podcasts may help you improve your career in the process. You don’t have… Read more »

Do You Give Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

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During Mike’s last interview, he was asked to tell the interviewer something about his accomplishments, skills or qualifications. He panicked slightly, trying to find the balance between touting what he had done and bragging, and he ended up playing down some of his biggest strengths. When he didn’t get the position, he wondered if he… Read more »

Does Attitude Impact Your Job Search?

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You’ve looked for a job for the last few months with little success. Maybe a few nibbles, but it’s gotten harder and harder to keep a positive outlook as multiple resumes and cover letters yield a variety of “thanks, but no thanks.” As a result, the last time you went out for an evening with… Read more »