Searching for a New Job? Follow These 5 Social Media Rules

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In a competitive job market, hiring managers are looking for any reason to weed through all the applications and toss out the less appealing ones. They’re looking for typos, grammar mistakes, resume inaccuracies, and more than ever, they’re checking social media. All it takes is a quick search on social media and even with the… Read more »

How to Prepare for Salary Negotiations

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Salary negotiations can be really stressful. There’s a lot of pressure to try for a big salary leap, but without offending your bosses. You don’t want to walk away feeling like you got cheated out of what you deserve, especially if you’ve really worked hard this year and you have mounting expenses at home. Here’s… Read more »

Fast Track Your Job Search with These 3 Tips

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So you want a job and you want one fast. Which makes sense—it’s no fun to be without an income for too long and no one wants to have an employment gap on their resume. Or maybe you just can’t take your current job anymore. You need to leave and you need to leave as… Read more »

3 Ways to Address Work History Gaps

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You’re crafting your resume and realize you have a gap—a chunk of time when you were unemployed. And you cringe, wondering how you’ll ever get hired with that gap on your resume. And it’s true that a gap in your work history does raise a red flag for some employers. But it’s also pretty common… Read more »

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 »