Posts in "Job Seekers"

The Benefits of Working with a Recruiter

For today’s job seeker, there are many avenues, channels, and approaches available to pursue the job market. With traditional resume submission, online job boards, social networking, referrals, and more, it can be challenging to navigate the job search waters and get yourself from hunting to employed. The modern job search environment makes recruiters more valuable […]

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Plan Your Career Goals

Career planning is not something you should do only when you’re already employed. In fact, a solid career plan can be a powerful tool for any job seeker — it will help you focus your job search and direct your energies toward the best opportunities for achieving the career you want. Whether you’re in the […]

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Looking for a job is typically a long and challenging process, and it’s often an exercise in frustration — especially if you’ve been rejected. Hearing that you didn’t get the job you wanted is stressful at best, and can deal a serious blow to your confidence and hamper your job seeking activities. However, you don’t […]

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Even if you’re excited by the prospect, it can be stressful to start a new job. You want to turn in a great performance, but you’re not quite sure what you can expect, and you probably don’t know many people at your new assignment. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to get off […]

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Do Cover Letters Count?

There’s no denying that the world has changed since the days of printing out and snail mailing cover letters and resumes. So in the age of texting, email, and social media, where computer software scans your resume before the hiring manager does, do you even need to worry about writing cover letters anymore? The answer […]

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No one can predict exactly what questions will be asked during any given job interview. However, there are some questions that are practically guaranteed to come out, and it’s essential that you’re prepared to answer them. These five questions are staples for job interviews of all types. With great prepared answers, you’ll exponentially increase your […]

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While your resume can get you in the door of a company, the interview decides whether you’re hired for the job you want. The key to a winning interview is to make a memorable (and of course, favorable) impression on the hiring manager — and that process actually starts before the interview itself. Here’s how […]

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Looking for a job is often a challenging process. Unlike most other endeavors, it’s difficult to tell whether you’re making any headway — have you researched enough positions? Sent out enough resumes? Made enough phone calls? And what about growing your network, touching base with recruiters, and following up after interviews? The whole process can […]

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No one loves the act of spring cleaning, but everyone enjoys the results. Spring is the time to pull back the curtains, open the windows, and blow the dust off everything—including your resume. Whether you’re currently on the job search path, entering the job market for the first time, considering a career change, or content […]

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As anyone who’s ever looked for a job knows, it’s not always an easy process. Some candidates make the whole thing harder by sabotaging themselves—often without realizing it. Are you one of them? Here are six ways you might be undermining your job search efforts, and how you can turn things around to get from […]

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