Posts in "Job Seekers"

Staying Motivated in Your Job Search in 2016

A job search can be both mentally and physically exhausting, especially if you’ve been looking for new opportunities for awhile now. It’s important to keep your spirits up, because the right position will come along — and when it does, it will be well worth the wait. The new year is upon us, so use […]

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Approximately 118 people apply for every open position, and 20 percent are granted interviews, according to Forbes. So, even when you’re invited to interview for a position, you’re probably up against an average of 24 other candidates. With this much competition, you simply must establish a great connection with the hiring manager or you’ll just […]

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How to Utilize LinkedIn for Networking

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has more than 380 members in over 200 countries. If you’re not using this site for all it’s worth, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to reach beyond traditional networking boundaries. Below are five ways to get the most from your presence on the site. Create a comprehensive […]

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Determining Your Market Value

Can you put a dollar value on your skill set? If not, you may be cheating yourself out of the salary you deserve. It’s always important to know your market value, but if you’re looking for a new job, it’s imperative. If you don’t know what you’re worth, you won’t know if a prospective employer […]

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As of July 2, 2015, the average unemployment period of an American worker is 28.1 weeks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you belong to this group, you’re probably feeling a bit discouraged, but it’s important to keep your chin up. Getting a great job is challenging enough when you’re gainfully employed, […]

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Tailoring Your Resume for a Position

Sending out the same generic resume for every position you’re applying for is no longer an acceptable practice. If you want to capture the attention of the hiring manager, you’re going to need to go the extra mile to prove you have what it takes to be considered for the position. Here are some tips […]

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Showcase Soft Skills During an Interview

During a job search, many candidates make the mistake of focusing on the technical requirements of the position. While these abilities are important, it’s just as important to consider the “soft skills” necessary to the job. This skill set often involves personality traits or learned behaviors that can be applied to interpersonal relationships and the […]

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All job seekers know about the importance of having a great resume and cover letter, but how are your references looking? Most employers will ask for professional references, particularly if you’ve had a successful interview, so it’s important to have your references prepared ahead of time. These tips will help ensure that you have the […]

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Etiquette for Job Seekers: Email and Phone

During a job search, proper etiquette can mean the difference between getting hired, and never even being invited for an interview. During a job search, proper etiquette can mean the difference between getting hired, and never even being invited for an interview. Of course, the etiquette rules for job seekers have changed significantly — because […]

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There’s no doubt that today’s job market is highly competitive. For many job seekers, being a qualified candidate is not enough—because there are so many other qualified candidates vying for the same position. If you want to land a great job, it’s essential to truly stand out from the crowd. These tips will help you […]

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