Posts in "Job Seekers"

My friend was happy and nervous when she told me she was moving on to another job: Excited by the idea of a new opportunity, but nervous about acclimating herself to a new environment. She hadn’t really been looking when they contacted her, but the offer came at the right time. Frustrated with her current […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems and Your Resume

Have you been submitting your resume over and over to jobs for which you’re well-qualified, but have yet to hear a peep? It’s possible you’re running up against a technological brick wall in the form of an applicant tracking system (ATS), also sometimes called a talent management system. [two_third_last] ATS is meant to cut down […]

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Hiring managers often have to wade through hundreds, or even thousands, of resumes when they’re filling a position. Resumes are valuable and necessary for hiring managers—but with so many of them poorly written, badly organized, or simply not what the position calls for, the search for qualified candidates can get frustrating. The good news for […]

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A phone interview may seem less formal than an in-person meeting, but it’s the first step toward landing that job. Prepare for phone interviews like you would for the face-to-face, and you’ll be in a better position to snag an offer. [two_third_last] Lay the Groundwork The interviewer may call, anticipating an immediate conversation. If you’re […]

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Clean Up Your Online Reputation

The Internet has become a wealth of information both important and trivial, collecting our images and words and wrapping them up into a microcosm of our lives online. We document our opinions, our life events, our entertainment, our relationships, even our meals. While friends and family view our comments and photos online and usually take […]

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You’re Hired – So Keep Hunting

This is why your job search doesn’t end with employment. It wasn’t so long ago that a typical career path looked like a gently rising curve. Many people graduated from college, got an entry-level position at a mid-sized or large company, and rose through the ranks to eventually retire from the same company as a […]

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For many job seekers, the interview is the most nerve-wracking part of the hiring process. After all, interviewers are individuals, each looking for different things from candidates. This makes preparing for an interview somewhat unpredictable—because what interests one hiring manager may turn off another. Candidate Connections The good news is that experienced interviewers tend to […]

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Jazz Up Your Resume

It’s hard to sell yourself on a single piece of paper, especially when the largest chunk of copy reads like a dry checklist. The Employment History section of your resume is vital to the hiring process, so focus your efforts on making it as engaging and dynamic as possible. Make every word count The worst […]

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