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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Long Job Search

As you’re most certainly aware, job hunting can be a long and discouraging process that has the potential to stretch on for several months. After applying to hundreds of jobs and sending out dozens of resumes, it’s easy to want to convince yourself that your job search is a lost cause. Of course, that’s not […]

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Resume 101: Objective Statements vs Branding Statements

If it has been a while since your last job search, you might be surprised to learn that an objective statement is no longer an essential part of the standard resume. A stable of the past, objective statements are now considered to be bulky space-fillers that keep hiring managers from quickly reading the important sections […]

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Navigating Phone Interviews

It’s likely that before you get the opportunity to meet an employer face-to-face, you’ll have to pass round one of the interview process: the dreaded phone screen. It has become common practice for hiring managers to screen candidates via phone before an in-person meeting. This is often done to narrow down a large applicant pool […]

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How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume

Trying to explain a gap in employment history can be a source of anxiety for job seekers. Many aren’t quite sure how to convince hiring managers that despite time gaps between positions, they are still qualified candidates. The good news is that this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker. What matters most is actually how you […]

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5 Lessons You Can Learn From A Bad Interview

Not every interview goes exactly as planned. Ask anyone and they’ll likely have a story about how they went on an interview that totally flopped. Similar to any other skill, job interviews have a learning curve. The first few might be far from perfect, but the more practice you have under your belt the more […]

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June Jobs Report: Here’s What You Need To Know

June’s Employment Situation Summary released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more jobs were added in June than originally expected. In fact, the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June as opposed to the anticipated 175,000. Interestingly, the US unemployment rate remained roughly the same at 4.4% (as compared to […]

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References: They Can Make Or Break You

While candidates are busy pouring over their resumes to make sure everything is perfect down to the punctuation, there seems to be one part of the job seeking process that people snooze on. Be honest: how much time did you actually spend compiling your reference list? If you had to pause and think, then it’s […]

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Interviewees: What Questions To Ask Your Potential Employer

Your interview is going really well –you’re nailing the questions they throw at you, your qualifications align with the position, and the company seems like a good fit. The end of the interview then approaches and they ask, “Do you have any questions?” This is where people tend to stumble. Even if you rocked that interview, […]

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7 Tips On How To Clean Up Your Social Media [Infographic]

Job seekers, there’s a pretty good chance your potential employers will take a glance at your social media accounts before considering you for a position. In fact, more than 60 percent of hiring managers have admitted to screening candidates online. We wrote an entire blog about that, which you can read here: Is Your Online Presence Hurting […]

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Is Your Online Presence Hurting Your Chances of Finding a Job?

It’s 2017, and time to embrace the fact that we live in a digital world. Chances are, you have at least one social media profile (or five), which you visit on a semi-frequent basis.  After all, Facebook has nearly 2 BILLION monthly users so it won’t come as a surprise to potential employers that you’re […]

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