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5 (More) Helpful Holiday Job Search Tips

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Last year we shared 5 tips for job searching during the holiday season. Although things slow down a bit with people being out of the office, companies are still hiring and posting new jobs, so taking a break from your job search during the holidays is a mistake. Here are 5 additional tips to consider when searching for jobs during the holiday season:

 

  1. Reach managers directly
    Although many people, including hiring manages and decision makers are out of ...
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8 Online Resources for Job Seekers

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There’s a plethora of different online resources for job seekers. Here are a few to help you get started with your job search. If you have any other ones you have found useful, please share them in the comments section.

  • LinkedIn
    We’ve written a lot of different blog posts about LinkedIn and this is the most important site for job seekers to participate on. It’s both a place to search for jobs and be found as ...
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6 Tips for Job Searching in a New City

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Searching for a new job can be stressful, and even more so if you’re considering relocating for a job to a new city. Here are 6 tips for how to make your job search more productive if you’re considering taking your career to a new location.

 

Research

Do your homework and get to know the new city you’re thinking of moving to and get an idea if it’s a good fit for your lifestyle and personality. Visit to make ...

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How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Qualifications

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Once you’ve been called in for an interview, the employer has already determined that you have the skills and qualifications to perform the job. At this point they’re trying to get to know each candidate better to narrow the field and determine who will be the best fit for the position and organization. When questions come up about your qualifications, be ready with responses to demonstrate why you will be a good fit.

The interviewer may ask you ...

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How to Apply for a Job When You Don’t Meet All the Qualifications

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One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is shooting off resumes for jobs they are not qualified for. On the other side of the spectrum, another major mistake job seekers make is NOT applying for jobs because they don’t perceive themselves to be qualified enough. There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate that will meet every single criteria set forth in the job description. Most job descriptions are written by hiring managers and HR personnel ...

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Interview with the Owner: What Candidates Should Know

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Mike Trewhella is a 25-year veteran of the specialty staffing industry. He formerly served as a Group President of a $1 billion staffing organization and has been an owner of Impact Business Group from its inception 14 years ago.

 

  1. What makes someone a good candidate for one of iMPact’s job opportunities, and what’s the best way to engage with a recruiter?

    The clients determine the type of candidate that they seek from a technical, personality and communication standpoint. We ...

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Things Not to Do When Working with a Recruiter

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Working with a recruiter during your job search has many benefits. They can help you uncover new job opportunities and get your foot in the door with companies that you may not otherwise have been able to. To get the most our of the relationship with your recruiter, here are a few things you should avoid doing.

 

Not listen to your recruiter’s advice

The role of a recruiter is to help match a job opening with the best possible ...

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7 Creative Ways to Search for Jobs

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There are many convenient ways to search for jobs such as Ziprecruiter, Monster etc. Although the vast majority of jobs can be found on the most popular job boards, the problem is that everyone else is searching them, and applying for the same jobs as well. Here are 7 few ways you can “search outside the box” and find different job opportunities you may not have found otherwise.

 

  1. Twitter
    Many companies, and especially staffing agencies will share their ...
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5 Ways to Prevent Your Online Image from Derailing your Job Search

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The way you present yourself online as well as the way other online sources depict you can quickly derail your job search without you even knowing it. Employers can find all kinds of information about you with a quick google search, and even the slightest bit of information that gives off a negative image of you can cause a recruiter or employer to scrap your application. The way you are represented online is largely in your control, ...

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6 Tips for Advancing Your Career

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Are you looking for ways to advance your career? Whether you’re looking for ways to position yourself for an upward career movement, or an advancement into a new job field or job role, there are a few things you can do to position yourself for the next stage of your career.

1. Plan ahead
Regardless of if you’re looking to make an immediate move, or planning a future career move in the next 6-12 months, sit down and ...

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