Get Found On LinkedIn. 9 Ways to Improve Your Profile.

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When applying for jobs, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your LinkedIn profile up to date. Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers WILL be looking at it, and having an outdated or incomplete profile will leave a bad impression.

We came across a situation where a candidates LinkedIn profile picture resulted in a lost job opportunity. One of our clients called and left a message, sounding quite alarmed, telling us to look ...

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How to Target a Job in a Specific Company

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In addition to seeking out a specific type of job role, sometimes there’s even a specific company you might be targeting. You’ve heard from others about the fun work environment, great management, advancement and growth opportunities, benefits or maybe they make a product that you’re passionate about. The challenge is how do you get them to notice you and give you an opportunity? Or what if they don’t have any matching positions open, but you know you’d ...

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12 Signs That Your Job Interview Went Well

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It’s difficult to know exactly how a job interview went, and how you compare to other interviewees in the eyes of the interviewer. But there are a few signs to look out for to give you an idea if the interview went your way. Even if you had a great interview and feel like you knocked it out of the park, make sure to follow-up with the employer after the interview.

 

  1. Interview went longer than planned

    Hiring managers ...

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Our 18 Favorite Resume & Job Search Tips for 2018

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With 2017 in the rear view mirror, we decided to put together a list of our 18 favorite resume and job search tips to help you with your job search in the new year. These are some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen on resumes and job applications in the past year:

 

  1. Update your resume:

    Don’t just write a resume and then forget about it, realize it is a work-in-progress and deserves attention. It is critical to

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5 Holiday Job Search Tips

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Contrary to popular belief, the end of the year can be a great time to apply for jobs. Many job seekers have the incorrect impression that employers aren’t hiring during the end of year holidays, and hold off on their job seeking activities until January. This makes January a much busier month, resulting in more resumes and competition for open positions. Here are 5 tips for how to find job opportunities during the holiday season.

  1. Networking

    With all the ...

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5 Things Employers Look at When Choosing a Candidate

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Before you find yourself in a situation where you will receive a job offer from an employer, there are many things that have to fall into place. You’d be surprised how many applicants stumble right out of the gate and immediately end up on the no pile, or, the delete folder without any further consideration. Here are 5 things that recruiters and hiring manager will be looking for when deciding whether to move your application to the ...

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We Asked Our Clients: What Are Your Top Recruiting Challenges for 2018?

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Author: Mike Trewhella, Owner, iMPact Business Group

As we’re approaching the end of the year, we decided to survey our clients to find out if they are looking to hire in the next few months, and what kind of hiring and recruiting challenges they are facing going into 2018. Although there were a few varying answers, they all fit into one of these 4 general areas:

Finding the right candidate for a niche position / industry

The good thing and ...

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Things NOT to Say on a Job Application

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We receive hundreds of resumes every week. On some of the applications we ask individuals to let us know why they would be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. A response to a question like this is the first impression a job seeker will have with a potential employer, and can be the difference between getting your resume looked at, or getting immediately discarded. So, let’s take a look at a few actual examples ...

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Top 8 In-Demand Technology Jobs in 2018

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With companies scrambling to secure talent for their IT departments, there are a few jobs that are especially going to be in demand in 2018. According to CIO, these are IT jobs that are going to be in demand next year. Find out below what the average nationwide salary is for each one, what kind of skills are needed and the typical job tasks are.

 

Web Developer

Average salary (nationwide): $66,130

Common Tasks:
  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web ...
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Resume Tips for Overqualified Candidates

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When applying for jobs, most candidates try to lift their skills, experience and education to convey to a potential employer that they are qualified for the position. But some candidates are in the opposite position, where they have a work history and or education that goes well beyond what a job description calls for. It may seem counter-intuitive that having too much experience would be prohibitive when applying for a job, but there are a few different ...

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