7 Things to Check Off Your Job Search Check List

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The process of finding a brand new job can be quite time consuming and frustrating. To make sure you don’t miss any important steps in the process, here are 7 things you should make sure are checked off your list to do:

Make sure your resume is up to date

Your resume is your first impression with a hiring manager. Make sure it is up to date, and reflects your job history and experience. Before submitting your resume, make ...

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Advantages of Taking a Temp Position During Your Job Search

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Whether you’re a recent college grad with no job lined up after graduating, or in between jobs, taking on a temp job while searching for a permanent full-time job comes with many benefits.

  1. Find work quickly
    If you’d like to get back to work sooner than later, taking on a temp job is often a much quicker process than finding a permanent position. You’ll still have to write a resume and cover letter. But by working with a ...
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Words and Phrases to Avoid on Your Resume

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When looking at your resume, recruiters and hiring managers are trying to get an idea of what kind of experience you have, what you have accomplished in previous job roles, and if you will be a good fit for the position they are trying to fill. With this in mind, it’s important on your resume to clearly describe your work history and avoid vague words and phrases that do nothing but fill up space on your resume.

According ...

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Does Your Resume Tell a Compelling Story?

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The first person to review your resume, likely a recruiter or HR administrator is going to spend about 6 seconds looking at it before deciding whether to take a closer look at it, or move on to the next one. They have to be able to sell your resume to their hiring manager, and to do so they can tell a compelling story about your resume and why you should be considered for an interview and for ...

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The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

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According to Forbes, the cost of hiring the wrong employee can be as high as 30% of the employee’s first year earnings. Some of the cost factors include hiring costs, compensation, cost of maintaining employee, disruption, severance and cost of mistakes, failures and missed business opportunities. To a small organization, the costs involved with hiring the wrong employee can be a threat to the business. According to CareerBuilder.com 75% of employers have at some point hired a ...

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6 Tips for a Successful Career Change

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Are you stuck in a job you don’t like and ready to make a move into a career that’s better aligned with your interests? Or maybe just looking for a more financially rewarding career path? Here are 6 things to take into consideration to help you with your career change.

Identify Your Transferrable Skills

Research and learn as much as you can about your new industry. Read industry news, job descriptions, attend industry evens to gain a solid understanding ...

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Avoid These Common Job Application Mistakes

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Many people think of the interview as the first step in finding a new job. What many fail to realize is that the application is the first step. Too often people will make simple mistakes during the application process that will stop the chances of moving forward dead in its tracks.

  1. Fail to follow directions
    Be sure to follow all instructions and directions during the application process. If there are questions; answer them, or write in N/A (not ...
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6 Ways to Recruit the Ideal Candidate

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Is your organization having trouble finding the right candidates, or enough candidates for your open positions? Here are 6 things to consider to improve the candidate pool for current and future job openings.

Job description

It starts with a well written job description that explains the exact requirements of the job to a potential candidate. Include the key responsibilities of the position. For the interview process, list the top responsibilities and characteristics you will use to screen ...

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How to Write a Good Resume Objective

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The summary, or objective is an optional resume section. There are some differing thoughts on the objective on a resume. Some think it’s outdated and some that it’s unnecessary. But a well-crafted objective that focuses on your skills and objectives can make your resume stand out.

There is one occasion when you’ll definitely want to consider using an objective:

  • When you’re making a career change, and you want to explain that you’re making a change and why your skills align ...
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Don’t Let These Social Media Mistakes Derail Your Job Search

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93% of employers say they will search your social media pages during the interview process. The most common ones are, not surprisingly, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, although they may look at other ones as well. What they find on your social media pages will in many cases be the first impression of what kind of person and candidate you are. With that in mind, here are some things you should consider doing on your social media accounts ...

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