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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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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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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A Personal Brand and Why Every Job Seeker Needs One

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Hiring managers and recruiters receive large amounts of job applications, so it is essential for job seekers to stand out from the crowd in order to be considered for a position. Your personal brand  is how you market yourself to others. You are your own brand. Think of yourself as a solution to a problem your potential employer is having. Your goal is to make sure that your customer (potential employer) is aware what you can do ...

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Top 5 Reasons People Leave Their Jobs

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Our recruiters talk to thousands of job seekers, and one of the first questions they ask is “Why did you, or why are you thinking of, leaving your employer?”. We compiled the top reasons given for why people leave their employment. Although this is a list of top answers, there will most likely be a combination of reasons at play when someone decides to leave their current job. Some of the reasons are out of the employers ...

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Get Your Resume Moved to the Top: 9 Actions You Should Take

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Are you in between jobs, or thinking of applying for a new job? If you are looking for ways to make yourself and your resume stand out to potential employers, and separate yourself from the pack, here are 9 things you should do to give your resume, and yourself a boost, to make sure you get noticed.

Learn a new skill: Think about your ideal job. What would you like to be doing, and do you have all the ...

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7 Steps to be More Prepared for an Interview

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With these 7 minimal steps you will be more prepared for a job interview, and more than likely impress the interviewer than most.  A lasting impression is made in JUST 120 seconds!

1. Dress appropriately.

Do not overdress or underdress. Feel free to call the receptionist and ask what the dress code is, or search their website for in office pictures. Recruiters often help with this because they know the company culture. If you are working with a staffing ...

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Interview with Confidence

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Confidence is critical in many aspects of life! Self-confidence is a mentality of knowing you can do something, and do it well. If you aren’t confident, more than likely you will not be successful in what you are trying to accomplish. Although confidence and success correlate in many areas in life, confidence is critical when looking for a new job, and during an interview. Being confident from the moment you walk through the door will give you ...

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4 Tips When You Don’t Know How to Answer an Interview Question

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No matter how much stressing you go through before a job interview, there may be questions you are unable to answer. Here are 4 tips on what to do when you don’t know how to answer an interview question.

  1. Stay Calm – I know what you are thinking, “How did I miss this piece in the job description?” Do not panic, stay calm!
  2. If you start to freak out your body will go into stress mode… your blood pressure ...
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