How to Manage and Grow Your Personal Brand During a Job Search

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You’re a brand

What will potential employers think of you when they search for you online? The way you present yourself will determine if you’ll be considered for the job or not. Just like a company takes great care of how they present themselves online, on social media, in videos, at events etc, you need to do the same.  Think of all the different ways a potential employer might find information about you whether it be on sites ...

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February Job Talk Webinar: How to Connect with a Recruiter for Opportunities

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Join iMPact Business Group’s Partner Matt Peal for our February Job Talk [Free Webinar] on Thursday the 22nd from 1 – 1:30pm to get help with your job search. In our focus topic for this month we will talk about how you can position yourself for the best chance to connect with a recruiter for job opportunities.

Topics include:
– Resume tips 
Common resume red flags and how to avoid them
– Interviewing tips 
What employers are looking for and how ...

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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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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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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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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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We Polled Our Recruiters: The Top Resume Red Flags to Avoid

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The purpose of your resume is not to get the job. It is to make the recruiter or hiring manager interested enough to want to schedule an initial interview. You get one chance, and about 5-10 seconds at most to make a good first impression with your resume. To better understand what will make your resume immediately stand out, we polled our recruiters here at iMPact Business Group to find out and they indicated below the various ...

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Proofreading Your Resume: Mistakes to Avoid

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As discussed in our “How Often Should a Resume be Updated?” we explained that your resume is a marketing tool to show your strengths and skills to potential employers. It is typically the first impression you make, so you want to make sure your resume is as polished and professional as it can be. Unfortunately, there are a number of resume mistakes that tend to trip up even the most diligent of writers. ...

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