4 Reasons to Keep Job Hunting During the Summer Months

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You may think nothing really happens during the summer. Chances are, it’s a time of year when your social schedule is packed. But, your professional life? Well, that seems a little slow. But … should it be? Order levels and production schedules are lower because major clients are on vacation or on shutdown. The office… Read more »

5 Reasons to Always Send a Post-Interview Thank-You Letter

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Momma always said: — Say please and thank you. — Always be gracious. — Treat everyone with respect. Thank-you letters fall into this broad category of good advice. In fact, thank-you letters continue to be an important part of a successful job-search campaign. And our advice is to send a thank-you note following each interview… Read more »

5 Steps to Prepare for a Video Interview

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Whether this is your first, second, or fifth time performing a video interview, it most likely won’t be your last. More and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process, meaning you can certainly count on a video interview in your near future. So what does this mean for you?… Read more »

Elevator Pitch: Learn to Market Yourself

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Unless you’re in business for yourself, the idea of marketing yourself may not sound like anything that concerns you. But it’s a skill everyone needs to master. When you meet someone through networking, especially if that person could possibly lead you to a job opportunity, you have a very limited amount of time to capture… Read more »

Keyword Tips for Your Resume

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Resume keywords are imperative to helping to get your resume noticed. By including keywords in your resume, you’ll greatly increase your chances of gaining attention and landing a job interview. So what are keywords? Keywords are words or short phrases that relate to particular requirements for a job. They are the skills, abilities, credentials and… Read more »

How to Ace the Job Interview (Part 2)

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The difference between landing the job of your dreams and bombing the interview often boils down to one key element: how well you prepare. It’s not possible to anticipate every question that will be asked. However, it IS entirely possible to enter your interview with a strong sense of what to expect and how to… Read more »

How to Ace the Job Interview (Part 1)

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Do you have a job interview on the horizon? Acing a job interview has as much to do with the way you prepare as it does your poise and confidence in the interview chair. Taking time to prepare for the interview in advance can help you secure the job offer you seek. There are a… Read more »

7 Steps to Craft the Perfect Résumé with No Work Experience

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The old catch-22: You need a job to get experience, but you need experience to get a job. Finding work can be tough, and it can be even more difficult when you don’t have a laundry list of references or a surplus of experience to work off of. But just because you don’t have existing… Read more »

5 Steps to a Successful Career Fair

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Knowing the right way to prepare for a job fair can help you land the next great job on your career path. Whether you’re seeking your first job or your sixth job, attending a career fair is a smart plan for marketing yourself to potential employers. Forget reviewing hundreds of online ads or spending countless… Read more »

Should You Accept that Promotion? (part 3)

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(This is the last of a 3-part series. Find the first 2 parts here (part 1) and here (part 2).) Is Taking a Promotion the Right Move … or a Move in the Wrong Direction? Getting a promotion is one of the holy grails of modern careers. It’s the post-college report card. It gives employees… Read more »