Archive: January 2014

5 Tips to Make Yourself More Accessible to Recruiters

In the 2013 job market, it’s extremely challenging to stand out as a job seeker. There are thousands of job applications online and hundreds of people apply to each position. You need to make yourself readily available to recruiters. Not going above and beyond is the easiest way to fall through the cracks in your…

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5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Writing your resume is simple, right? You just open up a Word document and start dumping your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of keywords onto the page. And voila, that pesky task is done. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created thoughtfully and with oomph. Books are written…

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How to Impress Your Boss on Your First Day

Want to make a great first impression on your first day of work? Then you must put yourself in your new manager’s shoes. The perspective you have as a new employee can be very different than that of your manager’s. While on the first day you want to impress your new boss, you also want…

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5 Job Search Tips Going Out of Style in 2014

During your job search, you’re going to receive a lot advice. Some of this advice is going to help you land jobs, while some of it might set you back. Whether it’s advice you receive from your mother or even a tip you get from a recruiter, some of it won’t guarantee job search success….

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3 Rules For Remote Workers

Work in blocks of time Take your day and break it up into chunks of time. Spend a few minutes every morning (or afternoon if you’re a Night Owl like Aaron Levie) to map out your day. Give yourself reasonable amounts of time for each task with some breathing room between tasks. Give yourself space…

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How To Get A Job Before It’s Posted

It’s a story every job seeker has to tell. You find the perfect job opening. You apply. And then you wait. And wait. And wait. Just because an organization wants to hire doesn’t mean it’s in any rush to fill its open slots. But a new study by three economists underscores that the flip side…

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How To Find a Job On Google (And Bing)

Hey job seeker! Let me see if I can challenge your thinking a bit. Do you know how many employment web sites there are online? Take a guess. If you said ten, fifty or even a hundred, you would be wrong. Actually, you would be very wrong. According to the International Association of Employment Web…

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How To Reinvent Your Career in 2014

For many people reinvention is front in center in their minds as we enter the New Year. While most focus on losing weight and saving more money, reinvention can also be about your career. Whether you are star employee looking to move up or dealing with a bad reputation there are multiple ways to reinvent…

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How Young Professionals Should Prep For An Interview

A great resume isn’t going to get you hired but a great interview will. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional preparing ahead of time can make all the difference. “Being prepared for the interview will give you an edge over the competition,” says Pamela Skillings, co-founder of job coaching firm…

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How To Make A Lasting Impression During A Job Interview

Standing out is hard to do, particularly in a job interview. Even in a good job market, competition can be fierce and the interview is the opportunity to make a lasting impression. While everyone knows to be punctual and dress appropriately, job seekers that want to cinch the interview have to do more than that….

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