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How to Stay Connected with Your Professional Network without Overdoing It

March 29th, 2013

The old saying, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” may seem played out, but rings very true to job seekers everywhere. Although industry experience and strong interview skills are important, who your references are and what they have to say about you can make or break your shot at a job offer.… Read more »

Do You Need a Professional Development Plan? Then Follow These Steps!

March 22nd, 2013

The term “five-year plan” is a household name for professionals and job seekers alike, but how many people actually have one? Even the most diligent planners often find difficulty sitting down and actually mapping out a plan for the next five or ten years. This is because planning for the future, especially when it comes… Read more »

Quick-Start Guide to Interviewing with a Recruiter

March 8th, 2013

The state of the economy in recent history has greatly changed the way in which the best jobs are found. Many job seekers have learned that previous skills and qualifications on their own are no longer sufficient when it comes to landing top positions. Because of this, many job seekers today are turning to staffing… Read more »

Job Hunting? What You Need to Know About Direct Hire Positions

February 28th, 2013

For job seekers, understanding the terminology used for employment types is not always a straightforward task.  Descriptions such as temporary, contract, temp to hire, and direct hire are commonly used in job postings, but they can be confusing to potential candidates. For many job seekers, direct hire may seem like the best type of position;… Read more »

Your Job Seeker Brand: Don’t Be Labeled “Desperate”!

February 7th, 2013

For job seekers who have been on the hunt for some time, desperation can sometimes seem inevitable. However desperate you may feel, don’t let it show! While hiring managers love to see enthusiastic candidates, appearing desperate is almost a guaranteed method to prevent a job offer from coming your way. By nature, humans are attracted… Read more »

Do You Have Resume Gaps? The Right Way to Explain Them.

February 7th, 2013

Gaps in employment happen. You may have a great resume, glowing recommendations, and solid experience, but potential employers will expect an explanation. Don’t worry; there are methods for professionally addressing resume gaps. Consult the following points to explain your time away from the workforce positively. Have your reasons ready. Hiring managers will want to know… Read more »

Don’t Send the Unprofessional Vibe

January 21st, 2013

In today’s market where many applicants apply for the same position, employers have the luxury of choosing from a pool of several well-qualified candidates to do the job. Instances such as these are where the little things come into play. Sometimes, otherwise unrecognizable, yet common mistakes can make you appear unprofessional and cost you the… Read more »

Are You Still a Rookie in Your Career? How to Make the Most of Every Job Opportunity

January 4th, 2013

Many entry-level positions are not as glamorous as the hopes and dreams associated with your long-term career aspirations. Even during the rookie years of your career, it’s imperative to make the most of each and every job opportunity. Although landing that first job is important, what you do with it is invaluable. Keep the following… Read more »

So You Have Two Job Offers…What Should You Do?

December 27th, 2012

Although it was not that long ago that the idea of choosing between two job offers seemed unlikely, it is no longer the case. Despite the still high unemployment rate, the job market is opening up. Given the slightly improved economy, many workers who were previously unhappy in their long-term positions have begun making moves,… Read more »

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer

December 20th, 2012

Receiving an offer for a new job can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence? Despite doing the homework on the company, many times you will still be walking into a lot of unknowns. For some job seekers, accepting the offer… Read more »

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