Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

Creating a New Year’s Career Resolution and Following Through

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With the new year just begun, many people may have made a career resolution or two: “This year, I’ll get at least a five percent raise.” “This year, I’ll go to my boss before June and ask for a promotion.” And, while these certainly can be worthwhile plans, resolutions of any type too often  fall Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Career Networks

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Online career networks such as LinkedIn and even Facebook and Twitter have been career lifesavers for many professionals, allowing them to showcase their backgrounds, skills and education and how they can help a new employer. But many professionals have made mistakes online, sometimes to their career’s detriment. Here are some tips to help you keep Read more »

Should You Stay or Should You Go: Weighing a New Opportunity

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If you’re currently employed and — lucky you! — have been offered another position — in this economy! — you now have some thinking to do. Taking the new job may not be an automatic no-brainer. Here are some tips to help you decide if you should stay where you are now or if you Read more »

The Benefits of Contract Work

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If having more control over where and for whom you work appeals to you, if the idea of having many different workplace experiences and duties pleases you, if the chance to make more money per hour than you would working as a “permanent” employee intrigues you, work as a contract employee may be right for Read more »

Why It’s Imperative to Build a Professional Network on LinkedIn

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Have you put your profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn? That is, did you put up your name, a few of your past employers/positions, asked to link with a few former and current co-workers and then left it at that? If so, you haven’t really used its power. Here’s a short primer on the Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

Why You Should Always Network, Even if You’re Not Currently Job Searching

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Never stop networking. Even if you’re currently job searching or you have a position that you believe will be there for you until the day you decide to retire, networking is a wonderful tool to improve your live professionally and personally, no matter what your present circumstances might be. The primary reason to network is Read more »

Questions You Should NEVER Ask During Your Job Interview

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Last week we touched on questions you should ask in an interview. But what about those you should NEVER ask? Ask these questions and you can probably wave good bye to any chance of getting hired or getting the salary you truly deserve: How much paid vacation time do I get? While there’s inherently nothing Read more »

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Now you need to prepare for it, and prepare well. If you researched the company some as you were writing your cover letter and resume (you did didn’t you, so that you could reference your knowledge of the company in your cover letter?), you now need to really dig Read more »

The Best “Action” Verbs for Your Resume

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As you write a resume, you must remember that its purpose isn’t to get you a job, it’s to get you an interview. A resume is to pique an employer’s interest in you so much that the hiring manager will call you in for an interview. It’s at the job interview that you can then Read more »

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