Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

4 Phrases to Avoid on Your Resume

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Your resume has the sole power to make or break your chances of getting a job. If it is well-written and convinces the hiring manager you are a great contender, you will score an interview – otherwise you won’t. It’s that simple. Resumes should be thorough yet concise, easy to scan and very impactful. Make every Read more »

Should You Include Temp Work on Your Resume?

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Working as a temporary or contract worker is a wonderful learning experience! It is a great way to broaden your skill-set in a short period of time and learn more about type of company culture you prefer. Plus, some industries rely heavily on temporary and contract workers, simply due to the nature of the projects Read more »

4 Ways to Incorporate Volunteer Work into Your Resume

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While you don’t get paid for volunteer work, you’re still learning! Volunteering can be especially useful if you are a recent graduate or trying to change career paths. It provides the opportunity to network, and (depending on the type of work) could allow you to gain experience helpful to finding your next job. It can be extremely beneficial to include Read more »

Is Social Media Replacing The Traditional Resume?

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It wasn’t long ago when social media was simply a way to keep in touch with friends and family. Overtime, it evolved into much more – even into professional environments. These days, it’s everywhere! Recruiters and hiring managers are now using social media as a way to source and gain a three-dimensional prospective on potential Read more »

Tips on Customizing Your Resume for a Specific Job Opportunity

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If you have applied to countless jobs, but are still hearing crickets, your resume could be to blame. In the past, it was perfectly acceptable to use the same generic resume to apply for every open position, but that is no longer the case. These days, hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications for each Read more »

3 Ways to Recover After Being Laid Off from a Job

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No one enjoys being laid off. Whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided, it is never a pleasant experience to be forced to leave a job you enjoyed and to start over. While you are probably feeling a bummed and a bit scared about what the future has in store for you, it Read more »

3 Tips on Standing Out in an Overcrowded Job Market

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Finding a new job that you are truly passionate about is a challenging task ─ one that can feel downright impossible when in competition with many people for just a few positions. If you are looking for a job in an overcrowded market, you have to work hard to be noticed. When countless qualified professionals apply Read more »

4 Tips on Creating an Eye Catching Cover Letter

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If you think a dynamic cover letter is little more than a formality, you are sorely mistaken. It is more than an extension of your resume. A cover letter is a chance to personally reach out to the hiring manager and explain why you are the best person for the job. If you are able to Read more »

Relaunching Your Job Search | New Job Search Tips for A New Year

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There is no better time to make a fresh start in your career than the beginning of a new year. Now that we are a couple of weeks into 2015, it’s time to dust off your resume and put your job search in full swing! The job market is very competitive, so it’s important to Read more »

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