Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

Choosing Your References Based on Job Description

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Not all references are created equal. Sure they all may be able to talk about your greatest achievements, but when applying for a job it is important to find references that can discuss your skills in relation to the job you are applying for. Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing References. Do have a minimum of Read more »

The Importance of the Follow-Up Email

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Unless you’re offered the job on the spot, your interview doesn’t end the moment you walk out the door.  For some employers, how candidates follow up after the interview can have just as much weigh in on their decision as the interview itself.  In order to stay top of mind in the decision process following Read more »

Staying Confident While Searching for a Job

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Whether you’re recently graduated, unemployed, or looking to switch careers, a job search can be a gruelingly painful process. You have to remain confident in yourself and your qualifications and not show discouragement or defeat.  The ability to stay motivated during an extended job hunt is critical.  Here are a few ways to reevaluate your Read more »

Practice Makes Perfect: Rehearsing for Your Next Interview

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You’ve put a lot of effort into writing a cover letter and perfecting your resume.  You’re ecstatic that the human resources department has contacted and scheduled you for an interview at the organization. Don’t be one of the many candidates that fall apart during the actual interview.  A little practice and preparation are essential in Read more »

Building Your “Skills” Section on LinkedIn

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In this digital era, keeping your social media profiles up to date is a key component to success.  This is especially true if you are using social media to find new career opportunities.  LinkedIn, the most popular professional oriented social media site, can help increase your chances of getting hired if you use it properly. Read more »

Tips for an Effective Online Job Search

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Beginning an online job search can seem overwhelming.  With all of the job search engines out there it’s hard to even know where to start. The state of the economy means you’ll be competing against many other applicants for each position, and the competition is tough.  The following tips will teach you how to successfully Read more »

Continuing Education Opportunities for Engineers

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Whether you’re a civil, electrical, mechanical or other type of engineer, you know that continuing education is a necessity for advancing your career and maintaining your license. Continuing education requirements for your license may depend on the state in which you’re practicing as well as the discipline. To help you navigate the requirements for CE Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Skills Current

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Have you ever wondered how some individuals continually end up on top? Is it luck? Were they born with natural skills? Were they blessed with great connections or given a head start? Maybe, but more than likely the people on the top got there through hard work and dedication. If you surveyed 100 of the Read more »

Selling Yourself

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If you are looking for work, you know that you have to sell yourself to potential employers, to persuade them that you are the best person for the job. However, the idea that the job search is akin to selling is a bit off-putting to some people. The idea of selling in general is seen Read more »

Never Make a Snap Decision

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You have just been offered what looks to be a great job that may lead to a great career. Should you jump at the opportunity and tell the company right away that you will take the job? Some may believe that is the way to go, but psychologists have found that when you are faced Read more »

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