Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

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 »

Finding the Perfect Career (With the Help of an Employment Firm)

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Entering the job market and trying to find the perfect career to match your personality can be a daunting task.  From filling out questionnaires about your strengths and weaknesses to spending hours researching a wide variety of professions, you spend countless hours discovering the career that’s right for you.  Looking for work can feel very Read more »

How Can You Find Better Opportunities and Secure the Position?

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Here is the situation: you have been in the same job for a while, and it’s gotten the point where it is starting to feel routine.  Your job is no longer as challenging as it once was, and you spend most days just going through the motions.  While some people love a job that doesn’t change and Read more »

Q4 is Upon Us. How Will You End the Year Strong?

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The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkin spice lattes have hit the coffee shops.  It’s hard to believe, but as September wraps up, Q4 is upon us.  It’s time to focus on wrapping up loose ends before the busy holiday season, ensuring that you have met your professional goals, and ending Read more »

Determining if You are Overqualified for an Available Position

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You have been seeking a job for a while, reading one job description after another, but nothing has captured your attention.  You finally spot a job you would love to do, though you are almost certain you could do it with your eyes closed.  Determining whether to apply for a job you may be overqualified Read more »

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