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Four Signs that Your Job Search May Be in Trouble career job hunting job search job search advice job search tips resume Mar 18, 2022

Job searching can be lonely business, with very little feedback built into the process. Most of the time, companies don’t even acknowledge receiving your application, let alone letting you know when you won’t be considered for the job. With all of this radio silence, how can you tell...

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The Job Seekers Job Description job hunting job search job search advice job search tips Mar 18, 2022

“You should treat your job search like a job.” Chances are, you have heard that cliché before. But what does it mean? Most people assume that it relates to the number of hours they spend on their job search. They mentally commit 40 hours or more a week to their job search, but...

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Leaving a Job with Grace best practices business practices career advice Mar 18, 2022

Beyond the obvious of not shouting “I quit!” in the boss’s face, there are several things to do to leave a job on good terms:

  1. Make sure everyone knows where your projects stand.
  2. Leave detailed instructions on how to perform your essential tasks, especially if there are not many...
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Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview career advice interview tips interviewing job hunting job interview tips job search Mar 16, 2022

The corona virus has changed the way that employers are hiring. Maybe for good.

 

In the days of social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many employers have switched to online or virtual interviews, especially for early-round interviews. As such, job seekers need to...

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7 Safety Tips for Your Job Search career advice job search job search tips safety tips Mar 16, 2022

 

Scammers are preying on desperate job seekers.  Are you conducting a safe job search?

 

  1.  Protect Your Information

One of the common tricks is to direct job seekers to an online application.  While many legitimate companies use online applications, or Applicant...

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Three keys to professional networking best practices job hunting job search advice networking Mar 11, 2022

 Even in the age of COVID-19, you can make real connections with other people to enhance your job search. Thanks to social media, it is easier than ever to expand your network. Good news! You don’t have to shove business cards at people during a massive after-hours event where nobody...

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Do you need an expert resume writer or an expert in your field? career career advice job hunting job search advice resume resume writing Mar 10, 2022

Does your career fit neatly into one category, or do you suffer from terminal uniqueness? As a career coach, I am often asked if we have experience with certain industries or roles. Fortunately, with over 15 years of experience in this field, I have literally seen and done it all. Nevertheless,...

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Job seekers: Look out for these 12 red flags best practices interviewing job hunting job search advice Mar 03, 2022

How many red flags are too many?

 Job seekers, beware! One of the big reasons for the Great Resignation – people leaving their jobs in record numbers – is because the employers, well, suck.

Do you know how to recognize the red flags?

As a career coach, one of the big things I...

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How long should your job search take? job hunting job search advice Feb 13, 2022

Here’s the most burning question for any job seeker: How long is this going to take?

 If you go by the old standards, the figure is grim. Based on that model, you should plan on taking one month for every $10,000 you want to earn.

In other words, if you want to earn $120,000, that...

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Harvard study: Employers are eliminating qualified candidates job hunting job search advice resume Feb 09, 2022

On September 4, 2021, the Harvard Business School released a study on “Managing the Future of Work.” It brings to light what many job seekers suspected: the computerized screening systems (aka the ATS) are killing their applications.

Worse, the employers know it.

In fact, nine out of...

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Is it Groundhog's Day AGAIN? job hunting job search advice Feb 02, 2022

Does your job search feel like Groundhog’s Day AGAIN? Check these three key metrics to make sure your job search isn’t stuck in a never-ending loop.

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Job Seekers: Don’t Make These 7 Deadly Mistakes job hunting job search advice resume Jan 07, 2022

With all the latest revolutions of modern recruitment, it is easy to see how job seekers are making a brand-new set of mistakes. Most savvy job hunters are familiar with the age-old traps, such as making sure to use the right key words for their resume or avoiding grammar or spelling errors on...

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