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Overcoming the Terrors of the Job Search career coaching job hunting job search advice Sep 25, 2023

As spooky season descends on us, let's talk about the biggest horror show of your life: The Job Search. For many job seekers, looking for a job is fraught with dangers, both seen and unseen. The HR department is full of serial killers, slashing qualified candidates left and right. Uninspired job...

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7 Tools HR Uses to Cut Candidates job hunting job search advice job search tips Aug 11, 2023

For every posted job, the Human Resources (HR) department is expected to cut 95% of all candidates before a hiring manager sees a single resume. Unfortunately, even qualified applicants will often be cut during the screening process just because they don't understand how the hiring process works....

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Why Do They Do That? Answers to 5 Common Job Search Frustrations job hunting job search job search advice Jul 10, 2023

Does the recruiting process mystify you? You aren't alone. Many highly qualified job seekers struggle, especially when they don't really understand how employers' hiring practices work. Some of their actions seem initially vague, while others are just plain rude.

 

 1. Is this job...

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Is your career coach a one-night-stand? job hunting job search job search advice resume writing Jun 26, 2023

It’s true: Job searching can be an intimidating process. That is exactly why so many professionals turn to expert career coaches and resume writers to give them a competitive edge.

Along those lines, different services use various methods to help you reach your goals. Some of these are...

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The New Grad Problem: The market just got more competitive job hunting job search job search advice resume writing May 18, 2023

Every May, colleges and universities spew out a fresh crop of graduates. While many new graduates struggle with landing their first job due to a lack of experience, these candidates cause another problem: increased competition.

Whether you are still seeking an entry-level job or have a little...

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Sneaking around: 10 tips for a confidential job search career job search job search advice job search tips Apr 10, 2023

Are you cheating on your significant other?

 

Do you want to?

 

No, I’m not talking about a new romantic relationship. I’m talking about cheating on your boss to find a new job!

 

Conducting a confidential job search can feel like sneaking around. Trying to make time to...

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7 Ways to Revitalize Your Job Search job hunting job search advice job search tips linkedin networking resume writing Apr 05, 2023

In this season of change and growth, nothing is more important than the annual spring cleaning – especially for your job search.

Spring cleaning involves looking hard at the corners that have gotten dusty from lack of use while sprucing up the tools you use every day.

1.   ...

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How you should be using LinkedIn job search advice linked networking reputation Mar 21, 2023

 

Are you making the most of LinkedIn? Far too often, people ignore the site's best features, treating it only like a glorified job board. In fact, using LinkedIn the right way can enhance your whole career.

Here's how I like to break down how to use your time on the platform.

Job...

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Ask Donna: How can I keep my job search alive during the holidays? ask donna job search advice Dec 12, 2022

Dear Donna,

I’ve noticed that the amount of jobs posted online seems to dry up around the holiday season – I know I saw a definite drop in relevant jobs for me over Thanksgiving week. I’m worried I won’t be able to keep my job search alive during the pending holidays. So...

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Are you ready for the January hiring surge? best practices job hunting job search job search advice Dec 08, 2022

As a job seeker, it is important to know the ebb and flow of the hiring cycles. As we look forward to 2023, be ready for that intense hiring period throughout Q1.

Here’s a breakdown of the next couple of months – and how to use this to your advantage:

December:

You may be tempted to...

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Is your job search stuck in quicksand? job hunting job search job search advice job search tips Nov 22, 2022

Chances are, you probably haven’t received much formal training in job searching. If you are lucky, your college may have held some classes or workshops. Similarly, you may have sought advice online only to find many conflicting approaches.

 

 How is a job seeker supposed to put a...

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5 Tips for Effective Salary Negotiations best practices job search job search advice salary negotiations Aug 15, 2022

Have you ever negotiated your salary before? Surprisingly, the vast majority of job seekers never negotiate once they receive an offer from a company. However, most employers are happy to increase that starting salary for top candidates! If you want to earn more money, check out these five...

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