Tag Archives: job search

Bad job? Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

We’ve all had them. At some point or another, and probably more than once, we’ve endured what we considered to be a bad job. Sometimes, we don’t even realize it was a bad job until we get a good one and can consider it in retrospect. Bad jobs aren’t fun – but they can be […]

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When Is It Time to Leave Your First Job?

After graduation, landing your first job is a huge accomplishment and a very exciting time in your career. You met new contacts, developed your skills, and gained valuable experience. Now that the honeymoon phase is over, you may be finding yourself restless. This stirs up the question “When Is It Time to Leave Your First […]

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How To Use A Staffing Agency To Help With Your Career

It’s not always just what you know, but who you know when it comes to advancing your career. If you’re ready for a new job opportunity, but not sure where to start, you might want to consider working with recruiters and a staffing firm. Staffing firms can help you land a job quicker. That’s because […]

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The Classic Resume-Building Mistake We’ve All Made

We’ve all done it. Written our resumes, carefully listing each employer, our job title, followed by a long list of…job responsibilities. What’s wrong with that? Nothing, except we learned that job results work better. Here are some examples. Instead of “created marketing campaigns” say “created marketing campaigns resulting in a 25% sales increase.” Instead of […]

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ask questions please

Job seekers’ questions for recruiters

Which recruiter is right for you? Here are a few questions to help you decide. Do you charge a fee? There are rare exceptions, but generally the answer should be no. What’s your area of specialization? What type of positions does the recruiter place, and what types of companies does she place them in? Make […]

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Employers Use Your Social Profiles to Aid Hiring Decisions

Did you know that half of employers who perform internet searches on potential candidates, reject candidates because of social media posts?  This is according to a new CareerBuilder survey, and reported here. The survey found that 43% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up 39% from last year and 36% in […]

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Rate My Boss

Remember those websites you turned to back in college, to rate and/or read other students’ reviews of professors? These sites were quite helpful in helping you select classes, or simply know what to expect from the professor.  For example, a subject you wouldn’t normally consider can become your favorite, when its professor is gifted and […]

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Out-of-the-Box Networking Opportunities

Face-to-face networking beats online job searches any day.  But networking events can feel contrived and, let’s face it, sometimes less than exciting.  Here are a few more creative ways to network, while actually enjoying yourself.  You may meet someone who can help you get a job, and you may also make some new friends. Kill […]

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