4 Tips to Job Searching While Employed

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Simply put, job searching while gainfully employed is tricky. You’re forced to perform a delicate balancing act to present yourself as a serious candidate, while not doing anything to make your employer suspicious of your impending departure. It may feel like you’re sneaking around at your current company, but you’re not doing anything wrong. While… Read more »

Who Should I Be Using as My References?

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If you’ve made it to the stage of the interview process where you’re asked to provide references, you are being very seriously considered for the position. Many candidates standing right at the end of the finish line consider references a mere formality, assuming anyone will do, but this can make or break your chances of… Read more »

What to Do If Your Job is Boring

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If you’re feeling bored at work, you’re not alone. Only 37 percent of employees are engaged at work, according to the Feb. 13, 2017 Gallup Daily survey. Boredom at work may be the current status quo, but that doesn’t make it OK. Feeling like your job is an endless sea of monotony day-in and day-out… Read more »

Why They’re Not Even Getting to Your Resume

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If you think cover letters are an optional document to accompany your resume, you’re sorely mistaken. Including one with your resume is always essential — even when it’s listed as optional. A 2016 CareerBuilder survey of the five most common job seeker pitfalls revealed 45 percent of applicants opt to skip the cover letter, which… Read more »

The Key Is Confidence

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Reasons to Consider a Temporary Position

You have big dreams for your career, so failing to meet a few requirements listed on a job posting won’t stop you from applying. It seems your strategy has worked, as you’ve been invited to interview for a job you’re slightly unqualified to hold. The big day is quickly approaching, and you’re starting to doubt… Read more »

Moving On Without Burning Bridges

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Evaluating Job Candidate Character

Congratulations are in order, because you’ve just landed a seriously impressive new job! Starting a new chapter in your career is beyond exciting, but before you can get started, you have to end things with your current employer. Resigning from a job can be a bit uncomfortable, but if you handle the situation well, you… Read more »

Manage Your Career Like a Small Business

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When you think about it, your career is your business, so you need to run it like one. In business and in life, success doesn’t come easy, so you have to work hard and plan for the future. Allowing others to take the reins, branching out in too many directions, remaining incognito and being oblivious… Read more »

Mobile Job Apps That Make Your Search Easier

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There’s an app for just about everything — including many to assist with your job search. Finding a great new career opportunity is very challenging and time-consuming, so ease some of the burden by leaning on your smartphone. From networking assistance to learning how to properly tie your necktie, use these four apps to stay… Read more »

How to Ace a Phone Interview

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Being invited to interview for a promising new job is always exciting, but some job seekers make the mistake of considering a phone interview a mere formality. In reality, it’s a first-round screening process used to eliminate candidates who clearly aren’t suited for the role, so if you don’t take it seriously, you may never… Read more »

5 Marketable Job Skills You Didn’t Know You Have

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Finding a great new job is hard work. You’re competing with a lot of talented professionals, so you really have to sell yourself to potential employers. Of course, as a competitive candidate, your resume is already filled with impressive skills and achievements, but you might inadvertently be leaving a few off the list. Do you… Read more »