How to Make 2016 the Year You Find Your Dream Job

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The New Year looks promising for job seekers. The devastating recession that hit several years ago is behind us – and the hiring landscape is promising. For instance, the annual Job Outlook Survey by NACE (the National Association of Colleges and Employers) reports that in 2016, companies plan to hire 11 percent more new graduates than… Read more »

How to Show You’re Thankful at Work – Even if You Have to Bend the Truth

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If you’re in a job that you really dislike, but can’t afford to leave, life can be miserable at times. With the holidays approaching, you want to be in a positive mood – and maintaining a thankful attitude requires a lot of courage and faith. Negativity brings everyone and everything down. It will not only… Read more »

How to Trim the Fat from Your Resume

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Your resume is your primary marketing tool. Think of it as a print advertisement for a very important product: you! Would you read a three-page ad? Probably not. And neither will most hiring managers. In fact, the average time that a screener spends on initial resume review is just six seconds. So when it comes… Read more »

5 Tips to Steer Clear of Office Gossip – and the Drama that Follows

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Fostering relationships with co-workers is essential, but your professional life is most secure if you stay away from office gossip. Don’t let workplace socializing spill over into demoralizing gossip or impair your ability to get your job done and get ahead. Gossip is a downward spiral that can lead to diminished productivity, resentment, shattered morale… Read more »

You’re following up Too Much in Your Job Search When …

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You’re confident that your job interview went well. You thought that was the hard part … but it seems easy, now that you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for some feedback and the final outcome. How do you come across as professional and interested, versus desperate or needy, as you follow up in… Read more »

Yawn… Your Resume is Boring…

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A human resources manager or recruiter is paid to screen resumes and identify high-potential candidates. If they’re bored by what they see, yours will quickly land in the “discard pile.” Your resume is your personal sales brochure. It must demonstrate why an employer should choose you over all the other qualified applicants for a job. Use… Read more »

Do You Have What It Takes to Grab a Recruiter’s Attention?

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Recruiters take an average of less than one minute to initially scan resumes. Wow. After all the hours you took preparing, proofreading and perfecting this professional self portrait, how can you make sure they read it? How can you grab a recruiter’s attention? Stand Out from the Competition Use these tips to grab and hold… Read more »

On the Job Hunt? Don’t Forget These Three Things

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Searching for a job is not easy. The longer the process drags on, the less enjoyable it becomes – and the more your enthusiasm wanes. It’s important to acknowledge this fact, and keep a few key pointers in mind so you don’t burn out and throw in the proverbial towel. Stay upbeat and energized in… Read more »

Avoid these Mistakes New Grads Make When Searching for Jobs

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Companies today are very interested in hiring new college graduates because they have high energy, they’re adept at the latest tools and technology, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. But no matter how well-positioned you are for your job search, you have a better chance of success if… Read more »

Better Morning Routines Help You Be a Better Candidate

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There is no single perfect morning routine – but as you seek your next job opportunity, there are steps you can take to get your day off on the right note. Research has proven that will power is strongest first thing in the morning. Think of your self-control like a muscle: Fatigue sets in after exertion…. Read more »

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