Slow your job search. Photo of a crosswalk sign indicating to stop in a busy city.

Don’t slow your job search down by making these five common mistakes.  Any of these errors can hamstring your career strategy.  If you’re making more than one of these mistakes, watch out for slow traffic ahead. 1) Not Networking Enough You can’t get hired if you can’t get seen. It’s crucial to up your game…

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It’s weird to think of skills as things that would be trending. However, trending skills is a thing for certain industries and the overall job market. Blacksmith skills and the ability to hammer horseshoes into existence is not trending in today’s digital age.  No doubt it was once a very sought after skill in villages…

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Summer job search. Image of a pair of sunglasses sitting on the sand on a beach with a blue slightly cloudy sky.

Maybe your first thoughts about summer aren’t that it’s a great time to focus on your job search. Maybe you’re thinking of a trip to a secluded cabin, or some time at the beach.  Don’t forget your job search while you’re at it. Everyone else is going to be thinking those same thoughts. That means…

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How do you stand out from the crowd when the world is mostly online?  An infographic resume is one answer. Adding An Infographic Attitude Information noise is increasing every day.  We don’t read, we scan. You can counteract this overwhelm by creating an infographic resume.  Typically, recruiters only take 7 seconds to look at a…

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Reacting to a Changing World Covid-19 is changing the shape of hiring and employment so a key part of your job hunting plan needs to be figuring out how to respond to swiftly changing circumstances.  The best way to do that is to keep up with hiring trends. LinkedIn has started a new feature on…

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LinkedIn publishing starts with writing. Image shows a woman's hands starting to type on a laptop.

The LinkedIn publishing platform is an effective built-in function of LinkedIn that can increase your reach and engagement with prospective employers.  Relationships are the key to landing that perfect job, and taking the time to create some long-form content within your expertise area is a great way to let people get to know you.  Publishing…

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Applying for a job is not a simple and quick task. It can take weeks of research, hours of crafting the perfect resume and cover letter, and mental energy preparing for the interview. Applying for a new job and starting a new career IS a full-time job. However, there are three key things to be…

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