How to Grow Your Career in the Post-Pandemic World

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Guest post by Vanessa Holwell, Hiringsquad.net The world is steadily changing, but no doubt, the coronavirus pandemic forced certain changes to speed up. This is especially evident in the business world and, by extension, the workforce.  Certain ways of getting things done have come to an end, while at the same time, new and more…

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How to Use Instagram in Your Job Search

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Have you added Instagram as a tool for your job search? Our online presence is important in a solid job-hunting plan. In-person networking can be difficult during the pandemic. This means that it’s vital to align all your social media profiles with your job search.  Companies are increasingly using Instagram to present their own brand,…

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5 Things That Will Slow Your Job Search

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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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Summer Job Search: Now is a Great Time to Start a New Job

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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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Avoid These 3 Things when Applying for a Job

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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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What to Do When You’ve Been Laid Off

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So you’ve been laid off. This can cause a cascade of emotions and stress for anyone.  However, it’s important to keep a level head and stay focused on your goals, taking conscientious and regular action to get hired.  Here’s some ideas to maximize your ability to succeed. Go Public With Your Job Search Tell everyone.…

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Have you Updated your Facebook Profile for a Job Search?

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You’re out there looking for your perfect job.  You know what you want and what your skills are. You’ve updated your resume but have you updated your Facebook profile? Even if you use LinkedIn as your primary business profile, you need to make sure your Facebook profile is professional.  Facebook is pervasive in our modern…

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Using Videos in a Job Search

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Have you thought about using videos in your job search? If you haven’t, there may be a few things holding you back. Despite the encouragement by career experts and social media specialists, it seems job seekers have been slow to add video to their arsenal of ways to promote themselves and land their next job.…

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How to Look for a Job During Social Distancing

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The world has changed and now we all must learn how to change with it. Social distancing is the new norm. It’s everywhere, from grocery shopping to walking in the park, to interviewing for jobs.  Life doesn’t stop just because we struggle, and your job search doesn’t need to stop either.  If you’re not sure…

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Are These Things Slowing Down Your Job Search?

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How much time are you spending on your job search? Is it taking too long? The following things might be slowing you down. Take a look and see what adjustments you can make to land that dream job sooner. #1. Outdated or subpar resume Have you had a professional resume writer look at your resume?…

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