Before You Accept a Job Offer

When it comes to getting a new job, skills and experience are key factors, naturally. But, 91% of senior managers claim that a candidate’s fit with the company culture is just as important. Moreover, 35% of candidates would turn down a “perfect” job if the company culture isn’t the right fit for them. If you…

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remote workers

The massive shift from working in the office to working from home brought on by the pandemic has proved to many companies that they can indeed depend on remote workers to keep their businesses operating. In fact, quite a number of organizations have confessed that post COVID, remote work will more likely become the new…

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online jobs

Have you been searching for online jobs? With us still being firmly entrenched in a global pandemic and as a consequence, widespread lockdowns and restrictions are still a thing in the vast majority of countries that are most significantly affected by the virus. And unfortunately, the virus doesn’t really look like it’s going to be…

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next career

Guest author: Julia Merrill, owner of Befriend Your Doc What will your next career be? If your work doesn’t feed your passion or fuel your soul, you’re in the wrong career. But you can make a change now that will have a profound impact on both your personal and professional lives. Here are a few new…

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Demonstrate Leadership in an interview. puzzle pieces with shadows of different people in business poses

You will be expected to demonstrate leadership in an interview, but it isn’t always straightforward. This is a skill that hiring managers are definitely looking for in almost any position, but they may or may not come right out and ask it. Even if you are not going to be in charge of other people…

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use referrals

Are there any creative ways to use referrals in a job search? Obviously, there are. And you should be using referrals to increase your chances of landing a job. Referrals are an excellent way to leverage your skills as a new or veteran jobseeker. However, the practice of merely providing references on a Curriculum Vitae…

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responses to my resumes. African American man in suit holding his cell phone and looking inquisitive

“How can I get better responses to my resume?” Maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s your resume. You have the skills and experience for the jobs you are applying for, so why aren’t you getting responses to your applications? Here are some things to consider: A Professionally Written Resume. You are good at your job,…

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trending skills. Bar graph with cartoon man holding the last bar above his head.

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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Hiring trends shown with an illustration of a man in a suit looking at different graphics of data in grey and purple.

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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