January is the Best Time to Apply for a New Job

January is the Best Time to Apply for a New Job

Planning to apply for a new job? Now is a perfect time. Do you know why? New Year, new beginnings. However, this is especially true in 2022 following “The Great Resignation.” Oh, and have you heard that there is a worker shortage in almost every industry? January is a common month for companies to open…

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Common Career Change Obstacles

Common Career Change Obstacles

Don’t let these common career change obstacles stop you from finding a better career path. If you are considering a career change, there is good news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost half of Americans will have switched jobs by the end of 2020. There are many reasons why people choose to switch…

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10 Industries Hiring Right Now

10 Industries Hiring Right Now

2021 has had its share of ups and downs but for the most part, it was better than 2020 economically. More companies have created new jobs which provide opportunities for job seekers across America! If you are getting ready to look for a new career the following positions are open in a lot of markets…

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Top Creative Ways to Use Referrals in Your Job Search

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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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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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Infographic Resume: A Creative Way to Present Your Credentials

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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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Do you follow the LinkedIn Blog for Hiring Trends?

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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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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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