career resolutions

What are your career resolutions for 2021?  Around 4,000 years ago, ancient Babylonians were supposedly the first people to make New Year’s resolutions. The types of resolutions being made have changed significantly since then. However, the act of making resolutions has not. Across the world, the start of the New Year is viewed as the ideal time…

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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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Instagram logo is shown on a phone being held by a masculine hand.

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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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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Laid off? This photo shows a for hire sign from a London taxi.

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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Social Distancing written on a chalkboard with arrows pointing to the edges

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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relying on LinkedIn

It’s a great tool but are you relying on Linkedin too much? It’s a great way to connect with people you may not run into in person and it’s a great way to build your network. When used the way it’s supposed to be used, it’s a pretty powerful business networking tool. That said, it’s…

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Applying for Jobs

Is it better to be picky when applying for jobs or is the “spray and pray” method more apt to get better results? Of course, how much effort you are required to put into a particular application process might help you decide how much you really want the job. There are exceptions to every rule…

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career podcasts

We have curated a list of our favorite Career Podcasts to help you advance your career, step up your job search, improve your skills, and of course give you something else to do while you are driving, working out, eating lunch, or avoiding people on your commute. You are welcome. Let us know what your…

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Hate Networking

Do you hate networking? Maybe you just strongly dislike it. It’s ok. A lot of people put it right up there with cold calling, public speaking, and moving. Networking is a necessary part of any job search. Once you get the job, networking may still be something you have to do. Whether you are at…

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