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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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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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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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 you relying on LinkedIn too much?

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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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How Picky Should You Be When Applying for Jobs?

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 You Should Listen to Right Now

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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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Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

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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Unemployed During the Holidays

Unemployed During the Holidays

Have you found yourself unemployed during the holidays? ‘Tis the season to look for a job. This is certainly not a common phrase this time of year. But that doesn’t mean you should table your job search as you belly up to the Thanksgiving spread and elbow your cousin out of the way. Typically, January…

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Fall is a Fabulous Time to Find a New Job

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There is never really a wrong time to find a new job, but there are definitely times of the year that seem to work better. Now is one of those times. The lazy days of summer are behind us and employers and employees have a renewed sense of productivity this time of year. Use the…

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