Monthly Archives: July 2013

So You Got the Job… Now What?

So you’ve landed your first job ‘real’ job. Congratulations! We’re all so happy for you. With that being said, now’s the time to hit the ground running. Are you ready? Building credibility within your work environment is extremely important, especially if you’re fresh out of school. Not only do you need to perform within your

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All About the Angles: How to Approach Your Job Search

The goal of a job search is, of course, to land a position. This is not rocket science. The issue is that many job seekers look at resume writing and interviewing from the wrong perspective.  If, as a job seeker, you are too focused on reiterating what it is that you want, you’re going to

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Getting Stuck

Feeling stuck in your job search? We’ve all been there. Maybe there are too many tantalizing options out there, or maybe nothing you’re finding sounds right for you. Well, let’s get you unstuck, shall we? First: Take a Breather, and Reflect. Everything is going to be fine, so if you’re really frustrated, just take a

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A Video Resume in my College Application?

Are you still unsure about this whole video resume saga? Not convinced that it is the hiring process of the future? In response to your potential uncertainties, I’ll let you know that video resumes are quickly taking off in arenas outside of the workforce. For example, several colleges and universities are now accepting video resumes

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What it takes to Get Hired

Technical skills and experience are no longer the end-all-be-all in landing a job. Today’s job market requires a look into inter-personal skills and personal qualities, or soft skills, to express a candidate’s merit. Yes, experience and technical skills are still great, and necessary for some positions, but hiring managers are now looking past that to

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Coming Soon to an Organization near You…

Want to render your resume ineffective? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Unfortunately, people do it all the time by not taking a step back to think about what a resume really is. Here are a few simple mistakes to avoid, and a new way of looking at resumes in general. Think of it as a

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Branding your Resume

As with many things in this world, customization is the key to success. Your resume is no different. When applying for different positions it is essential that you customize your resume each time you apply. This simple step not only makes your resume more relevant to each position, but also makes it easier on hiring

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Learn the Top Soft Skill of Successful Job Seekers

If you have this soft skill, you have a certain charm or magnetism that can arouse enthusiasm and passion in others. People in your presence are automatically captivated by your energy. Because of this, you have the ability to be a great leader and a very successful professional. The soft skill I’m describing is charisma.

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To Ask, or Not to Ask, That is the Question

During an interview, it can be extremely advantageous to ask questions about the company and its culture to determine if the position is really a good fit for you. Just as the interviewer has prepared a set of questions for you, it is always a good idea to do the same for them. This shows

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Four Video Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You an Interview

Lucky for you, some of the most common video resume mistakes are easily avoidable once you’re aware of them. Check out this list for four video resume mistakes made frequently by job seekers: 1. Not being clear about your objective. If you summarize your past experiences, list your skills, and briefly discuss your current or

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