Tag Archives: career tips

Making an Interviewer Laugh?

Employer: “What’s your greatest weakness?” Job Seeker: “It’s a toss-up. On some days, it’s pizza. On others, it’s ice cream…I’m kidding. In all seriousness, my greatest weakness is…” While some employers might laugh and appreciate your sense of humor, others might perceive you as unprofessional and too casual for throwing a one-liner into your interview

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Don’t Forget the Evidence!

Preparing for an interview as a job seeker can be quite a daunting and time-consuming process. From researching the company and the position’s qualifications to dry cleaning your suit and figuring out how to get there, you’ve got a lot to do beforehand! With so many tasks, it can be easy to overlook some very

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But I Don’t Have Any References!

As a job seeker, perhaps you’ve had this frustrating thought come across your mind during an application process. Although I do truly believe that you feel like you don’t have any references, I am willing to bet that, if you think hard enough, you do. Perhaps you haven’t held a job before, or you have

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Resume Keywords: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play the Game

If you’ve read previous resume tips on the Jobma blog or follow another career-oriented blog, you’ll know by now that employers rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through large volumes of resumes. Using an ATS, employers are able to filter resumes by keyword in order to find the talent they are looking for. That sure

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The Rise of Technology Careers

According to a recent study conducted by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) and Engine Advocacy, 9.2 million U.S. jobs, or 5.6 percent, are in technology-related industries. The report also found that the jobs are located in metropolitan areas around the country—not just Silicon Valley. If you are interested in a technology career, read below

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Transitioning Into Life After College

If you’re a recent graduate like me, you may be feeling the keen sting of the transition into the real world from your lovely college bubble. Things may not be moving as quickly as you would have hoped, and you suddenly realize how ridiculously difficult it is to actually drag yourself out of bed like

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No Need for Interview Nerves: It’s Just a Conversation

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re in the interview room with sweaty palms and a racing heart wondering why you can’t calm down. As much as you tell yourself to stop being nervous, you can’t seem to get a grip. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things

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Feeling a Little Insecure? Rest Assured, You’ve Got This.

Interviewing can be a downright terrifying process making you question if you indeed are qualified and the best candidate for the job – which you know, deep down, that you are. Though the task of both phone interviews and in-person interviews are daunting, a simple rundown of how awesome you are helps to easy those nerves. Feeling

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4 Great Resources to Help Improve Your Job Search

Job searching can be a tough process to endure, especially if you’re focusing solely on writing an amazing resume and applying online. Sorry, but that just isn’t going to cut it. Not sure what else you should be doing? Here’s a short list of websites that go beyond the traditional job search methods and can

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Meditation: A Simple Way to Become More Successful

Imagine yourself having that moment where you can’t stop fretting about how much work you have to complete in so little time. Now imagine someone telling you that meditating will help you in this situation. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to throw your arms up in that person’s face and ask how reducing

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