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Do What You Love… On Your Own Time

It is a widespread misconception that in order to be happy we need to do what we love. No, we really, really don’t. This may seem counterintuitive, but when you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. Doing what we love for the sake of doing it is empowering, it drives our

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Jobma vs. Spark Hire

Video resume sites are starting to become more prevalent in the job search scene. When perusing your options it can be difficult to decide which site to choose, especially without having to create a profile just to find that it isn’t what you’re looking for. Here we’ll compare two such websites: Jobma and Spark Hire.

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Use Video the Way You Need It

Jobma allows users to upload a 60 second video to their profile which is then attached to their resume. This video pitch is intended to be used for a video resume, which is generally just a person talking to a camera about who they are and what they can do. Utilizing video in this way

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Video Resumes: The Importance of Audio

When utilizing a video resume it is of utmost importance to speak clearly and audibly. Here are some small, yet exceptionally important, errors to avoid when recording your video resume. 1. Being too Loud – Nobody likes to feel like their being yelled at. Make sure the volume of your video reflects your natural volume level when

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Follow Your Passion or Follow the Dough?

Most of us have probably been advised to choose a career that we are passionate about rather than a well-paying career that we despise. Sure, it sounds ideal, right? Choose happiness over money. But having a career that can’t cover my student loans or let me move out of my parents’ house doesn’t exactly sound

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First Things First: Setting Goals for the Job Search

Whether you’re fresh out of college, deciding to start down a new career path, or making any sort of big life change, you absolutely MUST set goals. Goals are an important part of making any change in your life, they give you something to strive for, they give you purpose. Without clearly defined goals it

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Employers: Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Have you ever concluded an interview with a potential employee and thought, “What a complete and utter waste of time that was!” Well, you’re not alone. Happens to the best of us. In a time when a majority of positions attract hundreds of resumes, and turnover is as costly as ever, wouldn’t you like to

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Why You May Need a New Job

Are you unhappy at work? Under-valued? Underemployed? Then you’re like many others in the current economy. You may have taken a job just to pay the bills, or thinking it would lead to something bigger and better, but if it just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to find something new. Lack of Job Satisfaction

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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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