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Recent Grad: Having Trouble in your Job Search? You’re not alone.

Entering the real world after graduation can be an… interesting experience. While no doubt some of your friends and peers are starting up classes and continuing life as it used to be for you, you’re looking at a whole different ballgame. Full-time jobs are hard to secure, and if you’re having trouble you are certainly not the

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When You Don’t Have Enough to Put on Your Resume

Adding a video resume to your collection of application materials obviously gives you a huge boost over job candidates that only apply for positions using a text resume. But what more can you do if your resume is looking a little sparse and needs some more content? How can you show an employer that you

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The Big White Elephant in the Room: Too Many Qualifications

Although personally I’ll be absolutely ecstatic if and when this day comes, being overqualified for the positions you are applying for can be a major setback. This does not mean, however, that you cannot successfully pursue these positions. How you handle the situation can quite possibly be the making or breaking factor when this “issue”

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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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How to NOT Get Your Résumé Noticed

There are several phrases and words that employers feel show up on nearly every resume and come up in nearly every interview. Because of this, they’ve completely lost their meaning. To stand out, you need to showcase your professional abilities as unique, different, and better than the other candidates.  To help you out, check out

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INFOGRAPHIC: Landing a Job in the 21st Century

There are some stark contrasts between the job search 10-20 years ago and today’s job search. LinkedIn, one of today’s trendiest job searching social media tools, wasn’t even around back then. Heck, the Internet wasn’t even around back then! Given this change in the professional world, it’s important for job seekers to be aware of

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Are You Sending Your Job Application Pieces at the Wrong Time of Day?

Although it may seem like a trivial detail, considering the time of day and also the day of the week that you submit a job application or e-mail an employer your resume, video resume, and cover letter may affect how successful you are as a job seeker. Crazy, right? Having and applying this knowledge, however,

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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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