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So I Am Capable of Getting a Big-kid Job?

  You just graduated from college and are embarking on the daunting task of finding your first big-kid job. But between juggling school, sports, part-time work, clubs, and a social life, the amount of relevant experience you have related to the jobs you’re applying for is limited. Maybe you didn’t have time to fit an

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Take Barney Stinson’s Advice to “Suit Up” for Your Video Resume

We all know that we should look professional and polished when shooting our video resume. But how much does that really matter? To what extreme do we need to go to ensure that our images look professional? Will employers notice chipped fingernail polish or heavy perfume? These are all great questions, and research provides some

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Video Resumes, A Fake Moustache and Boxer Shorts

Adding some creative flair to your video pitch may give you more success than you think. Did you ever imagine impressing your prospective employer could involve wearing a fake moustache “that makes angels weep,” drinking a glass of wine, and talking about your “package”? Probably not. Those are only three of the several witty moves,

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The Power of Keywords, Video Resumes, and Breaking through the Masses

With the advances in technology, keywords are now the most widely used tool for finding potential employees. Admittedly, I wouldn’t want to read through thousands of resumes either, but this method can knock some great job-seekers out of the running for positions they would be a perfect in. Employers search job-sites for resumes which include

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Video Resumes 101

Video resumes are becoming more and more important in our all-digital all the time world. Want to make yours perfect? Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your 30 second spot. The Video Pitch: When creating your video pitch you want to ensure that you’re highlighting your best qualities while

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5 Crazy Job Search Tactics

After many months of a fruitless job search, you may feel like giving up. There is a ton of competition for all of the jobs you are applying to. Get noticed by trying one of these unconventional job search tips, or try all five of them. Meet the Employer Find out where the employers at the company for which

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The New Resume for 2014

Your resume is a living document. It goes wherever you go professionally and changes to reflect your career path and professional interests and goals. As 2014 approaches, it’s time to embrace some new formats and compliments to your trusty paper resume. 1. The Video Resume The video resume is coming into its own. Technology has

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Leveraging Social Media Profiles to Further Your Career: Part 1 – LinkedIn

Social media is an extremely power medium. Leveraging it properly can be the key to landing a new job or making the right connections to make a big impact at your current job. Your internet presence is most likely in full view of the curious public. If you are job hunting or actively networking your

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INFOGRAPHIC: Soft Skills vs Hard Skills – Landing that coveted job!

Graduating and looking for your first job? Searching for a new job? Checking out career opportunities in your field? We all know today’s employment landscape is a competitive one, and the job search could be a long and frustrating process. Knowing what employers are looking for is a great first step toward landing that coveted

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Video Resumes: Lights, Camera, Action

Video resumes are gaining popularity among job seekers, and employers are starting to see video resumes, not only as a nice addition to the conventional resume, but as a sign of an innovative, creative and digitally-savvy employee. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to make a video resume and to maximize the

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