Tag Archives: tips for the job search

Jobma vs. Resumebook.tv

Thinking of utilizing a video resume in your job search? If that’s the case, there are several websites that would love to host your video and allow you to use it as a differentiator in your hunt. The question then becomes: which site is best suited to meet your needs? Below is a quick side-by-side

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Clearing Your Name for the Job Search

Maintaining your online presence is not only important while job searching, but throughout your career. Information found about you online can either help your overall reputation and personal brand, or damage it. With that being said it is important to regularly search your name, and monitor any content that you have no control over. Damaging

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Being Qualified Just Isn’t Enough

Are you receiving phone calls, interviewing with employers, and still not landing a job? Job search mistakes can essentially be boiled down into two categories: a bad resume or a bad interview. If you’re getting to the interviews, your resume probably isn’t the problem! So what exactly happens in these interviews that you thought went

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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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To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question.

The relationship between blogging and your job search can be an intricate one. Whether you have your own, or just skim blogs for tips, they are everywhere! In some cases, creating a blog or offering links to your existing blog seem like a no-brainer when putting information out there for employers to see, but that

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Unearthing the Secrets of Superb Communicators

Interpersonal skills, motivation, ability to work in teams, creativity, honesty, and organizational skills – these soft skills matter to employers! They matter to the extent that some employers would rather hire candidates with weak hard skills and strong soft skills rather than the opposite. When forced to rank them by importance, employers say that communication

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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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Designer Jeans and Life After College

By: Megan Spanjers As a Twenty-Something, the ambiguity of your early professional life is like trying to buy that perfect pair of designer jeans online. Consider the drawbacks of such a purchase: “What if they aren’t true to size and don’t fit? What if the picture doesn’t accurately represent the color? If it’s a final sale

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10 Best Cities for Your Career in 2013

Some cities are faring better than others when it comes to job opportunities. For those seeking a secure job and launching a career, making a move to one of the top cities with the best potential for employment is a viable option. A report by U.S. News & World Report lists the following cities as

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What does a Google search say about you?

A key component to any research a prospective employer will do on you is a Google search. Are you staying on top of the information that comes up? It helps if you have a very common name, as the results will be dispersed all over the place, but even so a moderately experienced person with

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