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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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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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Employers: How to Be an Effective Video Resume Viewer

When it comes to making the hiring process as effective and efficient as possible, video resumes are the way to go. If you haven’t utilized them in your hiring process before, however, it can be confusing and overwhelming at first to know how to go about viewing them. What do you want to keep an

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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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The Key Soft Skill that Employers Detect from Miles Away

I recently received some strange, blunt, yet very helpful career advice. I was in the process of redesigning a company’s logo and sent an e-mail to my boss with five different drafts. Instead of commenting on the drafts, my boss commented on my work style: “Are you confident in your work?” He explained that by

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An Employer Perspective: “I Want a Real First Impression”

Video resumes are still controversial. Though many employers are extremely welcoming, some have been concerned about the authenticity of the impression job seekers are leaving with them. If you’re one of those employers, let’s take another look. At first thought, this is a logical concern. The idea behind a first impression is that it shows

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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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A Video Resume in my College Application?

Are you still unsure about this whole video resume saga? Not convinced that it is the hiring process of the future? In response to your potential uncertainties, I’ll let you know that video resumes are quickly taking off in arenas outside of the workforce. For example, several colleges and universities are now accepting video resumes

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What it takes to Get Hired

Technical skills and experience are no longer the end-all-be-all in landing a job. Today’s job market requires a look into inter-personal skills and personal qualities, or soft skills, to express a candidate’s merit. Yes, experience and technical skills are still great, and necessary for some positions, but hiring managers are now looking past that to

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Learn the Top Soft Skill of Successful Job Seekers

If you have this soft skill, you have a certain charm or magnetism that can arouse enthusiasm and passion in others. People in your presence are automatically captivated by your energy. Because of this, you have the ability to be a great leader and a very successful professional. The soft skill I’m describing is charisma.

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