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5 Tips to Get Your Resume Past an ATS

By Natalya Khaykis / December 15, 2016

Job hunting has really evolved with the advance of recruiting technology. Employers no longer sift through tons of resumes to find potential candidates as the process is time consuming, inefficient and expensive. The solution to this is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) which uses software to scan resumes before they’re ever seen by an employer. […]

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5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Friends

By Mark Anthony Dyson / December 1, 2016

Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you’re associated with someone or some belief that doesn’t represent you can be a pretty painful experience. You may have to cut them loose.   “It’s them, not me” might work if you’re an innocent bystander of a crime, but being tagged on Facebook, or […]

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33 Career Experts Share Their Best Advice for Your Holiday Job Search

By Cally Martin / November 28, 2016

The holidays can get overwhelming, add in the unemployment factor and they can be downright unbearable. Just because it’s the holiday season that doesn’t mean you should be pausing the pursuit of your dream job!   We asked industry experts for their best advice on revamping your job search tactics (and maintaining positivity) during the […]

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10 Job Search Mistakes College Students (and You) Make

By James Innes / November 15, 2016

Well, you’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on your education, and now you’re ready to head out into the real world, but there’s one course they don’t seem to teach in college: “How to Land a Real Job in the Real World,” so new graduates-to-be often make mistakes that slow the progress down and […]

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Create a Resume Guaranteed to Get a Response

By Natalie Severt / November 11, 2016

Imagine you’re a recruiter for a moment.   You advertised an open position, and now your inbox is filled to the brim with applications. Look at the messages from candidates. You’ll see that they all have the same title and content. They most likely include a generic resume as well.   Knowing how to make a […]

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The Cover Letter That Will Make Your Resume Stand Out

By James Innes / November 4, 2016

As research has indicated that 93% of hiring managers like to see a cover letter (or email) with a resume, it is clear that the cover letter still has an important role to play in the recruitment process and needs to be taken seriously.   When it comes to customizing your cover letter to a […]

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The New Interview Basics Aren’t So Basic

By Cally Martin / November 1, 2016

Standard interview advice can be so basic and repetitive. Firm handshake. Extra copies of your resume. Dress nicely. Smile. But do you want to know what HR and anyone else involved in the hiring process is really thinking?     I’m not in HR, but I am involved in the interview process and it’s completely […]

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4 Tips to Explain a Gap in Your Employment History

By Tomas Ondrejka / October 28, 2016

Even the most hardworking, skilled or experienced person might end up unemployed for some period of time. If this recently happened to you, don’t despair. If you handle the situation right, you can certainly get any job you want even with a gap in your resume.   There are plenty of reasons for career gaps. […]

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24 Career Experts Share Their Top Resume Tips

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 26, 2016

The first step in your job search is writing (or updating) your resume, and it’s also the most difficult. We asked 24 of the top career experts for their best advice for creating your resume and their answers are like a master class in resume creation. They’re not just career experts, they’re highly experienced Certified […]

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Tech Job Interviews: Are You Prepared?

By Dave Fecak / October 20, 2016

Programmers, developers, coders and information tech pros have a different set of obstacles for interviews. If you’re used to sitting across the desk from an interviewer and catching softball questions, scrap everything you know about the interview process.   When it comes to technical interviews, you are at the mercy of the interviewers. You could […]

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How to Answer the Toughest Interview Question

By Cally Martin / October 13, 2016

You will find a zillion articles on how to answer tough interview questions, how your body language is interpreted by a hiring manager, and what to wear to your interview. While these tips can be helpful, if you’ve been on the job market for any length of time, you’re probably past the “interview 101” stage. […]

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How to Use Social Media to Turn Up Your Job Search

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 7, 2016

There’s a lot of information out there about what to do and not to do when it comes to your social channels and your job search. Facebook is for friends and family, Instagram is for food pics, Snapchat is for the fun filters…   So how can you make the best use of social media […]

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