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Job Search Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

By Kelly Love Johnson / August 5, 2016

When you’re looking for a job, you tend to be more concerned about what a potential company thinks about you than what you think of them. Which means you may overlook some of the warning signs that help you weed out the bad jobs from the good ones. What exactly should you be on the alert for?   […]

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5 Ways Pokémon Go is Like Looking for a Job

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 15, 2016

Catching all 151 creatures on Pokémon Go is a lot like job searching, and you can be successful as long as you’re vigilant and know where to go.   Here’s how the game is like your job search:   1. Searching Pokedex. The app informs players of a Pokémon’s location through the Pokedex, a database that […]

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How to Replace the 5 Worst Words Used in Resumes

By Cally Martin / June 27, 2016

Straight from an HR professionals mouth, don’t be cheesy when it comes to your resume.   One way to build a quality resume is to make it stand out by using action examples versus cheesy, over-used generics.   We all know that including anything incriminating and untrue on your resume isn’t going to get you […]

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So You got Rejected, Now What?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 21, 2016

Face it: No matter how qualified and skilled you are or how well you present yourself at a job interview, you’re not going to get every job you apply for. Sometimes the listing was a mere technicality and the company already knew who it was going to hire long before they held interviews and sometimes […]

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Do You Really Need an Internship?

By Cally Martin / June 20, 2016

Your college professors, advisors, friends, and parents told you getting an internship is the only way to get a job and the experience of a job before you enter the workforce after graduation.   Is that really the case for everyone? Probably not.   Call me a hypocrite, because I had two internships throughout my […]

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Your Terrible Cover Letter is Ruining Your Perfect Resume

By Phil Colicchio / June 15, 2016

First things first, you must send a cover letter. Even if the job ad doesn’t specifically request one, it’s always a good idea. It’s your opportunity to show your personality, highlight your achievements, and make a great pitch as to why you’re perfect for the job.   If you’re wondering why your amazing resume isn’t […]

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Did You Miss That “How to Get a Job” Class in College?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 24, 2016

Research shows that it takes anywhere from three to nine months for a college graduate to land their first job. If you’ve already begun the search for your coveted first position, you already know that those months can stretch out to feel like an absolute eternity. Yes, your job search will be stressful and it will test […]

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3 Ways to Stop Worrying about your Job Search

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / May 23, 2016

Looking for work takes so much time and effort, but once you’ve spent part of your day networking and applying for jobs, you probably still have hours left to fill. With all that down time, it’s common for anxiety and worry to take over.   Feelings of fear and anxiety can have a constricting effect […]

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Free Online Courses to Boost Your Resume This Summer

By Kelly Love Johnson / May 17, 2016

Who needs a vacation? OK, me too, and put your hands down.   Whether you’re currently unemployed and searching for a job, or employed and keeping your eye out for opportunities on the job market, summer is the perfect time to add new skills to your resume. Many MOOCs (massive open online courses) are free […]

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Fired!? How to Handle an Unexpected Professional Breakup

By Kelly Rinehart / May 11, 2016

Losing your job is terrifying. Not only does your ego take a huge hit, but so does your income. Here are a few ways to handle the breakup, plus a few things you should definitely avoid.   DON’T: Do anything rash. Getting drunk and sending a company-wide text message to your (former) team telling them […]

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How Your Job Search is Like Getting Drunk

By Cally Martin / May 3, 2016

I have spent many late nights searching for jobs, and many late nights drinking. Sometimes on the same night. While the objectives are different, the processes are very similar. And waking up hungover is not that different from getting an auto-generated “we’re sorry, but…” email in response to your resume.   Here’s how I break down the cycle:   […]

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Four Job Search Survival Skills You Need Right Now

By Joseph Ramirez / April 20, 2016

It’s midnight and you’re staring blankly into your computer at the the 15 open tabs that have jobs you’ve applied to. Your “cover letter” folder is exceedingly full (because you customize like a pro) and you edit your resume at least three times a day.   Whether you are unemployed or just trying to change […]

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