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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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Lock it Down: Facebook Security For Paranoid Job Seekers

By Travis Brown / April 12, 2016

Paranoid much? I might be too if my FB profile pic was rocking a shower cap like Chris Pratt! In all seriousness though, you kind of have to be these days. With ever-changing privacy policies and security settings on most of the popular social platforms (Facebook especially), there is a whole lot of publicly available information […]

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Summer Isn’t Just for Beaches and Margaritas…

By Cally Martin / March 24, 2016

Summer can be the perfect time to search for your next career! If you are one of the many millennials who have self-diagnosed FOMO and dread the thought of a typical 9-5 job because it doesn’t quite fit in with your plan, seasonal summer work just might be for you. Similar to the holiday season, […]

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Unpaid Work That Could Actually Land Your Dream Job

By Cally Martin / February 26, 2016

Some career experts debate about whether or not to include your volunteer work in the relevant experience section of your resume. If you have 30 years of work experience in a field you love, you probably don’t need it. But in a lot of circumstances, it can be extremely beneficial.   Mind the Gap Did […]

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Tell Me About Yourself: 5 Tips for a Perfect Elevator Pitch

By Cally Martin / February 18, 2016

We’re all familiar with elevator music, but the last thing you want is to put someone to sleep when you’re trying to tell them why you are a good job candidate. So how is your “elevator pitch?”   “Tell me about yourself” is the most common interview question, but is also the most difficult to answer. […]

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Who Are You and Why Should I Recommend You?

By Kelly Love Johnson / February 15, 2016

First, let’s break down the difference between references and recommendations.   References are what you provide once your potential employer has expressed interest (as opposed to listing them on your resume, which has become outdated or redundant). Today’s hiring managers or recruiters will often ask for specific references—for example: “one former coworker, one former direct […]

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The Struggle Is Real: 9 Not-So-Funemployment Lessons

By Cally Martin / December 18, 2015

Congratulations, millennial! You graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce (or you’ve already taken your first stepping stone job). One obstacle down, one million to go.   There was no question as to whether or not you  would attend college after high school. It’s just what you do. So you enter the […]

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Success isn't born. It is grown.

By Travis Brown / November 24, 2015

Are people born successful? The scientific answer is unequivocally NO. People may be born into success as the result of the past success of their families, but individuals themselves are not born successful. The simple answer is, success is a matter of habit, repetition, and putting in WORK. It really is that simple.   We'd […]

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