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Out-of-State Job Offer: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / August 8, 2017

Relocating for a job is a daunting proposition, and it comes with both excitement and challenges. Identifying the pros and cons of relocation can leave you tossing and turning at night. Before you pack your bags, uproot your entire life, and transfer to an entirely different corner of the country, it’s important to give some […]

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5 Elements of a Useful Job Search Blog in 2017

By Mark Anthony Dyson / August 2, 2017

Blogs are powerful tools for getting noticed before or during a job search. Many job seekers see it as more than just a passive way to reach employers. People find value in all forms of content. If it educates, trains, or informs, then it's useful. If it positions you as an expert in your field, […]

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How to Create Realistic Expectations During Your Job Search

By Mark Anthony Dyson / July 18, 2017

Your job search needs to be dynamic, but based on realistic expectations. We envy those who make it look easy. I liken it to getting and staying married. When I met my wife, it wasn't "love at first sight."   Are you ready for an emotional ride of sorts? Are you willing to employ grit […]

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Be a Consultant, Not a Job Seeker or a Novice

By Mark Anthony Dyson / July 10, 2017

If you were unemployed and a LinkedIn user in 2008, you likely heard the advice to list your latest job as a self-employed consultant. This way, lurking employers would consider you as a potential candidate and you could avoid the (often unintentional bias) of being labeled “unemployed.” Although it wasn't a foolproof or completely viable […]

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11 Uncomfortable Ways to Hit a Home Run in Your Job Search

By Mark Anthony Dyson / June 29, 2017

You will fall behind the competition if you don't stand out in today's job search. For example, I know promoting myself makes me feel squirmy, a little dirty, and even a little wordy. But no one is the best advocate for my business than me. It's likely it's the same for your job search.   […]

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Interview Tips for the Tongue-Tied

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / June 19, 2017

Job interviews are no walk in the park, and not all interview questions are created equally. Some will be more challenging than others and it may seem like hiring managers are out to trick or stump interviewees. That isn’t usually the case; the process they set up is an opportunity to gain the information they […]

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This Document is as Useful as a Resume (Maybe More)

By Mark Anthony Dyson / June 16, 2017

I talk to job seekers regularly who only depend on a few methods to find jobs. I find it interesting they prefer to rely on processes that could exclude them (uploading a resume without the right keywords, for example) rather than differentiate themselves based on their unique experience (in person). Networking still works, or people […]

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Hidden Job Market: 5 Secret Ways to Get a Job

By Eva Wislow / June 5, 2017

If you are looking for a new job, we understand how difficult it is. In the increasingly competitive job market, there are often several dozens, or even hundreds of candidates applying for the same job position. However, the most frustrating thing about it is that more than 80% of the jobs aren't even public, which […]

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Sudden Job Loss? Tips to Get Back on the Career Ladder

By Joe Flanagan / May 22, 2017

Let's be honest, losing your job is almost always a negative experience, whether it was your choice to leave or not. You may go through feelings of insecurity, embarrassment, inadequacy or incompetence.   Nonetheless, this doesn’t have to be the end of your career. On the contrary, if you perceive this incident from a broader […]

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Your New Degree is Not a Golden Ticket for Your Job Search

By Mark Anthony Dyson / May 18, 2017

Taking more medication than you need is similar to over education. More isn't better; it takes time, and correct application to work, and what doesn't kill you makes you regretful. Or is over-educating a thing? There are a career pros who will attest to its reality.     Yep. Since new grads young and old […]

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What Students Should Know Before Graduation

By Ida Banek / April 27, 2017

Graduation can be a bittersweet time. Students say goodbye to their familiar routine and take their first tentative steps into the world of work. It can be daunting, challenging, and even frustrating, but carving out a career can also be incredibly rewarding. It’s all about making the right decisions, knowing what options to turn down, […]

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What to do When Your Job Search is "Code Blue?"

By Mark Anthony Dyson / March 21, 2017

When you're at a hospital and you the overhead speaker blares "Code Blue," do your thoughts automatically go to the patient and his or her family? If you're not familiar with that announcement, it means someone's the heart rate is at zero and CPR is being performed.   Your family, friends, mentors, professors and others […]

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