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Hold the Door! Get your Foot in at a Company That Isn't Hiring

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 16, 2017

We all have companies that are on our “wish list.” They’re the employers with mission statements so profound they bring tears to our eyes, have Instagram accounts so beautiful they’re worthy of stalking, and company cultures that seem to speak straight to your heart. All this happens and then you're left with the consuming thoughts […]

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How to Apply for Jobs When You Already Have One

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 14, 2017

Job hunting when you’re unemployed is one of the most stressful things you'll ever do. You feel pressured to jump on the first opportunity you find just to have a paycheck rolling in. But what if you're job searching while you already have a job? It sounds great in theory, but there are considerable challenges […]

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Five Tips for Landing an Entry-Level Job

By Natalya Khaykis / February 1, 2017

The search for an entry-level position is very competitive. New job seekers, recent grads, and people changing careers means that there could be hundreds of resumes sent for a single opening. Simply sending out your resume to different job postings is not an efficient or effective way to land an interview.   So how do […]

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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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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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Three Ways You’re Doing Interviews Wrong

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / September 20, 2016

A job search can be so draining that getting to the interview stage can feel like success in itself. But that feeling quickly fades when you find out you didn’t get the job.   We know it’s not much consolation, but the more interviews you go on, the better you’ll be at them. Treat each as an […]

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3 Ways the Computer is Hurting Your Job Search

By Laura Simms / September 16, 2016

If you’ve been job searching, you know what an amazing tool the computer is. You can look for and apply to jobs 24/7 while you sit on your couch in pajamas. Perk! But if you’re not careful, the computer can actually hurt your job search. Make sure you steer clear of these three mistakes to […]

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The 8 Emotional Stages of Your Job Search

By Stephanie Gray / September 13, 2016

Two of the most dreaded words in the working world: “You’re fired.” And the two that follow: “Job search.” I can hear your disgust from here.   You aren’t alone. We’ve all ridden that emotional rollercoaster. It feels like an eternity, and just when you see the ride operator start to slow it down, the […]

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15 Things You Wish You Knew During Your First Job Search

By Cally Martin / August 17, 2016

Everyone talks about how awful job searching is. If you’ve been there (or are currently there) you understand exactly how terrible it can be. What no one tells you are the gritty details you wish you had known. So I asked some of our staffers (a.k.a. our local career experts), “What is one piece of advice […]

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