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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once your potential employer has expressed interest (as opposed to listing them on your resume, which has become outdated or redundant).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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How to Get Hired from Miles Away

By Cally Martin / November 12, 2015

Searching for jobs out of state? We have some tips to give you an edge on getting noticed by hiring managers (and getting hired) no matter where you live! In college we don’t have the same perspective as we do a few years into our careers. College is where you find yourself, career path, and dream […]

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Job Search Resources for Veterans

By Kelly Love Johnson / November 11, 2015

The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans was lower in October — at 4.6% — than the national average of 5%, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. While the numbers look better than they have in the past, there's still a great need for resources for military veterans looking for jobs in the civilian sector.   In honor […]

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8 Job Search Essentials You'll Love

By Cally Martin / October 20, 2015

(Featured image from MOO.com) Leave Your Mark In a world where social media and all things internet are king, Aliza Licht writes about how you can use your social channels to position yourself as an expert in your field—which can make all the difference when you’re job hunting! Leave Your Mark  is a job seeker’s […]

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How to Survive a Company Merger

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 15, 2015

With a Dell/EMC deal in the works and the announcement of a tentative Anheuser-Busch, InBev and SABMiller #merger, employees and job seekers are wondering what it means for their future job security. Officials told USA Today that Michael Dell will remain chairman and CEO after the closing and: “no changes of other top executives are […]

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Social Media Privacy and the Job Search

By Jobs2Careers Data / July 15, 2015

"We don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it." -Eric Qualman Can you think of one person you are close with that doesn't use some form of social media? The answer is probably no, or very rarely. Be it Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram, millions of users are frequenting […]

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40 Presidential Quotes to Motivate Your Job Search

By Jobs2Careers Data / February 16, 2015

“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” – Abraham Lincoln   “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson   “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams   “You can do […]

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50 Motivational Quotes for Job Seekers

By Jobs2Careers Data / September 15, 2014

“Anything is possible, if you’ve got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling   “Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.” – Unknown author   “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Thoreau   “Go where you are celebrated—not tolerated. […]

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