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7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers

7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers
How are you promoting your personal brand? Social media presents you with many avenues for showcasing your unique value to the online world. Based on the numbers, LinkedIn proves to be one of the best places to make a professional statement that ...

Don’t be afraid to disagree

Don’t be afraid to disagree
Agreeing for the sake of being agreeable will get you nowhere in your career. If you have a different point of view, respectfully share it. Great ideas and strong strategies are born from such boldness. While it may be easier to agree, the best ...

Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.

Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.
If you’ve been job hunting for a while with no results to show, it may be time to retreat and refocus a bit. The fact that your job search is not yielding results is a clear indication that something is off or you need a new approach. If you ...

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Respect: Give and it will be given to you!

Respect: Give and it will be given to you!
Skills, talent and determination will take you a long way in your career, but they must be accompanied by one very important quality: respect! How you treat others in the workplace will have a direct bearing on how they treat you. If you want to ...

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Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?

Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?
Mobile technology has redefined the job search as we know it. Recent studies indicate seven out of 10 people job search using their mobile device. Based on these findings, it’s not surprising that Quick Response (QR) codes are fast becoming a ...

Birds of a feather flock together

Birds of a feather flock together
One key to professional development is immersing yourself in the industry you want to succeed in. The best way to do that is to get to know people who are in your field or doing what you want to do, and making a point to spend time with them. ...

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?
One of the biggest obstacles employers are facing today is not a lack of job requisitions, but a lack of sufficiently skilled candidates to meet job requirements. The result: Many jobs go unfilled. As someone who has worked in the recruiting and ...

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Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!
Technology has reinvented the way companies interview. It is estimated that more than one billion people connect to the Internet via their mobile device. With easy access to video conferencing apps, an interview can take place just about anywhere ...

Is your boss pushing you out the door?

Is your boss pushing you out the door?
Your job plays a big part in your personal happiness. That’s why many people spend years of their lives pursuing degrees and mastering skills that will enable them to live out their dreams. But, what happens when your dream job comes with a ...

Polishing your professional communication skills

Polishing your professional communication skills
Your communication skills will either help you or hinder you in your career. As regional vice president of one of America’s largest employers, I can attest to this. In fact, good communication is one of the leading skills we look for in the ...

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Take advantage of company training programs

Take advantage of company training programs
Looking for a creative angle on career advancement? Training is a great way to expand your skills and make yourself attractive for promotion. Did you know many companies offer free training, education and professional development to their employees? ...

Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.

Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or changing careers, it’s crucial that you have the right skills and training for the jobs you are pursuing. But, how do you get the experience you need if no one will let you through the door? The ...

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The secret to a successful job transition

The secret to a successful job transition
The job market is starting to show signs of recovery and given the opportunity, many workers are intent to make a change. According to the latest Emerging Workforce® Study, 29 percent of all workers say they are likely to look for a new job in ...

The substance of a standout resume

The substance of a standout resume
You may have all the qualifications to succeed in a job, but if your resume doesn’t showcase them, it may never make it to the interview pile. If you want your resume to stand out of the stack, here are some pointers that will help you capture ...

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Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy

Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy
Working from home can be a wonderful thing, especially for employees with long commutes and high gas bills. But, that’s not all. According to a recent Staples Advantage survey, telecommuters said it helps them maintain better work-life ...

Never stop building your resume

Never stop building your resume
A resume is meant to be an up-to-date, professional reflection of you. Is it? If we’re honest, most of us have our resume stored on a computer that is updated once a year, at best. But, if you want a resume that represents you well, you must ...

Become a student of your career

Become a student of your career
What word best describes the experience of a student? Learning! While your days in the classroom may be over, the drive to learn, understand, discover and achieve is a lifelong quest! Ben Franklin grasped the concept well when he said, “An ...

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Never underestimate the value of experience.

Never underestimate the value of experience.
Whether you’re a student preparing for the future or a recent grad eager to land your first job, experience is essential to your success. While good grades reveal you have the discipline to study and understand the subjects relevant to your ...

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Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?

Changing jobs: Does it hold the key to career advancement?
For many of today’s top performers, the answer is a resounding yes. But, there are many other factors to consider before you make the jump. Job longevity & value Have you put in enough time at your current employer to make a valuable ...

Burning bridges is never beneficial

Burning bridges is never beneficial
Leaving your job is a big decision. Whether it’s due to dissatisfaction or the desire for greater career opportunities, how you leave will have a lasting impact on your future prospects. If you are leaving for negative reasons, don’t ...