Job Search Insights

resume tips, job search tips June 02, 2016

6 Critical Resume 'Must Haves'

When applying for jobs, being able to stand out among the mass of applicants can feel insurmountable. However, getting a recruiter to notice your resume is actually easier than you think – especially if your resume is missing something or has obvious mistakes.

bad work habits, career advice April 28, 2016

7 Bad Work Habits to Leave at Home

Picture this: It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning and you’re at your desk hammering out a project that’s due to your boss by 9:00 a.m. You made the extra effort to come into the office early, but notice that your teammate for this project didn’t feel the same. You are vigorously wrapping things up when you see your coworker rolling into the office at 8:45. After making himself a cup of coffee and scrolling through his social media, he conveniently makes his way over to your desk just in time to hand the project over to your boss.

Tips for Stand-Out Cover Letter Writing

Job Search, soft skills February 11, 2016

Soft Skills Employers Look for in New Hires

When looking for a new job, it’s easy to focus on the hard skill requirements for a given position and automatically rule yourself out if you don’t meet every qualification. Although particular hard skill sets might be non-negotiable for certain positions, soft skills are equally as important.

Job Search, Changing Careers February 11, 2016

Streamlining Your Job Search: Sifting Through the Milieu

It’s no secret that finding a new job can be challenging. The most important thing to remember is this: you can’t apply to a position that you don’t know is available.

Job seekers, Job Search February 10, 2016

How to Prepare for your Interview

 Interviewing for a job can definitely be a nerve-wracking experience. But job candidates have a lot more control over the process than they think. As with many things in life, preparation is the key. Here are a few tips to a successful interview prep.

Job Search, temporary job December 04, 2015

Turbocharge Your Career with a Temporary Job

If you have been out of the job market for an extended period of time due to unemployment, child care, or an illness, the temporary job market is a great way to get back into the business environment and reboot your career.

Job Search, Job Offers November 20, 2015

Knowing When to Turn Down a Job Offer

Securing a job offer is always an exciting development, no matter if it’s your first official offer or the fiftieth. But what if there were some “red flags” during the interview process or the details of the job offer aren't what you thought they would be? Here are a few reasons why turning down an offer could actually be the right move for you. 

Veterans November 11, 2015

Decoding Your Resume for Military Veterans

US veterans receive incredible hands-on training and certification while in the service. Whether it is in the form of logistics management or healthcare administration, they are well prepared to enter the civilian workforce. However, the sticking point for many vets is the heavy use of acronyms on resumes – and during interviews.

Job Search, cover letter November 06, 2015

The Dos and Don'ts for Cover Letter Writing

Whether you’re a recent graduate entering the job market for the first time or a seasoned professional looking to make a career move, having the skills to write a stand-out cover letter is key to landing your new job.

November 06, 2015

5 Resume Myths Debunked

Resume styles go through cycles based on the stage of your career. Below are five resume myths and how to best present your skills.

October 29, 2015

What HR Thinks of Halloween Costumes at Work

Below is an info-graphic that answers the question: Should employees wear Halloween Costumes at work? 

Job Search October 27, 2015

Why Can't I Get A job?

The job search process can often be long and exhausting, and many days can end with this frustrating question: “Why can’t I get a job?” It’s a question that most people ask themselves at somepoint or another, but often goes unanswered. And perhaps the key to finding an answer it is to get more specific. Could there actually be something you’re doing during the interview process that’s preventing you from getting a job offer?

Job Search, entry-level jobs October 27, 2015

How to Successfully Navigate through the Changing Job Market

With the unemployment rates steadily dropping in the past few years, the job market has begun to significantly change. Until recently, we had been living in a primarily employer driven job market that gave companies a majority of the power when hiring and retaining their employees. Unfortunately for them, the recent changes in our economy are causing more positions to become available with less talent to fill them, especially in the architectural, engineering and financial industries. And although this labor shortage isn’t ideal for employers, it can be great for jobseekers that are able to use it to their advantage.

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