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Social Media & A Job Search: 7 Reasons To Be Careful

  How important are social media sites in your job search?  They are a must so that recruiters can find you and check out your skills and background.  However, they can also get you eliminated from a search.  A new study released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) highlights just how HR can weed out candidates…

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Your Resume Summary: 10 Helpful Hints

The resume summary has become the most important part of a resume today.  Objectives, qualifications and statements no longer rule.  The summary section ties everything in your resume together so that a hiring manager has a nice, concise overview of you.  For communications people, it can also show a hiring manager that you can’t be concise,…

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15 Interview Questions You Must Be Able To Answer

Can you answer these 15 interview questions?  During an interview, you will be asked many questions.  Some specific and some more generic,  geared to learning more about you and your motivations for applying for a particular position.  While an interviewer is not trying to trick you, they want to find out what makes you tick so…

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Resume Rules: 2016

Resume styles change and, as you gain experience, you want to highlight changes year to year.  Start the year off with writing or updating your resume. Is your resume highlighting what it should? Are you marketing yourself correctly? There are a lot of things a resume can do for you and the right resume format can…

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Need A Job? 3 Steps To Improve Your Chances

According to PayScale, finding a job is still difficult.  When you factor in people who have been out of work for 15-plus weeks and those underemployed, the effective unemployment rate has been about 10 percent for the last year.  That means there is a lot of competition out there.  If you have been hunting and…

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2016: Workplace Trends To Watch

Workplace trends are always an interesting phenomena.  Will they come true?  Will they really change things?  Our economies are changing and we are a much more culturally diverse world with global interests.  How will these facts come into play?  GoodHire has developed a list of 11 legal, tech and cultural trends that will shake up 2016. …

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(2015 Top Post) Your Vocabulary: 15 Words To Eliminate

I recently read an article, “15 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Vocabulary To Sound Smarter,” on Forbes.com.  The author, Jennie Haskamp,  writes that people don’t have the time or the attention span to read more words than necessary.  Readers should want to hear you out, understand your message and be entertained.  To do this,…

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Job Hopping: 3 Positive Reasons To Hop

Job hopping on a resume is deadly.  Recruiters and hiring managers look at job hopping as a huge negative.  There are, however,  very good reasons for job changes and hiring managers have to learn to look a little deeper before tossing the resume. Candidates must also be able to explain the moves and, frankly, think…

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Job Interview Prep: 10 Questions To Ask

Being prepared for a job interview is essential.  Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find out everything about a company or a particular job ahead of time.  Before you go for any interview, think about what is important to you.  What worked and didn’t work at your present and past positions.   What do you need to…

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Change: 6 Job Search Changes For 2016

All things change, even job search strategies.  All employers are looking for adaptability as corporate strategies and positions can change quickly and adaptability in your job search is a must.  Social media, time pressures, employer applicant tracking systems have all had an impact on how we job hunt.  It’s harder than ever to get a…

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Job Seekers: How They Search & What Influences Them

To help employers understand the job seeker, Indeed conducted two talent studies in the US.  Over 8,000 adults were surveyed to find out how they searched for jobs and what influenced their decisions.  Indeed also surveyed 1,000 talent professionals to get their perspectives and looked at their own data to uncover some compelling insights about how often…

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Oops: 4 Steps To Recover At Work

By Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Committing the ultimate ‘oops’ at work is embarrassing.  We all can and do make the stupid mistake now and then.  You can’t hide it, hide from it, or pretend it didn’t happen.  Some people will understand and forget, some won’t.  It’s up to you to make sure it doesn’t last.…

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Dated Resume? 4 Changes To Make Now

Is your resume dated?  Are you just adding your most current position without redoing it?  Any professional, but particularly a communications pro, is going to be judged on what their resumes look like and say.  You can’t afford to send the wrong message.  If a company wants to update their image, they are not going…

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What Matters On Your Resume: Hiring Managers Speak Up

What matters on your resume, according to hiring managers, was the topic of a recent survey by the Addison Group.  The company surveyed 505 employees responsible for hiring.  The results examine how hiring managers evaluate candidates and how preferences differ among managers across generations.  As more of the Millennials move into the workforce more accurate…

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Your Email Signature: Steps To Create One

Whether your are employed or not, your emails should have a signature.  If you are in a transition, it’s extremely important that you maximize your email signature.  If employed but looking, your personal email also needs a signature.  Your email signature is your part of your image and will represent you throughout your professional life. …

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Reality: 5 Ways To Work With A Younger Boss

The workplace is changing and the reality is  you may find yourself working for a younger supervisor/boss.  It may not be a situation your are comfortable with or even like but it’s the real world.  A survey by Harris interactive and CareerBuilder showed that 69 % percent of workers ages 55 and older currently have a…

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Whining? 10 Childlike Behaviors At Work

Childlike behaviors in the office may seem like a joke to many but according to CareerBuilder, these behaviors are very present in today’s work environment.  The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, surveyed over 2,500 HR managers and more than 3,000 employees.   While ‘letting off steam’ can be good and productive if done in a positive manner, this survey…

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Prepping For A Job: 5 Hacks To Help

Prepping for a job search or interview can be very time-consuming.  It is certainly true that looking for a job is a full-time job.  This is particularly the case if you are currently employed.  Luckily, there are some search hacks that can help you speed up the process.  Whether you are beginning your search and need…

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Honesty: 3 Key Items To Tell A Recruiter

What key items to tell your recruiter can be a confusing issue.  Most candidates understand what to say to the hiring manager or the internal recruiter (HR) but they don’t understand what to tell an external or third-party recruiter.  External recruiters need certain information to match you to the ‘right’ position and they need to…

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