Five Benefits of Taking a Temporary Position

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Trying to find a new job can be a difficult and lengthy process, and if you’ve been out of work for a long period of time, it can be very frustrating. This is when you might consider taking a temporary job. Don’t look at it as settling, think of it as the next step in… Read more »

Should You Customize Your Resume? Yes!

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The best way to get your resume noticed is to customize it for each job you apply for. Employers scan through resumes quickly, averaging seven seconds per applicant! If your resume isn’t tailored to list the qualifications that a particular employer is looking for, it will surely get tossed into the rejection pile. Here are… Read more »

How Following Up Can Help You Get the Job

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So it’s been a few days since your big interview and you haven’t heard an update. Even if you feel the interview went well, you still get nervous. Relax—this isn’t necessarily a sign of bad news! Remember the interviewing process can take several weeks depending on the size of the company and the number of… Read more »

The Tricks of Successful Salary Negotiation

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Negotiating your salary to get the pay you deserve is a tricky task many people find intimidating. You want to get enough to feel comfortable, but you don’t want to offend the hiring manager and have your job offer reneged. The good news is your employer wants you to feel appreciated and satisfied so you’ll… Read more »

Who Should I Be Using as References?

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Your interviews went well; you feel like you’re close to getting the job, but first the employer asks for a list of references. Figuring out who to use as a reference is a critical part of the job-seeking process. Not all hiring managers will ask for references, but you want to be prepared in case… Read more »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm in a Tight Employee Market

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In a tight job market, both employers and job seekers are looking for more effective ways to connect. Job boards aren’t always efficient because they can be overwhelming and crowded. And traditional job postings run the risk of missing some of the most qualified and highly valued candidates. In a market where companies need to… Read more »

How to Turn Down a Job Offer

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You’ve spent weeks, or even months, selling yourself to recruiters and potential employers, had several offers and now you’ve made your selection. Now it’s time to let the others down gently. You want to be courteous in this process and make all the employers who offered you jobs feel good about selecting you. Give a… Read more »

How Can You Find a Rewarding Career You’ll Love?

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Job satisfaction is important in life. While a job should never define your life, it’s too easy for discontent to spill over into your relationships, your extracurricular time, and even your physical health. In fact, when you’re happy with your job, you’re more likely to tackle other pursuits more vigorously. You’ll be more altruistic and… Read more »

Dress for the Job You Want

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If you’re getting ready for the big interview, don’t overlook the importance of dressing well for the occasion. It only takes a few seconds to make a first impression, so you want to make sure you look and feel confident as you settle in for the interview. Take some time to consider what type of… Read more »

Brush up Your Resume With These Basics

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If you’re back on the job search or you’ve decided to take your career to the next level, make sure you’re making the right impression with a professional resume. Your resume and cover letter are the first things a potential employer will review and are important parts of the screening process. Since many hiring managers… Read more »