How Do I Start Working with a Recruiter?

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Working with a recruiter opens a lot of doors. As with any endeavor, the hardest part is getting started. Once you get over the initial hump, you can quickly energize your job search and get your career on track. The benefits of a staffing agency are well known. Recruiters let you find jobs faster than… Read more »

Tax Season Preparation: Materials You Need from Your Employer

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Just when you start to get excited about spring, you remember that annoying chore that comes around every April 15: Tax Day. It’s the time of year when you must round up all your paperwork and crunch your income numbers. To some extent, you need your employer to be a partner in this process. They… Read more »

5 Tips to Showing Your Boss You’re Irreplaceable

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Worried about getting edged out of your current position by some low-cost, up-and-coming hotshot? Looking to add some leverage to your next salary negotiation? Your best bet on both fronts is to make yourself irreplaceable in the eyes of your boss. By making yourself the center of your team’s operation, you gain job security and… Read more »

Turn a Bad Interview Around in This Simple Step

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A tension has entered the air. Everyone started off the interview politely and engaged. But now, attention is starting to wane. Your interviewers seem suddenly impatient, checking their phones or distractedly going through the motions. You’re blowing your chance. It may seem hopeless, but there’s still a chance to salvage the situation. Imagine that moment… Read more »

Is the New Year the Right Time for a New Job?

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The new year. It’s traditionally considered a time of new beginnings. Spring may still be a few months off, but the start of January represents fresh horizons and the possibility of a better year ahead. But does that make the new year the right time to find a new job? Actually, it usually does. While… Read more »

4 Ways to Get a Job with Little Experience

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Finding a job with little or no work experience presents a daunting challenge. It’s difficult to get hired, because no one wants to deal with the learning curve or take a chance on an untested talent. The circumstances create a Catch 22-type situation: how do you get experience when no one will hire you? Building… Read more »

How Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

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You spend hours online every day, mostly watching puppy videos and posting pictures of the meals you order at restaurants. You feel like you’re pretty good at social media. Well, like any competency, why not use it to help your career? Why not leverage your social media skills to help you find a job? It’s… Read more »

5 Tips for Following Up After an Interview

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A job interview feels like a conclusion, like a concert at the end of a long, tedious rehearsal schedule. But that’s not quite true. The interview doesn’t close off the recruitment process. Rather, you can still take steps to follow up after the meeting and improve your chances of landing the position. Can you make… Read more »

Make Your Job Search Smarter with These Essential Tips

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Don’t work harder…work smarter. You hear the expression all the time. It’s good professional advice, and you can put it into action even before you land a position. By running a smarter job search, you increase your chances of finding a meaningful, career-building opportunity. Job searches quickly become tedious slogs. You end up just sending… Read more »

Creative Interview Answers to “What’s Your Weakness?”

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It’s like the final boss of the job search video game: the dreaded “what’s your biggest weakness” question. It’s the kind of query that keeps you up the night before. However, it doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing interview-killer. There are creative ways to turn the question to your advantage. The “biggest weakness” question doesn’t… Read more »