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Every career encounters a barricade at some point. Your creative solutions may not snap into place anymore. Your passion may smolder like dwindling coals instead of blazing like a warm fire. Changing employers is often a solution, but before you do, it may help to try your hand at being a freelancer.
What Makes Freelance Work Different
Many Americans find an appeal in freelance, contract, or consultant work. Current predictions are that 40% of…
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LinkedIn’s 332 million users make it one of the greatest assets in any professional’s job search. Used right, it can broadcast your credentials beyond traditional means. Employers and recruiters will tell you: there are clear differences between average and great LinkedIn profiles. Focus on these 15 factors and your profile won’t blend in with the scenery.
1. A Clean & Professional Picture – LinkedIn profile pictures should be the…
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In a job interview, a mistake carries like a whisper in a cathedral. No matter how small, you feel that it’s going to be painfully disruptive. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have to be the final word on whether or not you got that new job.
Most common interview mistakes are only separated from success by a thin line. Your success depends on the gravity the mistake and your ability to recover from it.
Which Mistakes Can’t Be Overcome
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A job interview is a delicate thing. It’s a rope bridge linking two Himalayan peaks. You can make it across but every step is taken with great care. Often, what tips people over the edge isn’t a slight to a former boss or an oddball response that freaks out the manager. One of these 3 well-intentioned responses causes many job seekers to lose their footing.
Getting Specific about Your Salary
It’s putting the cart before the ox. Your…
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For a long time, cover letters were considered indispensable. A resume was the brief SparkNotes overview of your career and a cover letter was the catchy synopsis of key chapters. To quote Forrest Gump, the two were like “peas and carrots.”
But these days, there are plenty of opinions to the contrary. So what’s the truth? Can a cover letter be useful or should we just jettison it in our wake?
The Case against Cover Letters
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The Holidays are finally here! It’s time to celebrate right with family and friends and…still keep up the job search? Though your first instinct may be to hang up your job search along with your stockings, there are serious advantages to searching for a new job in between all the festivities.
The Competition Is Less Aggressive
The hectic nature of the Holiday seasons makes many job seekers want to take a little break. Some convince…
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Good networking, like good conversation, is immersive. It engages people as they share information and ask in-depth questions. And the best questions to ask are those that do more than just chip at the surface. Here are three networking question to keep in mind as you dig deeper and get to the core of what’s important to you and your new contact.
1.) What does this person enjoy about his or her work? Most of us think to ask what someone does…
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Of all the factors that go into a good interview, the right meal is one of the most overlooked.
Often, there’s an assumption that you can scarf down a Pop-Tart and several breakfast burritos while still performing at your peak. But your body, much like any engine, needs the right blend of fuel to ensure you impress the hiring manager. Here’s what to eat before your interview.
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Few people perform their job search alone. Family, friends, and other connections help them make inroads with amazing employers. Having another person in your corner, especially when that person has the resources and know-how to entice hiring managers, is unbeatable. This is when professional recruiters come in handy. And if you’re planning to work with a recruiter, you can maximize that potential with these easy tips.
Be the authentic you
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Originally on our General Employment website
31 million Americans regularly skip breakfast and it shows during the job interview. Foregoing a healthy meal can leave you feeling tired, stressed, and easily distracted. To be at your best and beat the competition, reach for foods rich in these nutrients.
Antioxidants to sharpen your mental focus. There are a variety of antioxidants out there – Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta carotene – that have a…
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