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The One Thing Every Good Resume Does

The One Thing Every Good Resume Does

Trying to stand out to an employer? Most companies openly tell you how to do it. Job advertisements emphasize which job requirements and desired skills are important so businesses don’t have to sift through as many unqualified candidates in the midst of interviews. And to snag their attention, you have to encode your resume with these bits of information. A Job by Any Other Name… Every company has their own internal lingo.…

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Why Your Resume Alone Isn’t Getting You Hired

Why Your Resume Alone Isn’t Getting You Hired

Is the resume dead? Not yet, but the job search is changing fast. 94 percent of all recruiters use LinkedIn and social media tools to fill open positions. Online retailer Zappos now avoids traditional resumes. It seems you can no longer get by with a clean and concise CV alone. These days, you need a pinch of advertising savvy to get a job. The good news? You don’t have to do anything but talk about what you know and love. Don’t Overload…

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June Jobs Reports Goes Off With a Bang

June Jobs Reports Goes Off With a Bang

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report a day early and signs are good news. Employment blew beyond predictions, unemployment dwindled further, and revisions from previous months all went up. Here’s how our economy is seeing fireworks and what we can expect on the horizon. A New Spark in the Numbers The biggest announcement of the BLS June jobs report is the 288,000 nonfarm payroll jobs added to the economy, surpassing the…

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Ohio Critical to National Manufacturing Recovery

Ohio Critical to National Manufacturing Recovery

Last week, U.S. manufacturing PMI percent was recorded at the highest point since May 2010.  Markit, a financial information services agency, found that manufacturing output and payroll numbers have increased for several successive months. It’s safe to say that the US economy is making vital progress in the second quarter and a multitude of sources now indicate that Ohio is playing a big part in our economic resurgence. Thriving logistics…

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Can a Simple Hello Ruin Your Job Interview?

Can a Simple Hello Ruin Your Job Interview?

Can a simple “hello” ruin your job interview? A psychological study at the University of Glasgow, Scotland found that first impressions begin to drastically take shape the moment you speak. So, is your voice helping you to make a good first impression? Does your hello say “friend” or “foe?” In the University of Glasgow psychology study, Dr. Phil McAleer recorded 64 men and women uttering a simple hello to gauge the way people make…

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The Real Reason You’re Stuck in a Dead End Job

The Real Reason You’re Stuck in a Dead End Job

Sometimes, you find yourself stuck in a dead end job. Your technical skills are stagnating with oversimplified challenges and there is no chance for you to climb the ladder. Nothing shy of a new job can alleviate your boredom. So, you hunt for the perfect fit, one that satisfies your need for heightened achievement and growth potential, and apply. Then you just wait, fully assured that the position is a perfect fit for you. That’s where…

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May Jobs Report: Job Numbers Hit Pre-Recession Levels

May Jobs Report: Job Numbers Hit Pre-Recession Levels

It’s a promising day for the May jobs report. More jobs were added than economists predicted, unemployment and labor participation levels remained steadily low, and the U.S. economy finally recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession. From what the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting, the economic future bodes well. Even the morning’s stock market trading started off with a bang. Where can we expect to go from here? Real Signs of…

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4 People You Need In Your Network Right Now

4 People You Need In Your Network Right Now

If your approach to building your network is similar to firing a round of buckshot into the air, reconsider it. You might hit something, but will that connection really pay off? When it comes down to it, there are only 4 types of people you need in your network. Target your networking methods to them and you’ll save hours of your precious time. For all of these connections, never lead with a self-serving, puerile request to connect. It leads…

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4 Reasons No One is Reading Your Resume

4 Reasons No One is Reading Your Resume

It’s happened to everyone. You put the time into writing your resume and the most you hear back is a soft ping notifying you that your application has been “received” (it certainly doesn’t seem that way). Even with desirable skills, some resume mistakes cause you to be overlooked. It’s frustrating but isn’t an insurmountable hurdle. Here are the 4 reasons no one is reading your resume. Your Formatting Is an Eyesore Resume formatting…

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Interview Research Tips that Most Job Seekers Forget

Interview Research Tips that Most Job Seekers Forget

Don’t want to belly flop in your interview? It’s a given that you do some pre-interview research. However, too many candidates stick to the shallows when doing research on the company. And because of that, they’re missing the chance to make deeper connections. The first step is to know what a company does, what the position requires, and who will interview you. No one makes a good impression without these details. Otherwise, it looks like…

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