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If you’re like most people, your job search isn’t the only thing on your plate. Work, family obligations, volunteering, social events, and even some relaxing downtime all jockey for prime real estate in your busy schedule.
Your precarious balance can easily be upset as you try to accommodate the added weight of your job search. Stress can go viral. That is, if you fail to manage it.
Segment your job search
Often, what makes the job search…
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The big buzz for educators and economists, business owners and politicians is STEM education. That makes sense given 29 nations outperformed the U.S. in mathematics and 22 nations outperformed the U.S. in science in 2012 PISA test results. Math and science need higher emphasis, but is artistic creativity being abandoned in the process? That’s what the rising STEAM movement (which adds art to the mix) wants to avoid.
The Mixed Success of…
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Over the last 6 years, temporary employees have stepped out of the shadows to become a larger part of the workforce. CareerBuilder reports that temporary employment services have grown 57 percent from 2009 to 2014, and it’s not just for clerical roles or day laborers.
Anyone from accountants and system analysts to developers and machinists can now be ordered to fit a business’ workload fluctuations and…
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After all your hard work, it looks like everything has finally come together. Your interview was a success and you’ll start your new job in just a short time. Though you might be inclined to ease off the grindstone, your work now still matters. It can either help or haunt your next job search.
Why Your Next Job Search Matters
That’s great, but why worry about future job searches now? Because even good jobs don’t last forever.
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It’s show time for your interview. Just like at the movies, it’s natural to silence your cell phone. Simple enough, but phones ringing and even candidates answering calls are still among the most common interview mistakes that hiring managers see.
Deactivate your alarms and power down your phone before you enter the building. That fix is simple enough. Yet that isn’t the only way your cell phone is ruining your interview. Your career…
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To you, what does networking look like? For years, the image has been reduced to a conference hall filled with name-tagged professionals glad-handing and swapping business cards.
That broad caricature undercuts what makes building your list of network contacts enjoyable and worthwhile: it can happen at any time and any place.
Networking Moves You Beyond Norms
The whole point of building your network is to avoid career stasis. You’ve either…
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That vacancy in your team is driving you mad. You’ve been searching for weeks and the perfect candidate is nowhere in sight. Is the talent pool as dried up as Death Valley or is something askew with your hiring criteria?
The Toll Open Positions Take
Your hiring woes are not the exception. Extended vacancies have become the norm as more employers hold out for that singular candidate. In fact, the national average for the time an advertised…
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The specifics of most job interviews are shrouded in mystery. Beyond the specific date and time marked on your calendar, every other variable is ambiguous. You receive no agenda or official timetable, yet you’re still called upon to perform up to expectations. Preparation is essential, but it’s easy to find yourself wondering where to start?
We’ve gathered 12 of our best job interview resources, bringing you from days before your meeting…
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Imagine you’ve just interviewed a candidate. He or she is a perfect technical fit and passes all your own personality requirements. You’re smitten, but you need to get approval from further up the chain. Several days or a week pass. When you finally reach out to the candidate or your recruiter, the window of opportunity is gone. That perfect candidate has already moved on to another job.
It’s a common situation for anyone who has tried to…
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Good resumes have a central feature in common: their words and layout capture an employer’s attention like runway lights leading a pilot to land.
To do that, job seekers need to provide a clear, straightforward explanation of who they are and who they will be as employees. Summary statements do that best.
Objective Statements vs. Summary Statements
Once, the objective statement was a resume staple. It told hiring managers what type of job…
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