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Get Hired Jan 20, 2022
How Craigslist Can Give You the Upper Hand in Your Job Search

Are you looking for a job? If so, you're probably familiar with Craigslist job search. It's a great resource in the labor market for finding jobs, and can even give you an edge over the competition. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Craigslist when seeking employment. Thanks to the social job search and sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, you don't hear much about job boards...

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Get Hired Jan 17, 2022
Interviewing? 9 Tips to Translate Your Qualifications From Your Resume

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Even when a candidate is more than qualified on paper, they may not do well at impressing during an interview. What advice would you give them for better translating that qualification during their interview? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur...

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Get Hired Dec 27, 2021
10 Ways to Ensure Your Social Media Accounts Are Attractive to Potential Employers

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Many employers admit to checking a candidate's social media during the hiring process. So, what's one thing job hopefuls can do to ensure all their profiles are attractive in the employment market to their potential bosses? These answers are provided by the...

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Get Hired Oct 18, 2021
How to Find a Recruiter That is the Right Fit for Your Company

Finding suitable candidates for a company is getting more daunting for a hiring manager since unemployment rates in the United States are at a  50-year low, and good talent doesn't stay on the market for long. These unprecedented times are the reason why you need a good recruiter for your business now more than ever. All recruiters are matchmakers of a sort, bringing together hiring...

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Get Hired Aug 25, 2021
How to Hunt for a New Job When You're a Primary Benefits Holder 

If your family relies on your current position for health benefits, that could put extra weight on your shoulders when you're looking for a new job. Even if you're unhappy in your current role, you might talk yourself out of leaving to meet your family's needs. Roughly 157 million Americans depend on employer-sponsored health insurance, according to research from the Kaiser Family...

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Get Hired Aug 13, 2021
Don't Wait for Everything to Reopen — Start Your Job Search Now

If you race dragsters, you don't wait for the green light to accelerate. Your left foot is on the brake while your right foot is giving gas. You watch the starting lights of the "Christmas tree" count down the yellows while applying more gas. As soon as the light turns green, you release the brake and stomp further on the accelerator. This head start is not only legal but gives you an...

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Get Hired Jul 23, 2021
4 Steps to Get the Recruiting Job You Really Want

Recruiters can be candidates, too.  Remember, finding a job you really want is hard! You're an extremely valuable premium product in the highly paid search industry. You're in demand! If you haven't changed jobs in a while, you might have forgotten what your best candidates know. Use these four steps to get the recruiting job you really want: Don't Submit to Job Boards...

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Get Hired Jul 16, 2021
The MBTI® Has Many Uses... Hiring is Not One of Them

I've written quite a bit about the incredible value of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment for team building, leadership development, lifelong development and how to honor your MBTI® preferences when interviewing for a job. Hopefully, you have noticed that I have never written or spoken, for that matter, about using the MBTI® assessment as part of the selection process.  So,...

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Get Hired Jun 30, 2021
4 Ways to Advance in Your Industry Without an Internship

Working an internship is good for more than just earning college credit — it's also an opportunity to make valuable connections in your preferred professional field and gain real-life work experience. However, many college students have a tough choice to make this season: accept an unpaid internship to get a foot in the door of their target career, or find a summer job to help pay for...

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Get Hired Jun 14, 2021
Young Professionals: 10 Things to Include in Your 5-Year Plan

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What is one thing that every young professional's five-year plan should include, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members...

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Get Hired Jun 3, 2021
5 Actionable Tips to Find Your First Job Faster

Searching for your first job is a rite of passage. Every year, millions of young people enter the job market for the first time and grapple with the uncertainty of figuring out their first career step.  The COVID-19 pandemic only adds another layer to the uncertainty faced by first-time job seekers. In 2020, we saw the weakest job market for recent graduates since 2008, with a 45% drop in...

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Get Hired May 28, 2021
How to Land a Job Virtually Anywhere

Pre-pandemic, physical offices were still a major part of recruitment. Businesses built huge campuses where employees could work, eat, and even sleep so they could stay at the office as long as they needed. In fact, labor has been tied very directly to geography in every stage throughout human history. Laborers either worked where jobs were available or moved elsewhere to fulfill other...

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Get Hired May 21, 2021
How to take ownership of your authentic power in the workplace: Five tools for women

As founder of Pavo Navigation Coaching, AmyJo Mattheis has a specialty in helping companies large and small identify and address workplace toxicity in all its forms. Mattheis frequently finds herself serving as a sounding board to women in leadership positions who are struggling to own their real power. "As women, we are often conditioned not to ask for things, and to adapt to the...

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Get Hired May 21, 2021
Why Successful Hiring Managers Look Beyond the 4-year College Degree

There is a growing need for skilled tech talent, and the demand for these individuals is outpacing the number of those earning technology and computer science degrees. The result—companies have a tech talent shortage and stalled or slowed workflow. Compound this issue with the pandemic which has resulted in college-bound students taking a gap year due to financial strains or losing faith in...

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Get Hired May 14, 2021
Ten Tips for Adjusting to Workdays in the Office After a Year of Remote Work

You might be feeling an intense case of the "back-to-school butterflies" when you think of returning back to the office after a year of remote work. But unlike a long, lazy childhood summer, it has been a tumultuous year filled with a great deal of change and upheaval. Rest assured, it's natural to have a range of emotions toward the shift, while feeling conflicted about the myriad of...

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Get Hired May 6, 2021
3 Steps to Guarantee Your Next Job is More Fulfilling

Finding a new job can be arduous.  Securing a new position that enables boundless joy can seem virtually unattainable.  However, with a bit of self-exploration and awareness, attaining a role that fuels joy is possible.  Follow these steps to find out how.   1 | Ensure the job matches your values: Can you quickly rattle off your top 5-10 values? I would venture to say probably not. ...

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Get Hired Apr 30, 2021
Speak Up: How to Ask for What you Want Like a Boss

Speaking up in the workplace is a crucial leadership skill. Whether you're advocating for your opinions in a meeting, negotiating an offer with a candidate, or managing up, you have to know how to get your ideas heard and stand your ground with tact and professionalism. In other words, you have to be assertive. Assertiveness often gets a bad reputation, being equated to pushiness. But...

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Get Hired Apr 30, 2021
Want a Career in Healthcare? Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know Before Making the Change

The pandemic has upended a lot in our lives, especially when it comes to our professional lives. As a result, many workers are thinking about making a permanent change. In fact, according to a survey by HR tech company Morneau Shepell, 24 percent of workers are considering changing jobs or careers thanks to the pandemic. One industry in particular seems to have caught the eye of many...

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Get Hired Apr 23, 2021
Will Face-to-Face Networking Ever Be a Thing Again?

Last year we learned that we can all network online pretty well. Can you imagine if Covid had struck the world ten years ago?  The technology that exists today saved a lot of businesses from complete failure. That said, I talk to a lot of people who say the world will never return to what it was before Covid. I'm a little bit of a contrarian on that topic.  Not long after the Spanish...

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Get Hired Apr 16, 2021
After A COVID Time Out, How Do You Write the Perfect Resume?

As of March 2021, nearly ten million Americans are still out of work, almost double the number of unemployed people from a year ago. While the pandemic has certainly devastated the workforce, in ways we have yet to see, the country has started to recover (slowly) from the worst of it. Now is a great time to review your personal job application strategy, starting with the lynchpin of any job...

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Get Hired Apr 14, 2021
Left Out of Work by COVID? Consider These 4 Career Pivots

  The COVID-19 pandemic has driven massive job losses over the last year. Millions of Americans still remain unemployed—the Department of Labor's latest report says 770,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims in mid-March. Travel, hospitality, entertainment and personal services have been among the hardest hit occupations, and many workers say they're even willing to accept...

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Get Hired Apr 6, 2021
3 Ways Remote Work Is Changing Internships for the Better

Much like traditional employment, internships have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Last April, 22 percent of employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) said they were revoking offers for summer internship programs. Luckily for students seeking the experience and networking that internships offer, many organizations have retained...

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Get Hired Apr 1, 2021
How to Navigate Money Conversations in the Workplace Based on Your Personality Type

Money is a pervasive part of everyday life, from romantic relationships to friendships to the workplace, so it's needless to say that money conversations are really important. That said, they can also be pretty tricky and uncomfortable, especially when they involve colleagues or employers. Let's take a deeper look at the importance of these conversations and how to engage them in the...

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Get Hired Mar 25, 2021
How to Ask for Feedback That Will Actually Help You

Depending on how your company is structured and your company's management style, you may receive feedback on a regular basis, or you may only get it at your annual review. If you're reading this, we're guessing that whatever the case, you want more feedback from your bosses. Getting transparent feedback is essential to professional growth because it helps you identify your strengths...

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Get Hired Feb 26, 2021
Your Personal Blog Can Get You a Job — If You Include These 11 Things

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's one thing a candidate could add to their personal blog or website to make them stand out to an employer like you? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful...

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Get Hired Feb 23, 2021
The 7 Golden Rules to Greatly Boost Your Online Test Score

In the following article, I will walk you through seven great, practical, and actionable tips to tackle any online test from the world's top test providers. An online test can be a very intimidating and stressful experience. Approaching it without proper preparation will seriously hurt your chances at landing your desired job. Preparing in a smart way, on the other hand, will significantly...

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Get Hired Feb 22, 2021
Don't Go From the Frying Pan Into the Fire: Know What You Really Want in Your Job Search

During this time of economic upheaval, it is challenging to find a job, much less one you will really be happy in. You may be so focused on simply getting an offer that you do not realize what you are stepping into. If you find that you're often unhappy at work after starting a new role, it's probably time to improve your interviewing skills. Don't Be Like Robert Robert was searching...

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Get Hired Feb 5, 2021
Post-Military Employment: The Most Common Jobs for Veterans in the UK

Employment prospects are typically good for those leaving the military. People retiring from the armed forces can enter a wide range of jobs and industries. Here's a look at some of the most common career paths of veterans, according to army price comparison site Forces Compare. Working-Age Veterans In Great Britain specifically, forty percent of veterans leave the army at working age...

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Get Hired Feb 4, 2021
Understanding the Role of a Business Development Manager

The role of business development manager is a relatively new one in the business landscape. Here, we explore what this job really involves. What Is a Business Development Manager A business development manager (BDM) is the person in charge of generating new business for a company. Essentially a sales professional, a BDM's day-to-day role involves pitching the business to potential new...

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Get Hired Feb 2, 2021
Breaking Into the Loan Industry: 5 Jobs You Can Get

In the UK, the loan industry is a multimillion-pound business, and it's similarly large in the US. With thousands of people relying on loans to fund their everyday lives, the sector is poised to continue growing. Loans are becoming more and more ubiquitous as people look to mortgages, auto loans, and student loans to help them finance their needs. To meet this growing demand, many roles are...

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Get Hired Feb 1, 2021
Working in eCommerce: 4 Jobs You Can Get

Fundamentally, "eCommerce" refers to any commercial transaction that takes place online. The transaction could be for a financial service or purchasing items on a fashion site, for example. When money and data are transferred through the internet to buy and sell goods and services, the activity is eCommerce. Now is a great time to think about finding a role in eCommerce, as the growth of...

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Get Hired Feb 1, 2021
How to Get a Job in Penetration Testing

Penetration testers, also known as "pen testers" or "ethical hackers," simulate cyberattacks as a way to identify security flaws within a company's network and infrastructure. Penetration testers provide the organization with a full report detailing any flaws they may find in their attack on the system so the company can then remedy these flaws. These reports can also include specific advice...

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Get Hired Jan 29, 2021
Are You Ready for the 2021 Job Market? It's Time to Find Out.

COVID-19 has changed how we work, how we interact, and how we live. Based on recent economic indicators, the impact of the coronavirus will continue well into 2021. But we all still have to work and provide for our families, right? And that means being prepared to head into the 2021 job market. Do you feel ready at this moment? Are you maximizing every possible opportunity? It's time to...

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Get Hired Jan 14, 2021
Resume Tips for Career Changers [With Summary Section Template]

Shifting careers was always a challenge, even before 2020. One of the biggest hurdles career changers face is being able to show hiring managers how their past work experience will help them succeed in the new role. Did you know hiring managers only spend an average of six seconds reading each resume? That being the case, career changers must learn how to stand out and share their...

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Get Hired Jan 12, 2021
6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Executive Job Search

Overwork and burnout. An unexpected layoff. Uncertainty about your next move. An urge to pivot to something new in your career.  There are many reasons why a senior leader might reach a professional crossroads and embark on an executive job search. In our work with corporate vice president and C-suite leaders, we see a number of common mistakes these executive job seekers often...

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Get Hired Oct 14, 2020
Want to Get Hired? Here Are the Soft Skills Employers Want Today

As artificial intelligence and automation continue to advance, soft skills are only growing in importance. As routine and mundane tasks are passed off to the machines, employers are looking for candidates who bring to the table that which their robot counterparts cannot: creativity, collaboration, diplomacy, empathy, generosity, and more. In today's job market, it is often a candidate's...

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Get Hired Mar 24, 2020
5 Recruitment Trends for 2020 Both Candidates and Recruiters Should Know About

It's no doubt that, over the last decade, the recruitment landscape has changed significantly. While some changes have been glacial, others have happened at lightning speed. Today, recruitment has come out of the dark ages and has now truly embraced our modern times and technology. Although writing a killer resume is the core principle of recruitment, new strategies such as an emphasis on...

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Get Hired May 17, 2019
Landing Your First Post-Graduation Job: 7 Practical Tips

Congratulations! Graduating from college and looking for your first "real" job is an exciting and daunting time! The good news is the national unemployment rate is only 3.6 percent as of April 2019. The bad news: It takes an average of five months to land a job, and 82 percent of job seekers find the process stressful, according to a recent study. So while the economy may be...

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Get Hired May 16, 2019
How to Market Your Resume Like a Pro

When you're eager to jump into a new role and have spent time and effort crafting a fresh resume, it can be almost soul-crushing to have your applications repeatedly rejected or simply ignored. However, if you're only applying to publicly advertised jobs, you're missing out on a huge pool of opportunity. The perfect role is out there, and you can get it — you may just need to dig a...

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Get Hired May 9, 2019
The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Culture Fit

Everyone in the hiring world has heard of the concept of culture fit. It's one of the most important ideas in modern recruiting — so important, in fact, that many companies won't hire a candidate whom they deem to be "not a culture fit." No matter how qualified that candidate is, they'll be ejected from the process. But what exactly is culture fit? It's a good question, and one that...

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Get Hired Apr 26, 2019
12 Steps to Help You Bounce Back From a Layoff

Every year, millions of Americans experience layoffs, whether because of company downsizing, cost-cutting, management changes, or some other factor. Layoffs may be relatively common, but they're never fun and rarely expected. As is the case with any negative situation, however, your experience with a layoff largely depends on how you react. You may not have deserved the layoff, but you...

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Get Hired Apr 25, 2019
Parents, It's Time to Butt Out of Your Child's Job Search

In my line of work, I run into a lot of questions about parenting — but I'm not talking about the parents of young children. No, I'm dealing with the parents of fully grown adults. A lot of parents — and a lot of their adult children — don't seem to know where the boundaries are when it comes to the job search, with many parents getting themselves actively involved in their...

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Get Hired Apr 24, 2019
What Does the Ideal Cover Letter Look Like in 2019?

Cover letters aren't exactly fun to write, so it's tempting to look for reasons not to write them at all. The process of applying online often gives us the very excuse we're searching for. By not explicitly requesting cover letters, digital application portals leave the impression this once-critical document is no longer necessary. People have been speculating for years that cover...

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Get Hired Apr 22, 2019
6 Things to Know Before Beginning Your Executive Job Search

Many of us have heard the aphorism, "It's not where you start, but where you finish." This bit of wisdom holds true for many aspects of life — but when it comes to an executive job search, how you start has a significant impact on where you finish. No matter why you're heading back out into the job market, it is prudent to do your homework before diving in. Here are some of the most...

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Get Hired Apr 19, 2019
How to Turn a Job Interview Into a Job Offer

How do you turn a job interview into a job offer? It's not all about your qualifications or experience. You may have gone to Harvard, then Yale, then spent five years volunteering at your local animal shelter, but if you don't present yourself as a confident candidate, none of that really matters. Instead of gloating about your achievements, identify yourself as a problem solver, a...

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Get Hired Apr 19, 2019
Is It a Genuine Job or Just a Scam? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out:

As you're scouring Indeed for a new gig, you come across what seems like a perfect role. It's a work-from-home opportunity, and you're free to set your own schedule. For just 20 hours a week, the ad says, you can make $8000 a month! It seems too good to be true — because it is. If you've ever searched for work on a job board — and, in this day and age, who hasn't? — you're...

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Get Hired Apr 18, 2019
Job Search Breaking Your Spirit? Cut Yourself Some Slack

When it comes to job hunting, you should probably know it's not the searching that's hard. Sure, searching takes time and effort, but the search itself is not why you're in a bad mood. The search itself is not the reason you're doubting your abilities. The search itself is not the reason your period of unemployment is dragging on for so long. Think about it this way: You don't usually...

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Get Hired Apr 15, 2019
13 Tried-and-True Creative Tactics Candidates Have Used to Stand Out in Interviews

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What is the most creative way you've seen a job applicant set themselves apart (in a good way) during an interview? The answers below are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization of the world's most successful young...

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