The Importance of Social Media For Your Job Search [Infographic]

We all know that getting a great position in a field you love is difficult, but according to a study by JobVite, it might just be where you’re looking. Recruiters use a variety of tools to find qualified candidates, but have begun to rely on social media networks including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Before you start applying for positions, make sure your social media accounts are optimized to give employers the best impression of you and your skills. Take a look at this infographic from careerglider.com to learn how recruiters are using social media, who they’re looking for, and how   

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7 Ways to Ensure a Valuable Job Application

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Don’t press “submit” on that job application. Not yet. You’re not done. Even though you’re itching to find a new gig, cool your jets. The market is saturated so you need to be sharp. A recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, found roughly 2.4 million employees are dashing for the exit every month. A “jolt” for your boss, maybe. For you, it’s a chance to start fresh. Before you send off the resume/cover letter combo, run all your documents through this seven-question checklist. The reason: you need to make sure your writing is relevant, meaningful and frankly worth reading from   

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8 Actions You Must Take After Job Search Rejection

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Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call or email you just received – the one that included, “Thank you… but…” – let you know otherwise.

After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned…   

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3 Things Internships Teach You About Your Personality

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Yes, internships give you the work experience you need to land your first job, but that’s not the only impact they can have on your career path.

The time you spend at internships can help you learn more about your personality at work, and whether or not the path you’ve chosen is the right one for you.   

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What to Do When Layoffs Are on the Way

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The whispers and door closings become more frequent. Staff is on edge. They aren’t stupid. The handwriting is on the wall.

Layoffs are coming…   

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Leave a Lasting Impression with Your LinkedIn Headline

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On LinkedIn, we can also share our personal brands with the world. And we can do that in one sentence. Can you guess where?

In the professional headline, the space right below your name…   

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