Job Seeker Advantage: Applying for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist


USA TODAY reports employers added an average of 246,000 jobs each month in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999. Finally, for the first time in 15 years, it seems companies have started to hire in a meaningful way.

Welcome back, economy!

But all this hiring is happening the way it used to…   

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How to Carefully Craft a Resume Sure to Impress


Does “Applicant Tracking System” or “ATS” mean anything to you? If you’re a job-seeker, they should… and after reading this post, they will.

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software platform used by 90% of large and medium businesses…   

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9 Steps to a Successful Personal Branding Strategy [Infographic]

9 Steps to a Positive Personal Brand

True: the term “personal branding” may have crossed over into cliche status. However, there is no doubt that in today’s job market how you market yourself plays a critical role in your career.

That’s why we love this simple infographic from… here you see exactly how, in just 9 steps, to create a successful personal branding strategy…   

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Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

RIP Resume

Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas   

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It’s Time to Take Control of Your Internship Search

Take control

Does it feel like you’ve been searching and applying for internships non-stop, yet haven’t had any luck? No call-backs? No interest? No interviews?

I this is true for you, then it could be a sign you need to regain control of your search… it’s time to try something different!   

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The Two Job Interview Techniques You Must Master

Job Interview Focus Confidence

In the human resources and career development worlds, the acronyms “STAR” and “CAR” get thrown around a lot. And for good reason: both are highly effective techniques for demonstrating a job seeker’s aptitude for working well in challenging situations. So you can master these proven job interview (and personal branding) techniques, let’s take a look at both STAR and CAR: When to Use Them Both methods can be used during behavioral interviews, meaning interviews that focus on how a candidate acted in certain employment situations. The logic behind this comes down to a common recruiting phrase, “The past predicts the   

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