Author Archives: Brazen Careerist

5 Ways to Find The Right Recruiter for Your Job Search

Find the Right Recruiter

When job or internship searching, do you spend most of your time looking for openings on job boards? Sending off dozens of applications? That’s so 2004! No one does the job board thing anymore! All the cool kids are using their network to get referrals for jobs that aren’t on job boards, and the coolest of the cool kids don’t just stop with people they know — they reach out and network with recruiters. But hold on, Tiger. Don’t go firing off emails to every recruiter you come across. You have to find the right kind of recruiter for you.   

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The 5 Best Job Interview Questions a Candidate Ever Asked

Raise Your Hand

Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right?

Only one problem, though: Decidedly “me” questions about salary, benefits and work hours (while important details) aren’t appreciated by hiring managers until at least your second interview    

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3 Proven Hacks to Help You Job Search Smarter

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You likely began your job search methodically and with purpose.

Over time, though – as you chase down multiple leads, write multiple resumes, and as you make multiple phone calls – both your desk and brain become filled with leads and questions. Soon, you feel like you can’t neglect even the smallest task…   

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5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

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This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over… or maybe that temp contract is about to expire.

This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation…   

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5 Things Employers Want to See When They Google You

Google Search

You know the basics of keeping your social media profiles “clean” when applying for work; you understand the necessary strategies for job hunters in the digital age.

But this alone is not enough to make you hirable. Because when employers search online, they want your digital presence to give them more than a person free of red flags. Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self…   

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4 Reasons You Should Obsessively Track Career Achievements

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Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work?

You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…   

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