Category Archives: Job Search

The 10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes Ever [Infographic]

10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes

Plenty of job seekers fail to realize that even the smallest mistakes have a huge impact on their success. The failure to do pre-interview research, grammatical errors in emails, or even having what is perceived as an unenthusiastic attitude will all leave you struggling to keep up in the frightening world of unemployment.

Your job search doesn’t have to be scary, though. As shown in this infographic from Careerleaf, proper preparation can help you avoid the ten scariest job search mistakes…   

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5 Ways to Show Gratitude After Getting the New Gig

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The research, preparation and hard work paid off. You should feel very proud of yourself. After all, you’ve landed your dream job!

Before the flurry of new job jitters take hold, pause to pat yourself on the back. Then – because it’s unlikely your job hunt was a solo adventure – be sure to thank everyone that helped along the way. And I do mean everyone…   

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How Humble Bragging About Former Employers Boosts Your Brand

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Here’s a tip rarely utilized by job seekers: the more impressive you make your former employers look on your resume, the better you look to potential new employers. So, carefully (and truthfully) brag about your other employers! Present them as important and successful organizations, and tie your contributions directly to their success: Expand the description of your previous jobs to include positive descriptions of  the companies, too. In your resume, say something positive in the work history section of your resume to make the experience gained there more impressive and relevant. While networking, focus on the positive or say as little   

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20 Mistakes That Still Kill Your Job Search [Infographic]

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No matter how often we talk about the serial mistakes made by job seekers… they are still being made. And they are still killing the chances of job seekers everywhere.

From spelling errors to that “partyboy420@hotmail.com” email address, and from not matching your resume to not bothering to follow-up, these mistakes – as shown in this infographic from Go Study Australia – must be avoided…   

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7 Ways a Recruiter Can Tell You’re Trying Too Hard

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Ever wonder why you never get a call from a recruiter? Can’t seem to get a job interview? Why we write version after version of our resume., only to be largely ignored?

The reason may be far more simple than you might expect: you are trying too hard…   

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5 Practical Tips for Transitioning from Classroom to Career

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After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.

Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?   

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