Category Archives: Job Search

10 Traits of Today’s Most Successful Job Seekers

Successful Job Seekers

I’ve met a lot of job seekers over the years. The successful ones – the ones who land jobs faster – approach their job search similarly.

Here are the 10 job search secrets that set the best job seekers apart from average candidates!   

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Are Your Expectations For Your First Job Realistic?

Workplace Expectations

Last week, I spoke with a startup business owner busily hiring his first round of entry-level talent. While he was excited to welcome newly-graduated Millennial talent for the versatility and depth of knowledge they bring in the world of social media, he also felt frustrated by the expectations he had encountered so far. From his point of view, it seems like every candidate expected Ping-Pong tables, long lunch breaks and free gourmet coffee 24/7, and he isn’t offering those perks any time soon. However, the opportunity he is offering feels like a golden one to him: the ability to learn   

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The 12 Best Questions for Closing Your Next Job Interview

12 Best Job Interview Questions

The interview is winding down. You’re feeling pretty good about the conversation so far, and then they ask the phrase that can strike terror in heart of interviewees:

“Do you have any questions for me?”    

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6 Reasons Volunteering is Great for Your Job Search


Struggling to accrue the necessary experience to find a good job? Getting beat up by a long job search?

If you are a new grad with little actual work experience, or a job seeker looking for your next position, here are the reasons that you must consider volunteering…   

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Life After College: What Can Recent Graduates Really Expect? [Infographic]

Several months now after graduating, many college students are learning there is/was a large discrepancy between their expectations and workforce reality.

For more about the expectations and attitudes of the younger members of our workforce, including how they find their first jobs out of college, check out this infographic from College Living…   

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Finally: Job Search Advice from Someone Who Cares

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I’ve reviewed countless resumes, and by far the biggest challenge is filtering through the high percentage of applications destined for the reject pile.

Mind you, I don’t enjoy rejecting anyone! But when there’s only one position to fill, often with narrow qualification criteria, it’s inevitable that a large majority of applicants won’t make it…   

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