Category Archives: Job Search

A Job Search Success Story: The Very First Thanksgiving

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Once upon a time, early settlers to North America posted a job on PilgrimHelpWanted.com. While only one person applied for the position, they were quite excited about bringing on a new team member.

Here, just in time for Thanksgiving, is a fictional account of how that interview might have gone had it happened in today’s recruiting world…   

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11 Ways to Start Your Job Search on the Right Foot

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While you can’t control the economy or that it takes an average of about 25 working days to fill a position (according to Dice Holdings August hiring report) – you can control how you conduct your job search.

Here are 11 ways you can get your job search started on the right foot…   

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Job Search Do’s and Don’ts for the Modern Job Hopper

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Data shows that Millennials are more likely to change jobs than any generation before. In fact, the average 24-year-old today has already held 6.4 jobs.

   

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How to Impress During Your Next Virtual Job Interview

How to Impress in Your Video Interview

As Skype and Google+ Hangout interviews continue to grow in popularity, job seekers are learning there is little difference between a video interview and the in-person variety.

In fact, many of the steps – from how you dress, to preparation, to proper eye contact and effective follow-up – are now exactly the same as if you were walking into the office and talking face-to-face…   

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6 Ways to Dramatically Speed Up Your Job Search

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Yes, finding a job can be a lengthy process. And at this point, you may be ready to take a job you don’t want just to pay the bills.

Before you go that route, know this: if you take the right steps as you search for work, you can put your job search into overdrive – and get that job you really want!   

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What Are the Top 7 Job Search Fails?

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Job search taking longer than you expect? Not getting very many job interviews? Job offers not exactly flowing in?

That may be because how you are going about your job hunt is all wrong. And no matter how hard you work at a bad strategy, it’s still bad strategy. So let’s debunk your outdated and ineffective beliefs that are leading to job search failure, starting with eight I see most often…   

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