Category Archives: Job Search

10 Soft Skills Today’s Young Talent Must Master

Skills Needed in Today

So those well-worn phrases like “detail oriented” and “hard worker” aren’t helping you land interviews? “Team player” and “strong leader” not getting the job done?

Perhaps that is because employers today know that when looking for the best-of-the-best in young talent, they must look past the cliches. To discover who might be the best fit for their team, they must dig deeper to see who has the skills they covet most…   

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What Soft Skills Do Employers Value Most? [Infographic]

The Skills Employers Want And the Skills Candidates Need

To land a quality gig in this job market, you need the skills recruiters covet most. Sadly, there is often a disconnect between the skills most valued by employer’s and the current skill set of the the applicants – or at least how those applicants go about selling their personal brand.

This infographic from DeVry University and the Career Advisory Board details the skills employers consider top priorities, the imbalance between what is sought by employers and what is sold by job applicants, and exactly what it takes to win the job or internship…   

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10 Job Interview Questions You Do NOT Have to Answer

Job Interview Questions You Don

During the job interview, employers want to learn everything they possibly can about person on the other side of the table. However, sometimes their questions can cross the line.

Which is why it is important for job seekers to be aware of the questions they can – and cannot – be asked. To avoid becoming a victim of discrimination during a job interview, here are 10 interview questions you don’t have to answer…   

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10 Ways to Stand Out in a Social Media Job Search [Infographic]

Job Hunting infomercial

Many believe social media has made the job search much easier. Others, however, believe social has made it much more difficult to stand out. After all, just how does an employer choose from so many “detail-oriented”, “hard-working”, “passionate” candidates that all sound the same?

To the rescue, with 10 excellent tips to help you stand out in on social media, comes this infographic from Reed…   

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The Secret to a Readable Resume: Less Is More

Less is More

No matter how many hours you spend laboring over your resume, it will ultimately have only 6 seconds to impress a hiring manager.

According to Katy Piotrowski, in a recent column for The Coloradoan, “What decision-makers want is a solution to their problem, and if your professional summary is too cumbersome to navigate easily, it becomes just another hassle to abandon”…   

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10 Real-World Tips to Help Rock the Job Interview

Job Interview

Very few aspects of adult life are more distressing than the job interview – perhaps because so much depends on the result.

Yet all the advice out there about job interviews seems to go right past practical wisdom to the high-end stuff that might make a difference if everything else goes perfectly. With that in mind, here are 10 real-world tips to help you rock your interview…   

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