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10 Common Job Search Myths Debunked

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Navigating the perplexing world of job searching, with the one-sided perspective of being a job seeker, can lead people to many common assumptions about getting hired. Let’s debunk ten of these common myths, provide a reality check… and help get you hired! Getting The Job Is Only About Skill Being qualified for the job you want with the appropriate skills is definitely an important factor. After all, if you are applying for a position as a software engineer and don’t know how to program, you won’t be able to contribute much. However, during your job interview, the hiring manager is   

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3 Mistakes That Could Mean You Won’t Get Hired

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The biggest job search myth among new graduates and young professionals is that there are no jobs available.   

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Job Marketing Approach: Should I Be General or Specific?

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Let’s say you have a little experience in different areas of marketing and sales. While they go hand-in-hand to some degree, selling yourself as a jack- or jill-of-all-trades within marketing and sales won’t be as effective as targeting your approach.

Sure, you can have multiple resumes, cover letters, and even bios, but what about the platforms where you’re confined to a singular identity, like LinkedIn or social media?   

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Face-off: Is Applying for Multiple Positions at the Same Company Smart?

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Is applying for two or more positions at the same company a red flag to hiring managers? A sign of desperation?

Hear advice on this subject from two generational perspectives on this week’s Face-off…
   

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6 Creative Resumes That Got the Job Done

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Recently, I exchanged emails with a friend managing a new hire process for his company. “I’ve looked at enough resumes the last few weeks to last me a lifetime,” he wrote. And that is our reality. Any candidate applying for a job in today’s market has to compete with up to hundreds of other applicants. So how can job seekers possibly capture a recruiter’s attention when all resumes look the same? While there are plenty of subtle ways to make a resume stand out, some job seekers have gone above and beyond active verbs, quantifiable achievements, and proper resume keyword selections. Here are six   

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What ONE Skill Makes You a Better Professional?

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Throughout you career, being passionate about customer service can differentiate you from even the best competition. It sets you apart. It makes you special.

On the job, or in your job search, here are three ways to excel in customer service…   

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