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11 Job Search Predictions for 2015 You Must Embrace


As a job seeker looking for your first or next job, what trends and best-practices from the world of job search should you embrace in 2015?

I tapped my friends and colleagues to ask them what they thought job search would look like in 2015. Their predictions, listed below in no particular order, hit upon many core areas. Read carefully, and adjust your job search strategy accordingly!   

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The Secret to Turning Rejection Into Your Big Break


You really, really wanted that job… but here it is again: the dreaded “Thank-you-for-your-interest-but…” letter. What now? Move on to the next opportunity, of course! But first…

Take the time to turn that rejection letter into what could become your big break… and perhaps a job offer.   

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Let’s Sack NFL Quarterback Tom Brady’s College Resumé

Tom Brady Careerist

Mr. Brady, You are SO lucky that Bill Belichick picked you in the sixth round of the 2000 draft, because this resume would not have gotten you anywhere.

It’s okay, Tom, some of us go to the Pro Bowl nine times, and some of us write Pro-Bowl resumes. You can’t have both, that would be unfair. So let’s take on some of the places you went wrong…   

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STOP Listening to Your Parents’ Job Search Advice

Generic 1960s pic of a father and son scene.

Your parents mean well when they give you job search advice. They do! They give you heartfelt advice about finding a job and building a career because they want you to succeed. They want to see you thrive at a job. That, and they really, really want you to move out of their basement!

Unfortunately, your parents’ job seeking advice is probably terrible and you should stop listening to it. Here’s why:   

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