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It’s Time To Reframe How You Think About Job Hunting

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Your dream job might not be a realistic option. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create it.   

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5 Tips for Fun and Effective Informational Interviews


as I approach the end of my senior year in college, I have a personal goal of one informational interview a week. I’ve competed many already, and I can tell you:

Informational interviews are a great tool for making connections, getting advice, and prepping myself for future interviews…   

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One Overlooked Factor That Helps Land a Better Job, Faster


When looking for a job, you probably already take into account your skills, experience, passions, and interests.

But there is another factor you may be missing, because if you aren’t already investigating how the world around you can shape your job hunt, you are doing yourself a disservice…   

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7 Things You Must Know About Getting Referred for a Job


There is one thing you can do, above all else, that increases your chances of being hired: Earn an employee referral. Referred candidates are more likely to get hired, perform better and last longer in jobs. This is why companies, large and small, are investing in referral programs. It makes good business sense for them and for you. Here are seven things you need to know about being a referred candidate, based on a recent survey commissioned by iCIMS, a provider of talent acquisition solutions (you can see the full report here): 1. Referred Candidates Have Better Odds of Getting   

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3 Assumptions You Should Never Make About Your Resume


Job seekers make assumptions about many aspects of their job search. In the long run, many of those assumptions are wrong… and can mean a much longer job search. True: even a fabulous resume isn’t guaranteed to land you a job; but a poorly done resume will cost you opportunities. These are the three worst assumptions I see job seekers make about their resumes, and what you may be able to do instead… 1.  Your Resume Will Be Seen These days many employers use software, known as applicant tracking systems (ATS), to store resumes and job applications.  Then, to find the resumes   

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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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