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Career Planning: How Dan Anton Accidentally Turned SEO into a Career

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Career Planning: How Dan Anton Accidentally Turned SEO into a Career. Career advice Careers SEO

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6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

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Need help writing your resume or CV? Your resume is your most important job search tool and it can be quite difficult to write if this is the first time you've created your resume. Resumes CVs

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14 Challenging Job Interview Questions With Answers

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Practice makes perfect, and that includes job interviews. How many times have you been asked that tought question and didn't have a good answer? Interviews Interview questions Interview Tips

2017 59

6 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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It goes without saying that just a few critical mistakes during the job search and interview process separate a successful job seeker from one that fails. These mistakes are so few and so small that we tend to ignore them. But remember, they can easily change the outcome of your job search. Job Search Interview Tips negoitiate your job offer Salary

2016 81

How Do I Find Jobs on LinkedIn?

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So many people are capitalizing on LinkedIn, from getting LinkedIn training for sales teams to individual entrepreneurs using it as a content marketing platform to job seekers using it to empower their career. For them it starts with the resume. LinkedIn Job Search

2016 75

Why You Need a Website for Your Job Search

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In job search, marketing is key and having a job search marketing toolkit should be part of your job search plan. Let's face it, most employers will do an extensive web search of each candidate prior to (or certainly during) any interview process. Job Search Branding marketing toolkit personal website

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5 Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

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The interview is the most crucial step in the process of landing your dream job. The first impression your potential employer forms of you can make or break your chances of getting additional interviews or an offer. Interviews

2016 76

5 Tips for Using Your Existing Knowledge, Expertise & Skills as a Gateway to a New Career

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What if you wanted to change careers after completing your studies or working for many years in your qualified industry? It’s never too late. You would have developed many skills and knowledge that are transferable to other industries and positions.

2014 119

12 Job Search Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

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“ I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. ” – Lily Tomlin It can happen to anyone. A bad interview, a resume error (big time), insulting the interviewer (unintentionally).

2014 112

5 Strategic Job Search Tips

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To be unemployed is a distressing experience and is not what one would wish for anyone. If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills.

2014 118

What do You Want to be When You Grow Up? Job Search Made Easy

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Believe it or not, I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. The sad part is, I’ve been working for 30 years so you’d think I’d know by now, but it is never too late.

2015 96

5 Signs That It’s Time To Look For A New Job

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Whatever your reason, when should you really start looking for a job? Job Search Lateral Career Change New Job

2016 81

10 Signs You Need a Career Change

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If you are unhappy at work, you are not the only one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 42% of the labor force will leave the jobs during the current year. Career advice Career Change Careers Training

2016 75

LinkedIn Alternatives for Online Resumes

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The traditional resume is being slowly being outdated, and the number of networks that allow you to share your resume online (like LinkedIn) have grown substantially over the last few years.

2015 96

5 Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

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A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing and succeeding in getting a new job. Updating resumes, leveraging your networks, going on interviews, etc. Many people face rejection during the job search process and most have no idea why they did not succeed in getting the job.

2015 98

7 Hot Career Paths if You Enjoy Working with Children

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Not just anyone can work with children and simply liking kids isn’t enough to forge a direction for a career path. To work with or teach children effectively, you have to love what you do as well as love the kids themselves.

2014 114

Resume Writing Tips for College Students

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Creating a great resume can be a challenging task for college students and recent college grads. College Grads Resumes

7 Insights to Master the Job Interview

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The secret to the mindset for job-seeking success is to not be in a rush. When job searches are fueled by urgency, there’s potential for attempts to be undermined by cutting corners, taking unnecessary risks and feeling disheartened when things take time to work out. Interviews Career Advicd

2016 72

5 Tips for Job Fair Success

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There are many job opportunities out there, and if you are looking for a job, sometimes the best way to do so is by attending a job fair or convention. Job Fair Careers hire Job Search

5 Interview Resources for Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit

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interviewing is not just talking about yourself, it's asking the right questions, giving the right answers and expressing yourself in the right way. Interviews Interview Tips Job Search Toolkit

2016 63

8 Reasons Why You Won’t be Hired

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We all know that job search can be tough and there are so many reasons why your search may take longer than you had hoped. The economy, your industry, your experience and competition are just a few of the factors that will impact your ability to land a new job.

2014 99

The Best Formats for Your Resume

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By: Pamela Rossow. Your resume is your most important job search document. It showcases your accomplishments, experience and skills and you should continually update it so that it is ready when needed. Additionally, it is much easier to add skills/accomplishments as you go.

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Reviews – The 5 Job Search Books You Should Read

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Resumes are probably the most important document you will ever have in your career (short of a million dollar contract). It’s difficult writing a great resume, and we can all use help creating our resume. Knowing which resume formats to use, leveraging keywords, etc.

2015 86

8 Ways to Be A Smart Job Seeker

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Many of us are familiar with the hardships involved in being an unemployed job seeker (take a look at I Lost My Job, Now What ).

2015 82

What Not to Include in Your Resume

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Quantify your achievements into numbers and specific instances that help the recruiter get a good grasp of your contributions, capability, and the value you can bring to the organization. Resumes Job Search

2016 67

Resumes versus LinkedIn Profiles

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your resume is your heavy duty marketing tool and LinkedIn is your job search social network and job search tool. LinkedIn Resumes

2016 68

Transferable Skills: Your Resume and Employer

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he skills and experience gained through previous work experiences can and should be utilized as transferable skills when applying for new employment opportunities, whether it is related to your field or not. Resumes Experience skills

2017 55

Plan, Positivity, and Perspective: The 3 “P”’s of Interview Prep

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Preparing for an interview can be one of the most draining experiences you’ll have. Job Search Plan Planning

2016 71

Your Way Out: Escaping The Dead-End Job

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It’s a sorry situation that more and more people in the working world are starting to find themselves in. There’s security in a dead-end job, some might think, but security isn’t enough for everyone. If you’ve been in a job for years and you’re starting to see the walls close in on you, it’s time to pay attention to those alarm bells. Once you’ve identified a dead-end job, you have to figure out how to get out of it. Career advice Careers Job Search

2017 40

Managing Your Search – Job Search Boards

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So many job search boards, so little time. Job Search Boards (see The Four Legs of Job Search), recruiters, company career sites, social sites and so on. So where do you start? How much time should you spend on all of the millions of things you need to do in your job search? My first […]. Career advice Job Search Boards Top Job Search Sites

2017 53

10 Telephone Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Let’s face it, applying for a job has never been easier. The Internet, smartphones and cloud services have made it fairly simple and quick to apply to job postings “on the fly” As a result, companies and recruiters sometimes get hundreds of responses to a single job posting.

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Worth Your Weight in Gold? Know Your Bottom Line

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Let’s be honest, money is an important part of why we work. “No way” you say, “money is not the driving factor for me, it’s all about the experience” So maybe that’s true, but unless you are independently wealthy, you still need money to pay the bills and put food on the table. After you […]. Job Search Salary Guides

2016 64

80 Job Search Resources for Your Job Hunt

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It’s difficult to say which are the “best” job search resources for any given topic. There are so many categories and so many sites. Much of what makes a site one of the “best” is personal choice, need, content and popularity. Who knows, the best sites might yet still be undiscovered by the masses. Today’s […]. Career advice Job Resources Smart Job Search

2015 76

5 Ways to Leverage the Internet in Your Job Search

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In today's very competitive job search market, those who get there first have the best opportunity of getting the interview. Recruiters and hiring managers receive more resumes than they need to fill their job openings. Career advice Internet Job Search Mobile Job Search Smartphone Job Search Smartphones

2016 56

12 Job Search Tips & Tricks

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The job market has improved lots since 2008, but it is still difficult to find a job. Plenty of supply (as in candidates), just not enough demand (as in jobs). If you have been looking for a job for more than three months, then tips and tricks listed below could certainly help you find that job.

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5 1/2 Reasons Why You Won’t Find a Job

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With job search, there is a certain element of “right spot, right time”, but if you’ve been looking for a job for an extended period of time without any luck you should start to ask why you’ve not found a job.

2015 82

Five Devastating LinkedIn Profile Errors

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Even the simplest errors on a LinkedIn profile page can have dire effects. Here’s a list of common errors to watch out for: LinkedIn Social Media

2016 62

Need to Know Info about Landing the Interview

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Resume writing, getting the interview, and the interview itself are – like many things in life – both an art and a science. The following are a few thoughts on the topic of getting the interview that you can add to the monumental amount of information on the topic.

2016 68

High Paying Careers In Demand

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Learn about the growing demand for interpreters and translators as well as other high demand positions by clicking on the following infographic. Career advice Careers

2016 68

5 Tips for Landing an Interview with Your Online Job Application

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Job search has changed dramatically over the last 10 years.

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