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10 Easy Cover Letter Tips

It is honestly the one question we get more than anything (well, other than “can you find me the perfect job?”).

Cover letters are notoriously confusing. Should you simply expand on your resume, can you explain your strengths in detail, should it be casual or formal?

Unfortunately, there is no one-size fits all when it comes to cover […]

January 13th, 2017|Job Hunting, Resumes and Cover Letters|Comments Off on 10 Easy Cover Letter Tips

Don’t Do This During a Job Interview

Some job search advice is obvious: don’t show up late to an interview, dress appropriately, and don’t call incessantly to see if you got the job.

Other behavior may not be as apparent to those looking for a job, but trust us, hiring managers notice everything.
Here are some unprofessional actions that you should not do in a […]

January 6th, 2017|Career, Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Don’t Do This During a Job Interview

Job Trends to Watch For in 2017

2017 starts in just a few hours from now.  Before we sing Auld Lang Syne and kiss our loved ones, many will spend this time reflecting on the past year (oh boy!) and thinking about what’s ahead.

If you are considering a new job or a new career in 2017, it’s important to pay attention to the job […]

December 29th, 2016|Jobs|Comments Off on Job Trends to Watch For in 2017

Things to Do Before You Quit Your Job

Are you anticipating that 2017 will be the year you find your dream job? Well, there is no time like the present to get organized and ready. You know, before you barge into your boss’s office and scream “I QUIT!

You’ll need to get your ducks in a row to make this transition easier for all involved – well, mainly […]

December 23rd, 2016|Career, Job Hunting, Jobs|Comments Off on Things to Do Before You Quit Your Job

What Hiring Managers Think About Salary Negotiations

Here is a statistic that I bet will shock you, “84% of employers expect job applicants to negotiate salary during the interview stage.”

Now take a second and think about your last job search; did you negotiate your salary? Many people believe that their chances of getting a position decrease if they don’t take the first salary offer given […]

December 15th, 2016|Interviewing, Job Hunting|Comments Off on What Hiring Managers Think About Salary Negotiations

How You Know You Have a Bad Mentor

A few weeks back, we gave you some advice on how to ask someone to be your mentor. If you followed our tips and found a mentor, great!

However, the mentor/mentee relationship can be tricky. How do you know if you chose the right person to help you further your career?

Here are some things to look […]

December 8th, 2016|Career, Job References|Comments Off on How You Know You Have a Bad Mentor

Tips for Finding Part-Time or Seasonal Work

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to look for seasonal work.

Whether you just want to make a little extra cash for the holidays, or you think it will be a good way to get your foot in the door, part-time/seasonal work is not just for a retail positions at Banana Republic.

If you’re looking for […]

December 2nd, 2016|Career, Job Hunting, Jobs|Comments Off on Tips for Finding Part-Time or Seasonal Work

Achieve Your Career Goals

A great athlete once said, “set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there”.

Everyone has career goals. Whether you’ve written them down in a journal-like way to help keep on track. Or you’re currently on the path to achieving those goals. Or even if you’ve ideas in the back of your mind, but […]

November 21st, 2016|Career, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Achieve Your Career Goals

Refresh Your Resume for 2017

Unless you have a crystal ball, you’re not entirely sure if you’ll be looking for a job in 2017. That is why it’s important to be prepared; and especially important to have your resume always ready.

We’ve given advice on making sure your resume will stand out, what words to delete from your resume, and how to […]

November 18th, 2016|Job Hunting, Resumes and Cover Letters|Comments Off on Refresh Your Resume for 2017

How to Ask Someone to Be Your Mentor

As an adult there are many things that may be uncomfortable to ask another adult. For example, when you’re a three-year-old, it is perfectly acceptable to ask another toddler, “Will you be my friend?”. But at thirty-three…not so much.

“Will you be my mentor? is not as ridiculous, but it can still be slightly awkward.

A mentor […]

November 10th, 2016|Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Ask Someone to Be Your Mentor