Workplace Success: Tips for Good Digital Manners

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Work has changed. In this fast-paced digital world, you need new skills, tools, and tactics to keep up with job growth and advances in communication technology. You’ll stand out as an employee who communicates effectively in today’s marketplace, which gives you a huge advantage in meeting your career goals. Check out our tips below to… Read more »

Why You Should Write a Cover Letter (+ a Template)

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Why should you write a cover letter? Especially when you are completing an online application, a cover letter can seem like just one more task. But the cover letter offers an important extra chance to tell an HR person or recruiter more about both your qualifications and interest in the position. ResumeLab – an online… Read more »

Top 3 Job Search Resources Chosen by You

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  We are sharing the top 3 job search resources from this past year that you chose and read the most. Practical advice for doing well in an interview, additional sources for finding the right job, and alternatives to pursue if your dream job is not accessible topped the list. See our recaps and find… Read more »

Is a Skills-Based Resume a Good Choice for You?

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There are two main types of resumes you can use when applying for a new position. First, you can use a chronological resume. This resume lists your work experience and achievements at each position, starting with the most recent first. Or you can craft a skills-based or functional resume. This type of resume lists your… Read more »

3 Tips for Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

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Behavioral interview questions are a little like the dreaded story questions in 10th-grade algebra. “Tell me about a time…”. They are formatted by presenting a situation, asking about what action you have taken to respond to something similar in the past and the result. Dr. Travis Bradbury writes on LinkedIn: Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear… Read more »

How Do Employment Agencies Work?

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There are many ways to conduct a job search – online job boards, personal and professional networking – and working with an employment agency. How exactly do employment agencies work? And are there benefits to you as the job seeker in working with one? What Employment Agencies Do Companies hire the agency to find employees… Read more »

How Do You Set Up an Effective Job Search Strategy?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, you probably will change jobs 10-12 times in your working life. You will also likely make at least three major career changes. So, learning how to job search is an important skill. Having a job search strategy can set you up for success. Here are some recommendations to… Read more »

Jump Start Your Job Search – Online Resources

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Where are the best places to go online to jumpstart your job search? The good news is there are plenty of listings online- job boards, apps, and social media channels. But the flip side is that it is easy to become overwhelmed or spread your effort too thin. We have some recommendations below organized into… Read more »

Top 5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

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You may have read the statistics about how quickly your resume is reviewed by hiring managers or a recruiter. Current research says you only have about 7 seconds to make a good impression. So how do you make sure your resume ends up in the “Yes” pile? Our recruiting staff has reviewed a lot of… Read more »

How Do You Ace A Virtual Interview?

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Even before COVID-19 made virtual interviews necessary, many companies were using them for initial candidate interviews. A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely rather than meeting face-to-face. Sometimes potential employers will use a phone call, but often technology like video conferencing is used. What steps can you take in advance to help… Read more »