Why You Should Stay Connected with a Recruiter While Not Actively Job Seeking

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If you previously connected with a job recruiter but found a role with a company, should you keep in touch with him or her? Ultimately, a job recruiter is a valuable resource, even if you are not actively seeking a new career opportunity. In fact, there are many reasons to stay connected with a recruiter,…

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How Often Should I Update My Resume?

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Your resume highlights your skills, industry experience, education, and more. But if you do not update your resume at appropriate times, your resume could become “stale.” In this instance, you could miss out on opportunities to achieve your career goals. There is no telling when new career opportunities will arise. If you keep your resume…

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Ready or Not — 5 Signs That It’s Time to Look for a New Job

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Let’s face it — searching for a new job can be stressful, exhausting, and overwhelming. Yet if you are unhappy in your current role, now may be the right time to kick off a job search. The job market offers no guarantees, but there is no reason to stay with a company that does not…

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Pros and Cons of Including Salary in Job Postings

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According to a recent Harris/Glassdoor candidate poll, American job seekers named the top three factors in searches: salary (67 percent), benefits (63 percent) and location (59 percent). Yet, the majority of descriptions on job boards do not include a salary range. Why, when salary is the top deciding factor for applicants?   There are many…

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LinkedIn Best Practices

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    Many job seekers already have a LinkedIn page because they heard it was a great way for employers to find them. It is. But, just copying and pasting your resume onto your profile is not going to impress hiring managers.   Here are five ways to step up your profile and make it…

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Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job in 2016

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  67% of job seekers were using Facebook to look for jobs in 2015, according to Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study. Facebook and other social media platforms such as LinkedIn are two-way streets when it comes to job searching. Using social media, job seekers can both search for jobs and promote their workplace skills.…

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