Monthly Archives: January 2018

These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job

Grew, increased, augmented: The trick to writing the perfect resume is choosing the perfect resume words. That is, making good verb choices without a thesaurus. The structure for each bullet point on your list of accomplishments is a success verb plus specific numerical data regarding an accomplishment in your field or role. Which means that you’re...
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The 6 Signs That A Job Is A Bad Fit For You

As important as it is for a company to avoid making a “bad hire“, it is equally as important for the candidate to find a role that suits their skill-set, values and work style. Whereas a bad hire can have financial implications for a business and other disruptions to the running of the business; a...
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9 Tips to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

How would you like to get a raise before you have the job offer? It is possible, and candidates are doing it right now. Employers are not averse to increasing pay packages to secure the right candidate. If you have the kind of specialist skill or unique experience that employers are desperately seeking right now, it could pay...
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31 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in the New Year!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most American workers will switch jobs 10 to 15 times between the ages of 18 and 48. And with the unemployment rate at the lowest it has been in years, hiring managers are scrambling to hire the best talent. 2018 may just be your year! In this hot job-seeker...
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Everything You Need To Know About Job Interviews

Job interviews are the worst. Good thing we've got tons of real talk tips.
Career Contessa has been writing articles about everything career-related for years now so we figured we'd round up some of the best advice on our favorite topics. 'Cause you know, who wants to go wading through the archives?

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4 Reasons You Need A Professional Mentor

When it comes to your career, everyone needs advice. But it’s not always easy to find honest people who will challenge you, help you and are willing to share their secret wisdom, skills, and expertise with you. In fact, PwC’s 2015 Global CEO Survey found 73 percent of CEOs said job candidates not possessing desired skills is...
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Here’s Why the Resume Isn’t Dead Yet

While technology is an important part of the job search equation, it doesn’t trump thought-work, introspection and proper targeting. Yes, totally ignoring technology can potentially be harmful, in that disregarding its value could equate to missed opportunities. However, overshadowing the process with a hyper-focus on technology’s ability to catapult your results can be equally harmful.  

Why You Must Not...

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How To Find Your Way Again When You Get a Little Lost

You’ve yet to figure it out. Sometimes, you’re not even sure which way is up. It’s always a few steps forward and a couple steps back these days. And shit, are these steps even the right ones? How are you supposed to know? Are you just twisting in circles? Or worse, are you going back...
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The LinkedIn Hacks Every Recruiter Loves

LinkedIn. A bit of a beast, but also the best way forward when you're on the job hunt. Here are some hacks most of the other candidates aren't using.

 

1. Use the "See Who's Viewed Your Profile" tool to your advantage

We know. It's embarrassing. But you can use that creepy tracking system to...

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