Tag Archives: job search

Can I Change My Mind After Accepting A Job Offer?

Do you owe it to a future employer to follow through on taking a position if you are having second thoughts? Is backing out a career killer?

Everyone second-guesses a decision at some point. While some things like choosing a bad restaurant or getting stuck in traffic have very minor consequences on your life, other...
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6 Victim Mentalities to Fight During Your Job Search

Everyone looks at the world through different filters based on their upbringing, environment, experience and attitude. The victim mentality is one of those unfortunate lenses that even experienced professionals sometimes play into when searching for a job.  When you’re on a job hunt, don’t chase your tail by giving in to victim mentalities. Outside circumstances...
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How to Follow Up on Your Job Application

You’ve invested a lot of time in your job search – researching job openings, identifying companies, perfecting your resume, and sharpening your interview skills. Now, you’re ready to take the first big step. You’ve found a perfect role just opened at your dream company. Meticulously, you complete the online application, attach your cover letter and resume and send everything off!   Now what? You should proactively...
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Is Your Job-Search Advice Wildly Outdated?

If you ever advise friends or family members on their job search, are you sure that your advice is up to date? Job searching has changed significantly in the last 10 years, and a lot of traditional advice no longer matches up with how successful job searches work today. In fact, most job...
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10 Things Employers Love To See

Applying for a new job? Here are 10 things to showcase in your resume, cover letter, social media updates, and interview. Strategically highlight your strengths, and the right employer could find you irresistible!  

 1. Samples of work

In the old days, the only way you could show off your work was to carry a portfolio into the interview....
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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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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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