The 5 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Changing Careers

There is no rule that says you have to find one career in life and stick with it until you retire. In fact, more and more people today are making major career shifts once or twice throughout their adult lives. However, there are better ways to go about the experience than others and it is helpful to understand common mistakes so you don’t repeat them. Let’s take a closer look at what not to do...

What Job Hopping REALLY Means to Hiring Managers

Have you heard the phrase “job hopper?” Was it directed at you or those around you? What exactly does it mean and it is really as bad as people seem to say it is? Before you can know whether or not it is a problem it is important to know what it is, what it does, and why it has a bad reputation. Let’s take a closer look. What is job hopping? When hiring professionals view a resume ful...

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Job Search

It is finally springtime. Snow is melting, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming! If hibernation was in your nature for the winter, now is the perfect time to crawl out from your den and face your job hunt with renewed energy. While cleaning your closet or washing your windows is easy, how exactly do you go about spring cleaning your career search? Here are 10 tips you can start usin...

5 Crucial Soft Skills for Your Resume

“I’ll know it when I see it,” is a phrase commonly heard by recruiters. Our clients are looking for candidates who possess the right skills, of course, but also something a little extra. Top candidates need to bring a more to the table and these intangibles are often referred to as “soft skills”. Soft skills are, in general, traits that can’t be learned or taught. They are simply an in...

4 Ways to Ace the Interview (and Land the Job!)

You might think that by the twenty-first century our job search and hiring techniques would have evolved past resumes and interviews. However, these old fashioned rituals are still used by companies all over the world, even if some of the methods have changed. So, how do you explain your work experience in a job interview in a way that makes you stand out from your competition? Here are a few thin...

The Top 5 Traits Workplace Leaders Share

Leadership skills will serve you well throughout your career regardless of your job title. While many people are born leaders it is possible for anyone to cultivate these skills with a little work and attention. But which leadership skills will be most important to your career? Here are the 5 most important leadership skills you can build. Can inspire others: A true leader's best skill is to ins...

4 Essential LinkedIn Changes to Make in 2015

You've been hearing for years how important it is that you have a completed LinkedIn profile. However, even if you do you may wonder what all the fuss is about. If your LinkedIn page isn't grabbing anyone's attention it may be time to make a change. Now that we've turned the calendar to 2015, give your LinkedIn profile a much needed makeover that can help the right employers find you online. Here ...

Top 5 Time Wasters to Avoid in 2015

We are well into January 2015 and by now we should know whether or not our resolutions are going to stick. Most people give up their resolutions by February unless they've created a strong plan to keep up with their goals. However, changing habits is an entirely different mindset and can begin at any time. Do you want to be more productive in 2015? It is never too late to start. Here are some tim...

6 Tips for Networking Your Way into a Job

Networking may be the single most important skill you learn while you're searching for a new job. You should already have a well written resume, references, and a cover letter prepared. You may have even practiced your interviewing questions with a friend or in the mirror. But the best way to get your resume seen and an interview scheduled is to meet as many people in positions of hiring as possib...

5 Steps to Better Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can come to some people naturally or they can be learned and cultivated over time. Your own career can benefit from stellar leadership skills even if you don't find yourself in a management position. Here are some steps to becoming a leader at work. Be responsible. Not only should you have ownership over your successes but you need to be comfortable admitting failure. Good lead...

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