A new year in your case might mean a new job! It’s not enough to have the hard skills necessary to succeed in a new potential job; you must also have the soft skills that make potential employers excited to invest in you. Take note of these 5 skills that will make employers want to… Read more »
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Why is December the Best Time of Year to Make a Job Change?
Are you ready to make a job change, but think it would best to wait until after the holidays? Don’t jump on that bandwagon just yet. While the common assumption is that companies don’t hire, recruiters are out of the office, and there aren’t any open positions during December, this couldn’t be farther from the… Read more »
Social Media Sites to Turn to During Your Job Search
Chances are you are an avid social media user. You know how to post cute pictures of you and your furry friend and your best vacation moments. However, chances are also good that you’ve never thought of using social media in your job search. Social media are a great tool for professional networking and landing… Read more »
6 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Even Realize You’re Making
Making a career change can be time-consuming and exhausting. Here’s a little secret. There are 6 job search mistakes most people make without even realizing it. Let’s take a look at these mistakes and how you can fix them! Including Too Much Information in Your Application Employers are not going to spend a great deal… Read more »
4 People You’re Competing with in Job Interviews
Congratulations! You’ve made it over the first hurdle and are invited to come in for an interview with the hiring manager of your dream job! This is extremely exciting…that is until panic sets in. What kind of candidates will you be up against? How do you best prepare? Let’s talk about the four types of… Read more »
How Can I Explain the Gap in My Resume?
It is common knowledge that an employment gap in your resume may send up red flags with future employers. However, people take leave of absence from the workforce for perfectly good reasons. If the gap must be included on your resume, the key to making it a non-issue is handling it correctly during an interview.… Read more »
Prepare for Your Next Contract Job Interview With These Questions
Interviews can seem intimidating at first. What questions are going to be asked, and how do I answer these questions effectively? It is important to understand the nature of a temp job involves flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to new environments. This is your guide to preparing for your next job interview. Here are common interview questions asked during temp job interviews… Read more »
Contract-to-Hire vs. Direct-Hire – What’s the Difference and Why Should It Matter to You
A job is a job, right? Yes, this is true, but did you know there are different types of employment. Two of the most common types of employment are direct hire and contract-to-hire. It is important to understand what each means, the differences between the two and why it matters. What is Contract-to-Hire? An individual… Read more »
Are Thank-You Notes After an Interview Overrated?
It is customary to write thank-you notes after your wedding, baby shower or even a birthday party. What about a job interview? At first glance, the practice of sending a thank-you note for a potential employer can seem cheesy and over-the-top. Not so fast! Did you know it is customary to send a thank-you note… Read more »
Tips for Success Series: Be Open to New Opportunities
It is no secret that most people who are on the job hunt are looking for careers that are long term, in their area of expertise and offer realistic opportunities for advancement. However, like life, your career can be a series of stepping-stones. It will serve you well to be open-minded to job opportunities that… Read more »