Tag: job search

Conquer the emotional downfalls of a job search

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A job search can feel like an emotional roller coaster.

Read up on some of the most common emotional downfalls that may occur in a job search and how to avoid them or work your way through them.

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5 not-so-true job search myths

Job searching is hard work. It can be complicated, it can feel mysterious—and it can sometimes seem like you’re the only person out there who doesn’t know the secrets to success.

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Happy holiday job searching

There are two big indicators that it’s going to be a bright holiday for those seeking seasonal jobs: the unemployment rate is lower than it’s been in decades, and consumer confidence is at an all-time high.

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Make a big impression with a portfolio

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Want to wow an employer with your skills, and create a memorable impression of the quality of work you’ve done?

Consider building a portfolio—a collection of your past work samples— to bring to interviews, send to prospective employers, or even post online.

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Over 50 and overqualified?

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The job market is improving for older workers, but many still deal with the concern that they may appear overqualified to a prospective employer.

Mount a defensive against this assumption by putting yourself in the employer’s shoes.

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Make your next cover letter a great one!

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Your cover letter is often your best opportunity to sell your skills and show your interest in a position.

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5 ways to get the experience you need to land your first job

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For young adults, getting that elusive “work experience” needed to get hired is a catch-22.

How do you get experience when no one will hire you without experience?

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Job Clubs: Find support for your job search

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Looking for a job can be a lonely business.

Participating in a job club can give your job search structure and connection.

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Can you erase your criminal record?

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Is a criminal record interfering with your job search and other goals? You may be able to seal your record and make a new start.

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New graduates: time to clean up your online image

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Getting ready to graduate and hit the job market?

Take the time to clean up your social media profiles before future employers start looking for you online.

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