Tag: job search

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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4 Outdated Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Doing Now

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Having a hard time getting an interview? It might be time for an updated strategy.

Read more from guest blogger Aaron Ramsey.

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Five Tips on How Recent College Grads Can Beat the Resume Robots

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These days, the first screening of your resume and job application is not likely to be done by a person but by a computer using ATS (Applicant Tracking System) screening software

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Rescue your resume from oblivion

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Is there anything more frustrating than sending out your thoughtfully-crafted resume to apply for one job after another – and never hearing back?

Take steps to rescue your resume from the screening trap and get it into the hands of a hiring authority.

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Networking? Start using social media!

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Even though networking is a very effective job search method, it can be daunting to pick up the phone or walk into a room and start talking.

Online networking offers another way to reach a large group of people who can power up your job search.

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