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Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

Staying Focused While Searching for a New Career

With around 57.4 million Americans filling for unemployment since mid-March, it is safe to say that a lot of people are on the job hunt. If you find yourself in this category and feel like you are losing hope while searching for your next role, we have some helpful suggestions to keep you focused.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (713)/Comments (13)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Writing Your Resume for the First Time

Writing Your Resume for the First Time

If you are a recent college or high school graduate – first off, congrats! While the excitement of graduating is fresh on your mind, the next step of beginning your career search post school may feel daunting. You may especially feel confused and a little unsure as to what to list on your resume if you don’t have much experience to speak of. In today’s blog we’ll provide some tips on what to have on your resume when you don’t have any professional experience so you can land that first professional role and begin your career!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020/Author: Chris Alex /Number of views (828)/Comments (17)/ Article rating: 4.0
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10 Things to Remove From Your Resume

10 Things to Remove From Your Resume

When creating a resume, our initial Google search is commonly around what to include to make you stand out in a pool of candidates. However, do we ever stop to consider what not to include? The truth is, hiring managers and recruiters do not always have the time to review each person’s resume in its entirety – Because of this, they typically skim, looking for key words outlining specific experience, success or achievement. In order to grab the attention of your audience, you should carefully craft the content of your resume and remove the fluff. Here are 10 things you should remove from your resume and why.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (6041)/Comments (32)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Highlighting your strengths in an interview

Highlighting your strengths in an interview

When interviewing you want to present your best self and that includes showcasing your strengths. For some people talking about their strengths or achievements may not come naturally and even feel a little uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important to prepare and possibly even practice ahead of time. Take time to contemplate what areas you excel at and think about specific examples to illustrate your strengths and achievements. If you are not sure where to begin, we recommend starting with SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis and focusing on the strengths. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (3303)/Comments (27)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Words Matter!

Words Matter!

You’ve applied for a job and landed an interview - great! You’ve also researched the company’s background and gone through your checklist for interview prep. There is a fair amount of guidance on what to say in interviews, but not as much on what to avoid saying. Some of this may seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised how often common sense is not so common. We’ll also look at some other interview do’s and don’ts.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (3415)/Comments (14)/ Article rating: 5.0
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