Posts Categorized: Job Search and Interview Tips

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Tired of being told you’re overqualified?

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Not getting calls back when applying to positions you know you’re more than qualified for? It’s a confusing concept that years of great work experience might eventually work against you in your job search. Why? Because it can be hard to believe that an overqualified candidate will bring their all to a lower level position,…

How to Handle a Pandemic-Related Resume Gap

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Job seekers all know that a gap in employment is a red flag to future employers, but don’t dwell on this as much if the gap was caused by COVID-19. The majority of recruiters and hiring managers will not hold it against you this time around, especially if you’re working hard to secure a new…

Looking to Change Your Career Path?

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Need a career change? Whether you have been struggling to find a new job in your specific industry, or you’ve simply decided that you want to find a career path that is a better fit, you need to prepare for the challenge.  Here are some quick tips to help you get ready for this big…

Beware! Work From Home Job Scams

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Before COVID-19, remote work was already incredibly popular, and the majority of workers craved the option to work from home. And now that so many companies had no choice but to direct their staff to work from home due to state mandated pause orders, some of those businesses are making the decision to never go…

Strategic Questions to Ask an Interviewer

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“Do you have any questions for me?” The pressure is on! This can be one of the most intimidating questions asked in an interview if you aren’t prepared. However, it’s essential that you deliver appropriately. It’s always suggested that you ask something. Any question is better than no question, but if prepared wisely, the questions…

Showcase your Soft Skills in 2020

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Soft skills are the keys to professional relationships and future success. If you got them, flaunt them! Here’s why these kinds of skills should be acknowledged. Your soft skills will get you promoted. Companies are finally realizing the value of soft skills in the workplace and how these traits benefit their organization as a whole….

4 Questions to Never Ask an Interviewer

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Any job search blog will tell you that when an interviewer asks if you have any questions, you should always ask something. And it’s true! You want to appear interested in the position and organization. However, you shouldn’t be asking any general question that comes to mind. When you are prepping for your next interview,…

Not Getting Interviews?

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Before you put full blame on a company for not bringing you in for an interview, make sure you’ve covered all of your bases in the process. Here is where job candidates fall flat in the initial interview stages: Applying to every opening the company or staffing agency has available. Recruiters will have trouble taking…

Don’t Fall Behind this Fall

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Did you put your job search on hold this summer? Although we never recommend holding off until the fall, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to pull back on their job search efforts. Kids are off from school and vacations are booked, causing employers to move a bit slower during the summer months as well….

Lost your job? 4 tips to help you bounce back

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“Our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. They give us structure, purpose, and meaning.” – HelpGuide Embarrassed, worthless, and depressed are just a few of the damaging emotions that come along with getting fired. Although…