Don’t Ignore these Tips for Professional Job Seekers

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To optimize your success when job searching, remember these three P’s: patience, persistence and being proactive. Your goal is to do whatever it takes to make yourself stand out from your competition. Here are some tips to help you up your game: Make your resume outstanding. Your resume is your professional calling card and the… Read more »

How to Be More Proactive with Your Soft Skill Development

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Have you heard the terms “soft skills, transferable skills” and “emotional intelligence” during your job search? They aren’t just buzzwords. Research by Harvard University and other leading institutions shows that 75 percent of long-term job success is related to the mastery of soft skills and only 25 percent is attributed to technical strengths. LinkedIn lists… Read more »

Don’t Sell Yourself Short When Looking for a New Job

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When you’re looking for a job, it’s no time to be modest. Even if it feels a bit uncomfortable at first, learning to sell yourself is essential to your success. So, how do you become your own salesperson? Start by thinking like one. Develop a marketing campaign. Envision selling yourself the same way a sales… Read more »

Underrated Professional Employment Tips You Should Add to Your Management Toolbox

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It goes without saying that you want to be the best you can be in your job, your career advancement, and in all aspects of your professional life. This success is based on being strong in two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are technical abilities that are teachable and easy to measure,… Read more »

How to Ensure Your Next Professional Placement is Good for Your Overall Career

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A temporary job placement may, at first blush, seem like merely a way to make rent while you’re job hunting. But if you’re smart about it, it can be so much more. Placements are an excellent way to find out first-hand about different career options, so you can better determine which professional career path you… Read more »

How Can You Land Interviews for the Most Sought After Professional Jobs?

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Can you land your dream job? With the right forethought and preparation, you can make it come true. Have confidence in yourself and, as long as you realistically feel you meet the majority of job qualifications, go for it. But it involves a lot more than just polishing up your resume and clicking “submit.” Focus… Read more »

3 Ways to Add to Your Resume When You’re Unemployed

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Did you know that you can actually build your resume while you’re unemployed? Chances are you’ve been doing something important. You just aren’t sure how to convey this information. Focus on what you’ve achieved during your down time, so your resume speaks to your resourcefulness. Don’t sell yourself short. Three possibilities include:   Caring for… Read more »

Why You Should Pick Up the Phone When a Professional Recruiter Calls

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Even if you’re not looking for a job right now, taking a call from a recruiter and listening to what they have to say may be the best strategic career move you can make. If the job the head hunter is calling about isn’t right for you, you can still build a relationship that may… Read more »

Should I Obtain My Security Clearance?

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Security clearances are essential to working in certain jobs with government contractors or federal agencies that handle sensitive information. In addition, the medical, telecommunications and financial fields have an increasing number of positions where company data needs to be guarded and HR managers seek out candidates with current clearances. A Security Clearance Primer A security… Read more »

Professional Work Habits You Can Master This Year

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Good workplace habits are essential if you’re passionate about career success. Positive habits increase your productivity and job satisfaction, and foster better relationships with your managers and coworkers. Get organized. Prioritize, stay on track, and monitor your progress by: Doing your MITs first. These are your most important tasks. Take care of them first thing… Read more »