Job Seeking Resources


Finding the Right Career Path

Finding a career that causes you to wake up each morning with positive anticipation is not easy. In fact, according to CareerFinders.com, only 20 percent of Americans think the job they have is ideal. If you are among...

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Best Job Boards and How They Can Help

Job boards are one of the primary ways for someone to get a job these days, as employers can post new openings to them immediately and those looking for work can log onto their computer and apply to these job openings with a few simple clicks. The internet has truly revolutionized...

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What Salary Range Do You Want To Be In?

Salary ranges vary based on the job and the position and go as low as the minimum wage per hour and as high as -- well, as high as the richest person in the world, give or take a few technicalities. While everyone probably wants...

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Fastest Growing Jobs Today

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is estimating that the number of employees will grow by 15.6 million before 2022. Heath care, business, construction and technology are forecasted to be some of the most lucrative...

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How to Become a Master Networker

With the availability of social media and the Internet, the methods of networking to find a job have changed. However, they have really only expanded to include the Internet, because face-to-face meetings with connections...

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What to Expect From a Career Fair

If you are looking for a job, then one of the best things you can do is visit a career fair. There are a few things you...

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Be Your Own Boss

While government statistics indicate that self-employment may not be as popular as it once was, Forbes notes that there are about 22.5 million non-employee companies in the United States. Self-employment has much to offer many people, including flexible work...

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Company Culture- Finding the Right One

A company is defined not only by its profits and policies, but also by its unique corporate culture. Every company has its own style of leadership, standards for employee relations, and priorities in social interactions. Company culture is one of the most...

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Jobs and Ways to Get Into Medical Field

There are numerous entry-level healthcare jobs that do not require extensive education to break into the medical field. Many of these jobs offer opportunities to establish long term medical careers. Healthcare jobs are always in demand, regardless of the...

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Jobs and Ways to Get Into HR

Businesses are more competitive than ever, and organizations are fighting to stand out. For this reason, company heads are doing all they can to recruit and hold on to the brightest talent. Human resources (HR) personnel are an important part of...

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Jobs and Ways to Get Into Legal Services

The stability and growth potential of employment in legal services attracts many job seekers to the profession, but employment in this field offers opportunities beyond traditional jobs like legal secretaries and law clerks. With short training schedules and...

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Jobs and Ways to Get Into Government Services

A government job, or a job in public service, is one that has many advantages. For one, it's more steady than most jobs in the private sector, as government jobs aren't going anywhere anytime soon, unless something really catastrophic happens and large...

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How to Write a Cover Letter

An old saying goes that "you only have the opportunity to make one first impression, so make it a good one." The saying relates to the fact that a person will normally form an opinion of you within the first few seconds of a meeting. If that initial opinion...

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DOs an DON’Ts For Your Resume

How you present yourself on your resume when searching for a new career can mean the difference in landing the perfect position or remaining unemployed. It's a well-known fact that employers will only spend about 30 seconds glancing over a resume, so you have...

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What to Know When Working with Recruiters and Temp Agencies

Working with a recruiter and temp agency is something that many businesses and individuals choose to do for efficiency reasons, as they don't have enough time to find other job options or good employees on their own. Recruiters and temp agencies also...

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Following Up

Applying and interviewing for jobs have standard practices that some people may not think to do, if they haven't done it in the past. Formatting a resume correctly is one of the skills in this process that must be done to get a job in many industries; as is...

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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For a Favor

Searching for a new job is a job in itself. Most people are not able to simply jump from one open position to another without any time lapse in between. With that being said though, it is possible to reduce the amount of time you are away from work by both...

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Interview Process

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How To Answer Some Common Interview Questions

Some questions are practically standards at most job interviews. Yet, no matter how many times you may be asked these standard questions, you will probably find yourself struggling to come up with an appropriate, job-getting answer. That is because the most...

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What You Should Know About the Company You Are Interviewing With

Understanding what you should know about the company you are interviewing with can make the difference in getting the job you want or watching your competitors walk away with your most valued prize. Finding information is not difficult. Most companies are...

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Top 10 Interview Tips

The interview process is a major step in landing a career offer. While the hype behind interviews can often be daunting, there is hope for you if you are prepared and willing to take on whatever questions are thrown your way. In order to have a great...

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Interview Techniques

Interviews must be approached with the respect they deserve. Proper preparation can be the difference between landing the job and a never-ending series of interviews. Yet, at the same time, you should never lose sight that interviewers are people...

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Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Knowing the common interview mistakes to avoid may seem obvious, but not to everyone. It is better to make sure you know, before you encounter a sharp interviewer...

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What to Expect During the Interview Process

Searching for a job is difficult and without knowing what to expect during the interview process it becomes more complex. If a candidate understands the interest of a company, the better...

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Will a Criminal Record Hold You Back?

If you are wondering, will a criminal record, hold you back, the answer is only if you let it. Spend your time investing in education and not thinking about a prior offense. If it concerned money, apply for something...

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How to Handle Being Over Qualified

Polishing job skills sometimes places you in the position of how to handle being over qualified. In a job search, options are sometimes scarce and you are willing to accept a position below your skill level. Unfortunately employers are afraid they are unable...

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Negotiating your Salary

If you're looking for a job, you're probably more than a little nervous. But don't worry, this is normal; however, you'll need to get your mind and your body language...

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Discussing Benefits

In order to be competitive when it comes to finding new recruits, we can't simply rely on paying a higher salary than competing employers. When we put a new product together, we think of demand first and work our way back to supply, we look at what the...

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Understanding Expectations

Although the job market in the US is improving, competition for jobs is fierce. In recent years the number of jobs hasn't increased in proportion to the number of job seekers, which leads to the reason why achieving at a high level is warranted. The meaning...

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What do Stock Options Mean for You

So your employer offers stock options as a part of your salary package. What does that mean?

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You’re Never Too Young For a 401K

When employers began offering 401(K) plans to their employees in the 1980's, they were meant to be a supplement to pensions and Social Security. Flash forward to 2014, and it's Pension? What's a pension? As for Social Security, unless you're a Baby Boomer...

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How to fill out a W-4

Tax time comes but once a year, but new jobs can be found at any point throughout the year. Whenever a new job position is accepted the tax form that is usually required is the W-4 . Though it seems like a straight-forward process to fill the form out...

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5 Things to Know Before Accepting Your Job

Congratulations - you've landed a job. You've filled out applications and handed in resumes for what seems like forever, and you finally got an offer. Why not just accept the job? In fact, in today's tough economy, it seems absurd to consider turning down any...

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Recent College Graduates

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Landing the Right First Job

Even within the current job market there are opportunities for entry level work. Just finding a job is not enough to develop a career. A job is something you go to every day and work at and then come home. A career is something you look forward to doing every...

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What to do About Student Loans

So you've completed your education and started your job search. You have cover letters to write, connections to make, and research to do. The last thing you want to worry about during this busy time...

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Turning an Internship into a Job

While there's a common belief that companies only use internships as a way to get free labor, this isn't true. One 2011 survey showed that 42% of new hires were originally interns, which means that you have a good chance at being hired on at a company after...

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Skills Necessary to be Successful in Any Job

There are certain skills that can make anyone no matter how seasoned or inexperienced they are in a job. Highly successful employees are people that pay attention to the little things, the details that can make or break their odds at raises, promotions...

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Advancing Your Career

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What A College Degree Can Do For You

College degrees used to be the only way for you to find a good paying job. However, with all the students who are graduating each year, you are going to find it is harder to land the plum job. This is when you should know more about how you can make sure your...

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How to Get That Promotion

The workplace is constantly evolving, and chances are you want to evolve with it. Anyone with a modicum of ambition isn't fond of the idea of staying in the same position forever, but getting promoted isn't always easy. The current job market makes...

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The Art of Balancing Work and Life

Do you find yourself conversing with friends and family about balancing work and life? What does a balance between work and life look like? Juggling the demands of a career, family and personal life can...

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Understanding How to Manage People

As a manager, one of the most difficult tasks is the direct management of people. Handling the projects, emails, proposals and other tasks are fairly easy responsibilities when it comes to effectively managing those who are required...

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Better Work Habits

To build a good work ethic, you need to develop strong work habits. Order, consistency, and timeliness are all virtues that help you to stay focused on the job. With practice, these virtues will become an essential part of who you are as an employee, someone...

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Mistakes of Internal Job Candidates

If you're an internal candidate for a job, you may think they have an advantage in the hiring process. That's true to an extent. However, there are some areas in which external candidates could have the upper hand. External candidates have the benefit of...

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Certifications Can Go a Long Way

Employment opportunities are becoming increasingly competitive, but there are always techniques job seekers can use to give their resumes an edge. Professional certifications validate specific abilities and skills and increase the value of a candidate to...

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7 Tips to Help Change Careers

Not everybody finds their dream job right out of school. Sometimes we do what we must to pay the bills. Sometimes we may think that we've found the perfect place, but something happens. Maybe we get bored with the work, or ownership of the company changes and...

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