Tag Archives: career advice

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What’s the Difference?

Posted: March 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

Although most job seekers don’t think about the difference between hard and soft skills,  hiring managers think about it all the time. Hard skills include computer skills like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; bookkeeping and accounting; software development; foreign languages; mathematics and statistics; project management; and data analysis, just to name a few. As you… Read More »

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Getting Hired Over 50

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

Let’s face it. Americans are obsessed with youth. All things being equal, most hiring managers tend to choose a younger person instead someone over fifty. There are many fields, like advertising and fashion that target younger buyers, where employers assume

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Why every job seeker should use LinkedIn

Posted: November 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

You don’t have to be a “professional” to to take advantage of LinkedIn, the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” Even if you work as a night stocker, mail clerk, front desk coordinator, housekeeper or any one of the thousands of jobs that are ordinarily not considered professional, you can use LinkedIn to advance your job search. You can use… Read More »

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Avoid These 4 Common Job Application Mistakes

Posted: June 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

A job application is the first step to getting a job. The information contained in a job application is a potential employer’s first impression of who you are and is used to determine whether you will be called in for an interview or be eliminated as a candidate for the job. Because your application is… Read More »

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How Temping Can Help You Land a Full Time Job

Posted: May 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Job hunting can be stressful, especially when you are unemployed. In today’s market many companies choose to hire temporary employees, commonly referred to as temps, in lieu of full time employees. When job searching, think carefully before you dismiss postings for temporary jobs and only focus on those postings that are advertising for full time… Read More »

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5 Body Language Mistakes to Avoid at Your Next Interview

Posted: May 21, 2016 at 12:45 am

You’ve carefully rehearsed your answers to the questions about your greatest weakness and where you see yourself in five years. You’ve picked out the perfect suit and gotten a haircut. You feel like you have done everything you possibly can to ensure that this job interview goes well – but have you given any consideration… Read More »

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