Tag Archives: career advice

How to Use Job References Effectively

Posted: May 30, 2017 at 9:00 am

For many years job seekers were advised to write “References available upon request” or “References attached” at the end of their resume. These days, however, it is customary not to supply or offer references with your resume unless they are specifically requested on a job application or by the hiring manager. Here are eight ways… Read More »

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Why Entry Level Jobs are So Important

Posted: April 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

When job seekers talk about entry level jobs they often have different things in mind, depending on who is doing the talking and what their situation is. But whatever your situation, you should consider that there’s more to an entry level job than simply getting hired at the highest salary with the shortest commute. Whether… Read More »

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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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