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Transitioning in an Industry in Transition

When Lauren was laid off from her position at a prominent news magazine, she came up against a major job search obstacle: her age. Striving for a fresh start while others her age were preparing for retirement was a unique challenge. To raise the hurdle that much higher, Lauren was targeting the publishing industry, which continues to be in a major transition phase due to extensive losses since the rise of digital publishing....

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What to Look for in An Offer Letter

After applying GetFive's proven method and strategic approach to decision making and job searching you've finally received thing you've been working towards - an offer letter from a great company. But before you rush into the job, it's critical that you carefully review what they've given you. While it's not an official employment contract, an offer letter does contain crucial clues on what the benefits and terms of your employment...

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4 Simple Steps to Effective Thank-You Notes

Despite major changes in how people search for and get jobs, one simple step continues to be important: sending thank-you notes after an interview. Why? A powerful thank-you note can help you move to the next phase in the hiring process. A poorly written one — or sending none at all — can damage your chances of landing the job. That shouldn't be a risk you're willing to take. Follow...

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Boost Your Own Morale: Staying Positive During Your Job Search

The typical job search can be very hard on the ego. You’re continually being judged, the value of your past experiences is in question and you may face more rejection than you’ve ever felt in your life. While that feeling is normal, it’s crucial you’re able to overcome the resulting self-doubt and move forward with your quest. Letting discouragement seep into the tone of your job queries or interviews will...

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Video Interview Tips: Making a Positive Impression for the Camera

Hiring managers are using video interviewing more frequently than ever before. For candidates, interviewing via video conference comes with numerous unique concerns that can cause plenty of anxiety. To avoid pitfalls and make a great professional impression, it's important to prepare. Two video interview methods Candidates may experience two different types of video interviews. The first is a one-way interview where you're asked a series of predetermined questions, and then your...

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Updated Job Search Tips for New Graduates

This year millions of college graduates donned a cap and gown and reached out on that stage for the diploma they've worked so hard to earn. Now comes the real adventure: getting a job in their chosen profession. Of course, before the job comes the job search. Well-meaning friends, parents, and relatives are all ready with insight and guidance. The problem is, much of this advice comes from decades ago. The...

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Easy Ways to Maximize Outplacement Services

It's a difficult day. You've just been let go from your job. One comfort you have in this otherwise unfortunate situation is you received a severance package. As part of this, you are getting outplacement services, but what does this really mean? Outplacement services provide assistance to employees in finding new work. After losing a job, the prospect of finding another position can feel overwhelming, especially if the loss was unexpected. With emotions...

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10 Reasons to Get a Career Coach That Have Nothing to Do with Job Searching

When you think about career coaches, you probably envision the savvy professionals that give advice during a job search. They toil away critiquing resumes, finessing cover letters and conducting mock interviews so you can knock it out of the park, ultimately getting multiple job offers. But a career coach's expertise goes well beyond the job hunt. For a lifelong dynamic career, it's smart to maintain a relationship with one in...

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Finding Employment When You Only Have a Short Window, A Client Success Story

Rush Perez needed a job and he needed it fast. Instead of gambling with his job search, he decided to place his bet on the experts by joining GetFive. The 5-Step Method completely transformed his job search trajectory. He says one of the most helpful pieces of advice he received was to take the consultant approach to interviewing. Perez explains this as "where you imagine yourself as a consultant for...

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5 Simple Ways to Limit Fears and Relax So You Can Rock Your Interview

Some people relish first dates. It's exciting meeting someone new and thinking about the future. Others hate the awkward feeling of making small talk and hoping there's a spark. It's just too much pressure. And it's the same with job interviews. Some people are just naturals. For many, it's a nerve-wracking experience when anxiety can set in and make it nearly impossible to succeed. If you fall into the "hate"...

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4 Big-Name Companies Now Hiring for Hundreds of Remote Jobs

by Brie Weiler Reynolds, FlexJobs While remote work is growing, there’s a persistent notion that it’s only really available at start-up companies or for freelancers willing to go into business for themselves. But the reality is much different, and these four big-name companies with hundreds of remote job listings are proving it. The companies below have all been named to the “100 Top Companies for Remote Jobs in 2018” list,...

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How to Embrace the Automation Wave to Find a Secure Job in the Future

What was once just a warning from futurists is now happening across the country: Automation is taking over jobs. Manufacturing is the industry where automation is most significantly changing work processes, but it's not stopping there. Automation is expanding beyond the warehouse to white-collar jobs that are labor intensive or have a significant amount of predictable work, such as data processing. McKinsey notes nearly half (49 percent) of worker activities could be...

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A Fortunate Dilemma: Choosing Between Multiple Job Offers

Congratulations! While many job searchers may worry about securing one job offer, you ran an effective search and wound up with multiple. One of the biggest mistakes made by job searchers today is to go after only one opportunity, according to career experts at The Five O’Clock Club. But with many prospects in front of you, you’re more likely to find the right fit.

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Bot busting! How to spot an ATS

There are a lot of nuances to modern job searching. If you've filled out an online application recently, you've probably noticed things look and feel a lot different than they did even just five years ago. That's because most hiring managers utilize software called an applicant tracking system. With some strategic steps, the ATS can be your friend, but for many job hunters it feels like your worst enemy. The...

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Friend or Foe? How Your Social Media Activity can Impact Your Job Search

Nearly every superhero movie has a pivotal moment in which the hero or heroine realizes super powers can be a force for good or an implement of evil. When you’re hunting for a job, social media use can have exactly the same kind of life-altering impact on your search. Smart social media use can build your personal brand in the eyes of potential employers, and imprudent social media activities can...

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How to Turn That Rejection Into a Job Offer

No one relishes the idea of being rejected, personally or professionally. While you can’t do much (and probably shouldn’t) to convince a person who declined a date that you’re a real catch, it is possible to change the mind of a rejection-inclined hiring manager. What’s more, turning a rejection into a job offer can benefit your career in ways beyond just landing your next job. In order to turn things...

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How to Request a Raise and Actually Get It

Feel it's time for a raise? There are many ways to approach your boss about a pay increase. Some people are tempted to take the less-than-honest route by including little white lies or adopting other manners of manipulation. However, not only is this unethical, it can end up costing you your job. You stand a better chance of getting a pay raise when you ask correctly and with honesty. Here...

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How to Find a Job When You're Relocating

New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.? Relocating to these cities — or anywhere else in the country — can make for an exciting opportunity. You’ll have the chance to live a new lifestyle, move into a new house, make new friends and enjoy new experiences.But to make the most of your new location, there’s one more thing you have to figure out: Where are you going to work?...

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Job Search Tips So Simple You Might Forget Them

Sometimes the most obvious job search actions are also the easiest ones to forget. The GetFive career coaches say it's important to take a step back to the basics to ensure you don't overlook important elements of a successful job hunt. Here are five job search tips so shockingly simple, you may forget to do them: Mirror the Job Description You spend hours refining your resume until you think it is perfect,...

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