Job Search

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How to Ace Your Job Interview

Don’t play it cool. During a job interview, you have to show you’re excited about the job. A lot of job seekers forget that one of the most crucial parts of interviewing is convincing the hiring manager that they really want the job. Companies aren’t just looking for applicants who have the requisite skills and…

Keep Your Long-Term Goal in Front of You

We all need to earn money and provide for the ones we love. There are times when you may have to take work that is less than ideal, but never lose sight of your long-term goals. Doing so will allow you to avoid getting stuck in one place. You will always be moving forward, so…

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10 Golden Rules for a Discreet Job Search

While it’s not always possible, typically the best time to look for a new job is while you are still employed. That means you have no break in employment and simply bridge from one position to the next. However, this should be done thoughtfully, to avoid tarnishing your professional reputation. You don’t want to upset…

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Networking Tips for Introverts

The annual Chamber of Commerce dinner is being held after work tonight. Does the idea of attending fill you with anticipation or dread? Extroverts love the opportunity to meet and greet, make connections, and chat with new people. It energizes them and revs them up. Introverts, not so much. Even the idea of a room…

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New Options Helps Ensure Your Resume Doesn’t Go Into a Black Abyss

It’s not easy being a job seeker today. Common technologies like applicant tracking systems (ATS) can make the application process feel robotic. Even if you are highly qualified for a position, you might still get a canned rejection letter. This leaves frustrated candidates wondering what else they can do. Technology has streamlined the hiring process from…

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How to Develop a Follow-Up Strategy

It’s no secret that GetFive members who land a new position inevitably mention how much of their success was a result of persistent follow-up calls, letters, and emails to the key decision makers. Even for people who see themselves as good conversationalists and who are unafraid of reaching out to people, these follow-ups are not…

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Need a Job? Make Sure You’re Networking the Right Way

You’ve heard the theory: the more people you ask about job openings, the more likely it is that you’ll eventually stumble into an open position. So you reach out to everyone you know and get referred beyond this circle. But this kind of networking won’t get you much job search traction. Your outreach should be more carefully crafted and executed.

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