Job Search Basics

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9 Simple Solutions to Common Unemployment Problems

In today’s job market, it’s very common for people to be on the job hunt for months at a time.

When this happens, it’s easy to feel your morale slip. At GetFive, we know how important perseverance and a positive attitude are to a successful job hunt. To help get you through this difficult period, here are nine tips to help you stay motivated.

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How to Have a Systematic Job Search

Whether you’re employed or unemployed, looking for full or part-time employment, in the hunt for consulting or freelance work, or even if you’re not interested in changing jobs right now, taking a systematic approach to your job search is one of the most effective ways to grow your network and prepare for unexpected changes.

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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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Connecting Your Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Pitch

What do your resume, LinkedIn profile, and two-minute pitch have in common? Well, each of these items are crucial snapshots of your skills, experience, and career, and therefore are vital tools to use when you’re on the job search. By emphasizing your skills, abilities, accomplishments, and experiences, it allows you to position yourself when it…

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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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10 Rules for Using Social Media to Get a Job

You probably use social media often in your personal life, but it’s valuable for advancing your professional life as well. The majority of recruiters and hiring managers use social media in some manner to find and evaluate candidates. This means it’s an incredibly useful tool for job seekers, but it must be used correctly. Here…

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How Older Workers Can Land ‘Junior’ Jobs

It’s not uncommon for older job seekers to get discouraged by the phrase “junior.” The word itself conjures up associations with youth, and many people mistakenly believe that companies searching for a “junior legal secretary” or “junior manager” are looking for young people to fill these roles. Is this a form of age discrimination? Not…

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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…

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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…

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