Job Search Basics

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The Power of Direct Contact and Networking

When job seekers first contact GetFive, one of the most frequent questions we hear is, "How do I upgrade my current resume?" Many people who are beginning their job search believe a polished, professional resume is the only thing that stands between them and their next position

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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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What "Best Place to Work" Awards Mean to Job Hunters

You're job hunting by the book and doing your due diligence. You explore a potential employer's website and read every career page on it. You're intrigued. You continue to the awards and accolades page to learn the company has received a "best places to work" award. Excellent. You decide to apply and hope to experience what all the fuss is about...

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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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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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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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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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3 Easy Actionable Tasks to Develop Big Job Search Momentum

Have you just started job searching and feel overwhelmed? Not sure where exactly to start? Or, maybe you've been job hunting for a while, and now your search has gone from stellar to stagnant? You're not alone. Developing and maintaining forward momentum in your job hunt is difficult! Yes, we all know you should shoot...

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Beyond the Resume: Direct Contact and Networking Supercharge Your Job Search

A polished resume is an important tool in a job hunter's toolbox, but it's certainly not the only one required to build the pathway to discovering your dream job. That resume is of no use if it never makes it into the right hands. So how can you reach influential people who can have a...

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Turning Age into Advantage: Tips for Job Searching for Professionals 55-plus

Aging workers looking for new jobs face a slew of challenges. You'd think with age and experience, finding a fresh position would come easy. But at some point the scales tip and your age seems to change from being a welcome advantage to a negative characteristic. Age discrimination is illegal, but that doesn't stop it from...

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QUIZ! How Well Do You Know GetFive's Approach to the Job Search?

At GetFive, we’re all about applying a proven method to your job search. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the GetFive approach. The questions are at the top; answers at the bottom. Good luck! Questions   What are the four basic techniques to land a meeting in your target market? What...

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A Recipe for Career Success, a Member Success Story

Modern airport terminals present daunting construction and development challenges, involving large land areas, layers of complex partnerships, and enormous budgets. GetFive member Kevin Hauppa, who was originally hired as a project manager for a $30 million project at a major international airport, now, as a senior project manager, oversees the day-to-day implementation of a project...

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5 Job-Seeking Rules You Should Break Every Time

Some advice is obviously good: “Buy low, sell high.” “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” “Don’t use raw eggs when you first take up juggling.” Some job-seeking advice is also obviously good: “Network to build connections and relationships.” “Never sell yourself short.” However, there’s also a lot of really bad job advice...

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