Job Search Basics

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Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

When job searching, it’s tempting to go it alone. However, it also can be a lonely journey with numerous roadblocks. You apply at many positions and you may interview at a few. If you don’t get a second interview or even an offer, you’re typically left with questions on top of frustration. And this frustration…

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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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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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