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Job Search Tips After a Long Absence from the Workforce

There are many reasons people take extended breaks from work. One of the most common is to raise a child. On the flip side, a growing number of working adults are taking time off to become caretakers for their elderly parents. Of course there can also be injuries or health care concerns that require extended leaves, along with a host of other personal reasons.

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5 Ways to Upset a Hiring Manager

Whether you like it or not, the hiring manager is key for how you advance in your job hunt. What you think is being helpful and demonstrating ambition might actually be extremely annoying! Let’s review some of the top mistakes that drive hiring managers crazy so that you can avoid these mishaps at all costs. Ignoring…

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Feeling Stressed? Practice Mindfulness

Whether you’re job searching or working hard at your current job, your career often brings high levels of stress. And between family, school, paying bills and chores, it seems like there’s never enough time. But living with constant stress is not only chaotic, it’s also exhausting. Too much stress leads to health problems down the…

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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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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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New Year, New Dreams, New Opportunities

Did you know the period immediately following New Year’s Day is typically the busiest hiring time of the calendar year?

That’s because many companies are scrambling to fill jobs budgeted from the previous year, and because as new budgets take effect, companies are gearing up to hire.

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7 Simple Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

Do you have a LinkedIn profile simply because you’re “supposed” to have one? If so, you could be missing out on your next big career opportunity. A minimal profile with lackluster information is only slightly better than having no profile at all. Instead, you can give yourself an edge by fully filling out information and…

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The Holiday Season is a Great Time to be Job Hunting – Seriously!

It’s a common misconception that no one outside of retail hires during the holiday season. Certainly many job-hunters seeking office work or executive-level positions feel justified in taking a two-month hiatus from their job search when the holidays arrive. The “conventional wisdom” that companies won’t start hiring — or even looking for candidates — until…

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How to Get a Sales Job at a Tech Startup

If you have killer sales skills, you want to be employed at an organization with a bright future and lots of growth potential. That’s why so many salespeople are looking to tech startups for new opportunities. If you work in a non-tech industry and want to make the transition, there are a few things to…