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Tattoos and the Job Seeker: The Times Are a Changin’

Traditionally, tattoos were not something to flaunt during an interview. People would carefully cover their ink with cuffed long sleeves, suit jackets, or big bangle jewelry. However, research shows a cultural shift in the hiring process, and it appears that in general having some ink won’t hurt your chances of getting a job.

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Problem-Solving: The Solution-Based Method

If you’re like most people, you have no shortage of problems waiting to be solved. And as you try to solve them, you talk, talk, talk about it. There’s something very satisfying about understanding the problem, its causes, and what will fix it. The more we consider, discuss, and come up with ideas on how to solve it, the more we become experts on the problem…

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10 Stress-Busters to Help You Sail Through Your Job Search

Money woes. A sense of rejection. Questions and pressure from family and friends. An uncertain future. If you’ve recently (or not so recently) lost your job, you know this dismal laundry list all too well. Attitude counts for a lot more than you might think. It’s important to stay positive and follow these suggestions from GetFive:…

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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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How Healthy Is Your Job Search?

If you’re out there looking for a job right now, how are you doing? What is the health of your job search process? It might seem like an odd question — the search is just the search, right? Wrong. There’s a way to assess your job search process, to take its pulse, and see if…

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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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My Take: Your Place of Employment Is an Important Community

If you think about all the time you spend with your colleagues, you will often discover you log more hours with them each week than you do any other person, even your spouse and children. This isn’t necessarily a negative, as coworkers can serve as a pseudo second family. Of course there’s work to be done,…

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Developing Summer Momentum

The summer months, just like the holidays, are some of the best times to job search. However, it’s easy to get bitten by the summer bug and have your search fall by the wayside. Here are some signs of summer laziness and the things you can do to get your momentum going again. Time Management…

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Single Opportunity

Jenna Galgano worked in the entertainment and event marketing industry. When her company had a shift in personnel, she lost her job. “Hey, it happens,” she said. “There’s nothing you can do about it but pick up and keep moving.” She maintained a positive outlook and it made a huge difference. She worked hard alongside her…

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Expert Job Search Advice for Introverts

Shy. Awkward. Dislikes people. Indifferent. Being an introvert comes with a lot of negative connotations.   Introversion is commonly misunderstood, particularly by those who are not introverts. Extroverts are energized by being busy with high-intensity activities. They thrive having a full professional and social calendar. For introverts, these situations drain energy, rather than fuel it….

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6 Ways to Debunk the “No One’s Hiring” Myth

No one claims looking for a job is easy. It requires a lot of work, and most of the time it might seem like you’re stuck in a dead end, going nowhere. It’s easy to despair in these situations and think the entire process is random. But it isn’t. GetFive method, in fact, brings structure…

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5 Ways to Combat Stress During the Job Hunt

Financial hardships, a sense of rejection, pressure from friends and family — you know these things all too well if you’re in the middle of a job search. It’s easy to convince yourself that you won’t find a job, but you’ll never get anywhere with a mindset like that.

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