Positioning Yourself (Step Two)

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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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4 Simple Steps to Tell if You’re Right for the Job

Say you apply for a job and you’re ecstatic because you meet every single required qualification. You go through three rounds of interviews and are feeling pretty good about things. Then you get the rejection letter: “Thank you for your time, but we’ve selected another candidate who we felt was a better fit.”

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18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in 2018

Your LinkedIn profile is an important tool in your job-seeker toolbox, plus it will help you develop your professional brand and boost your networking potential. However, a great profile must be created and maintained. Make it your goal in 2018 to improve your profile and footprint on LinkedIn. Here are 18 effective ways how: 1….

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Could Facebook Help You Land a New Job? The Social Media Giant Is Piloting a Work History Feature

Savvy job seekers know LinkedIn is currently the go-to platform for professional networking and job search outreach. Now they may have another social media tool to help them shine online: Facebook. Recently, Facebook has been testing a feature that allows users to upload their resume and build a professional-looking page that highlights their experience and…

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The Truth About Holiday Hiring: Why and How to Kick Your Search Into High Gear

As we wind down the last few weeks of 2017, it’s easy for job hunters to feel a sense of anxiety and succumb to gloom and doom. At GetFive, we remind our members that there are good reasons to stay positive, even in the most difficult of times. If you are ready to give up…

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Avoiding the Proverbial “Black Hole”

If you ever read about how companies, as well as some of the big job boards such as Monster Worldwide and CareerBuilder, are making their applicant tracking systems more sophisticated in attracting job applicants, you would think the world of job hunting is becoming a lot like the world of online dating. While human resources…

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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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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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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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Taking Your Cues From Others

Whatever the economic situation — whether the stock market is climbing or falling, companies are hiring, or the economy is slumping — one thing is certain: members of GetFive learn from one another. By taking their cues from TFC members who have tested the job market, landed interviews and even new jobs, other members become successful…

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The 3 Stages of Your Job Search

When you hear the question, “How is your job search going?” you’re likely to answer with a grumbling, “Well, I don’t have a job yet.” But at GetFive, we would never encourage you to answer the question like that. You may not have a job yet, but that doesn’t mean your search isn’t going well….

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Think of Your Job Search as an Ongoing Campaign

Navigating your job search is much like conducting a campaign for yourself. After all, your job search happens in stages. At GetFive, we believe there are two ways of looking at the stages of a job search: 1. Job Search as a Whole Stage 1: In the early days, you are networking, which then leads to…

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3 Times When Simplicity Can Help Make Your Job Search More Effective

A job search is a naturally complex endeavor. Completing assessment exercises, brainstorming targets, identifying the search phase you’re currently in, strategizing for interviews — you have a lot to juggle when you’re looking for a job. However, it pays to simplify in some key areas, otherwise prospective employers may have a hard time understanding who you really are professionally and what you might bring to the table.

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5 Golden Rules for Explaining Gaps of Employment on Your Resume

You’ve got a stellar resume, great references and a list of skills a mile long. Unfortunately, you also have an employment gap that feels miles wide. How can you mind the gap and still keep prospective employers interested? Whether you were laid off, took a sabbatical or stayed home to care for family, follow these five time-tested rules for explaining employment gaps.

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