Positioning Yourself

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A Fortunate Dilemma: Choosing Between Multiple Job Offers

Congratulations! While many job searchers may worry about securing one job offer, you ran an effective search and wound up with multiple. One of the biggest mistakes made by job searchers today is to go after only one opportunity, according to career experts at GetFive. But with many prospects in front of you, you’re more likely to find the right fit.

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3 Tips to Deal With Gender Bias During Interviews

When you interview for a job, you assume the hiring company will select the best candidate for the position. This could mean a combination of factors like skill set, education, work ethic, and cultural fit. What it shouldn’t include is your gender. But unfortunately there often is a gender bias during interviews, and it’s a bias held by both females and males…

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6 Tips to Stand Out When Applying for a Nonprofit Job

Thinking of setting your sights on the nonprofit sector? Working for a charity can be a very gratifying and wonderful way to maximize your professional talent. In general, nonprofit organizations look for many of the same skills for-profit businesses do, but that doesn’t mean your resume, cover letter and into Standout interview answers should be exactly the same for each. There are subtle adjustments you can make to help you stand out against the competition…

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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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Temp to Permanent: How to Turn a Contract Job Into a Full-Time Gig

During the course of a year, U.S. staffing companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees, according to the American Staffing Association. This massive number doesn’t include workers contracted directly with a company instead of via a staffing service. Bottom line: A lot of Americans are working as temps. Companies use contract workers for a number of reasons. They may…

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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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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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Refresh Your Job Search for Fall
The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn, but what does that have to do with your job search strategy? It turns out, pumpkin spice season also happens to be a popular time for hiring. So if you’re on the hunt for a job this fall, polish up your resume and follow these tips to find success...
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Negotiating a Consulting or Freelance Assignment

Setting off on your own to work as a freelancer or consultant is a great way to broaden your experience and grow your network. Whether you’re planning on becoming a professional freelancer or simply looking for work between jobs, one of the most important aspects of freelance work is knowing how much to charge. Figuring this out will help you confidently negotiate your fee…

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Looking For the Right Job? It’s All About Cultural Fit

“We’re looking for the right fit,” you hear the interviewer say.

“The right fit?” you ask yourself, “I’m just looking for a job with a salary.”

But the truth is, a job is more than just a place you have to go every morning. Each company has its own organizational culture that you might not even notice until it rubs you the wrong way.

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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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