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08 Jan
2017

Jannet Braganza

Associate Consultant

7 Ways Your Social Media Profiles Are Killing Your Career

Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest may be fun places to hang out, but did you know they’re also great places to grow — or completely ruin — a career? It’s true: a whopping 77% of employers use social media to find candidates, while (perhaps more troubling) 20% of them use these platforms to screen out candidates as well. That means that if you’re concerned only with the personal aspects of your social media profile, you may be killing your career without even meaning to. Here’s how. 1. You Overshare (Or Don’t Share Enough) No one wants to kn

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05 Jan
2017

Reena Kumari

Senior Associate Consultant

7 Steps To Power Your Way To A Promotion This Year

  Photo Credit: Shutterstock Is your goal this year to get that promotion? Good for you! A promotion doesn’t just magically happen because you want it to or because you feel like you spent enough time in your current position. Promotions take place because of demonstrated ability to perform at the next level. (Feeling stuck in your job? Watch this free webinar to learn how to bust out of your career rut.) If you really want that promotion, you need to earn it. Here at seven steps to power your way to that promotion:   1. Know Where You’re Going

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04 Jan
2017

Carabelle Dsouza

Associate Consultant

Would HR Managers Review YOUR Resume?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock If there’s one thing clear in the field of career advice, it’s the plethora of recommendations and “tips” on how to craft an effective resume. And the complexity of what I’ll label “resume wisdom” has escalated in recent years from the impact of technology and the emergence of some new, and very different, resume formats. Related: Hiring Problem: The Lack Of Specificity In The Hiring Process On the technology side, job seekers confront the need to make their resumes “search friendly” or directly enter

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03 Jan
2017

Candice Cowan

Search Consultant

5 Things You MUST Do For An Effective Mock Interview

Photo Credit: Bigstock Before you walk into your real deal job interview, it’s important to practice. You want to make sure your answers, behavior, and attire are top-notch! After all, this is your shot to walking into your dream company. Don’t let that opportunity slip because you failed to prepare! In addition to researching the company, answering common interview questions, and finding the PERFECT interview outfit, you should consider conducting a mock interview. Mock interviews help you get comfortable and allow you to identify weak areas of your potential job intervi

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02 Jan
2017

Jobelle Nacpil

Admin Assistant

How To Ask For An Introduction On LinkedIn (And Get It!)

Photo Credit: Bigstock As a sophisticated job seeker, you know the importance of networking your way into companies you’re interested in. But how do you meet people who work for those companies? Let’s say you’re interested in working for Company Techie but you don’t know anyone who actively works there. However, someone in your network DOES know someone who works there. How can you ask for an introduction without being super annoying? Here are some tips. Write a personalized subject line. Craft a brief, intriguing subject line that can grab this person&r

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29 Dec
2016

Carabelle Dsouza

Associate Consultant

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

The job market has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and with it, so too have the hiring methods of employers. Traditionally, it’s been newspapers, industry publications, recruiters, and job boards that have provided the ‘lion’s share’ of new hires for employers. However, since the advent of social media, social networking tools have transformed approaches to recruiting and they are now a primary source of new hire leads for employers and recruiters alike. The ability to research a candidate market and approach desired hires directly is an approach th

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28 Dec
2016

Jannet Braganza

Associate Consultant

3 Interview Mistakes Smart People Make When They Try to Wing It

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have a big mouth. And while you might think that I’d reign it in a bit for a big interview, the fact remains that when I get talking, I can’t help but share personal stories. Even when I’m interviewing. In some instances, this has helped me answer an interview question more clearly. But in others, it’s led me down some borderline insane rabbit holes that lost me opportunities. If I’d prepared better, I probably could’ve avoided these kinds of situations altogether. And while you might think you can avoid

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27 Dec
2016

Jobelle Nacpil

Admin Assistant

The Underrated Benefit of Being Vulnerable at Work

Photo of woman looking thoughtful courtesy of Thomas Barwick/Getty Images. By Stacey Lastoe To be vulnerable is to be human. To be approachable. Honest with yourself and others. It’s not about being weak or submissive or unhinged. Being in a vulnerable state is something that happens organically in our most intimate of relationships, but it’s rarely something we associate with office behavior. You’d rather play it cool than admit when something’s wrong or when you need a hand. You feel like you can’t falter; you’ve got to have all of the answers

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26 Dec
2016

Chippy Thomas

Senior Search Consultant

You Will Always Have to Pay Your Dues, Even in Your Dream Career

Photo of woman at computer courtesy of BraunS / Getty Images. By Kat Boogaard Before I finally gathered the courage to quit my job and pursue my goal of becoming a freelance writer, my mind was constantly swimming with all of the daydream-worthy visions of how awesome my career was going to inevitably be. “I’ll spend my days cozied up in the corner of a quaint coffee shop,” I’d think to myself, “With my laptop in front of me and a latte by my side, working on must-read articles that will appear in all of my favorite, glossy magazines.&r

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25 Dec
2016

Candice Cowan

Search Consultant

5 Tips For Revving Up Your Dwindling Motivation

Photo Credit: Bigstock Motivation is an essential part of follow-through. If you want to accomplish something, whether it’s finding a job or losing weight, you need to find ways to stay motivated. If you’re having trouble revving up your dwindling motivation, try these tips: 1. Create a motivation playlist. Get pumped UP! Put together songs that energize you when you listen to them. Change up the playlist every few weeks so the playlist stays fresh and motivating. Songs on my motivation playlist: “Confident” by Demi Lovato “I love it” by

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