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Mar 20th, 2018
You are always hearing that LinkedIn can help you find a job but you haven't had much success with it.  Like any other form of networking, it'll only work for you if you are genuinely engaged.  Once you are happy with your profile, you can start building up your connections.  These connections are where the magic happens on LinkedIn.  If you don't know who you should be connecting with, here are a few suggestions to get you started:   Coworkers and classmates.    Your colleagues, both past and present, are valuable contacts on LinkedIn.  Since... + continue reading
Mar 17th, 2018
Imagine having an employer contact you with an amazing opportunity!  It sounds too good to be true, but LinkedIn has made it a reality for today's job seekers.  However, it doesn't happen for everybody.  You need to possess skills that are in demand and you need to approach LinkedIn in a way that is appealing to employers.  Here are a few tips that will help you get found by employers on LinkedIn: Use the right keywords.  When you are trying to be found on LinkedIn, keywords are everything!  In particular, it is important to include keywords in your... + continue reading
Mar 13th, 2018
After months of searching, you've finally been offered your dream job.  You are beyond excited.  You are ready to pack up your desk and move on to bigger and better things.  Not so fast; you still have some work to do.  Before you dive into this new opportunity, you need make a graceful exit from your current employer.  Here are a few tips that will allow you to leave your job while maintaining the relationships that you worked so hard to build:   Give them lots of notice.  At minimum, you are expected to provide your employer with at least two weeks... + continue reading
Mar 08th, 2018
Everyone has bad days at work but if you are consistently unhappy in your job, it might be time to take a closer look.  Here are five indications that you need to make a career move: You HATE being there.  Do you feel a sense of dread when you have to go to work?  Do you spend a lot of time watching the clock, just waiting for it to be over?  If you are feeling this tension for the entire time you are at work, it is not healthy for you.  You either need to change the way that you approach your work or you need to find a new job.  The first step is to identify... + continue reading
Mar 06th, 2018
Today's job market is competitive.  It is difficult for a young person to break in and land their first job.  It is extremely discouraging to keep sending in your resume only to be greeted by silence.  Perhaps you are afraid that no employer will ever want to hire you over more experienced candidates.  Don't get discouraged; as a young person, you have strengths that employers are seeking.  If you are strategic about your job search and you persist with it,  you will find the right opportunity.  Here are some common concerns of youth job seekers and how you... + continue reading
Mar 01st, 2018
Most people agree that STEM jobs are and will continue to be in demand.  A STEM job is a position that requires an education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  If you can develop skills in these areas, you will have many opportunities available to you.  Here are some examples of STEM jobs that are hot right now.   Information Technology.  There is a wide range of careers available in Information Technology including web developers, software developers, database administrators, computer network architects, user support specialists and systems... + continue reading
Feb 26th, 2018
What do employers look for when they are hiring a new employee?  You might be surprised.  Of course they are seeking a candidate with the technical skills to do the job.  However, they are also looking for someone who will fit in with their team.  Many employers admit that they would be willing to overlook it if a candidate was missing a few of the technical skills if they seemed like a good fit.  What does that mean?  What could be more important than the job requirements?  Here is a list of a few of the skills and traits that employers are always looking... + continue reading