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Why Sleep Is Important To Your Career

Monday, June 11, 2018
Sleep is Important

Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.

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Design Your Resume For The Job You Want

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Résumé

Not all jobs are the same, so why should your resume format be the same for every one? Should you use a chronological format? Functional? Combination? No idea what those are? Don’t panic!

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Work Tips For College Grads

Thursday, May 3, 2018
College Graduates

With graduation coming up, there’s a lot to think about as you wrap up the semester and plan for the weeks, months, and years ahead.  Whether you’re new to the job hunt or have been in the workforce for a long time, your next moves are going to matter. Especially if you’re just getting started in your career, it can be very intimidating to think about.

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What Recruiters Look At More Than Your LinkedIn Profile

Friday, April 27, 2018
Social Media

Whether you’re new to the job search or a seasoned pro, making sure your social media profiles are up to date and suitable for recruiters is key.  You’ve likely heard that LinkedIn is an important one to maintain, but as this article by Stephanie Vozza

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Part-Time Jobs For College Students

Monday, April 23, 2018
Part Time Job

Even though classes and assignments demand a lot of time, many college students seek out part-time work. For some, it’s a necessity in order to pay their bills or purchase books and other school supplies, while for others, it’s more about gaining work experience.

Either way, there are many benefits to having a part-time job while in school. Sure, you’ll make money, but it can also teach you valuable life skills, and it’s also been shown to be associated with better grade.

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What The Stars Have In Store For Your Career This Month

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Horoscopes

There are many different types of career advice out there, but chances are you haven’t thought about how your astrological sign could factor in to your career. Want to know what the planets say for your job search or your new position?

In their column for Monster the Astro Twins share your career horoscope for this month. You can read your career horoscope here.

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Master Your Phone Interview

Friday, March 2, 2018
Phone Interview

The interview process is a major part of any job search.  It’s easy to get caught up thinking about what to wear, how to respond to questions, and what kinds of behaviors to avoid when you meet your potential employer face to face.  However, before you even get to the in-person interview, you likely will have at least one phone interview with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager—if not all three.

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The Best Jobs of 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018
The Best Jobs of 2018

The U.S. News & World Report recently released their annual list of best jobs. The ranking looks at jobs across 15 different categories and factors in things such as salary, room for growth, and work-life balance.  This year’s top four winners for Best Job Overall are:

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How To Decode A Job Posting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Job Search

Knowing what type of job you’re looking for is a great first step to a successful job search. So how about when you start digging into the process of sorting through job postings and deciphering which jobs to apply to? It can be overwhelming, especially when job postings aren’t crystal clear in their details about required experience or what the on-the-job responsibilities will be.

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Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nailing your resume and narrowing down your job search are both important parts of the job hunt, but what about when you find a job posting you want to apply for? Even a stellar prospective employee can be lost in the shuffle if their cover letter isn’t up to par.

This blog post from Career Contessa breaks it down clearly and provides a checklist to help you hit the mark every time.

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