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Salary Negotiation: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of negotiating your salary. But is it always advisable to negotiate or just in special circumstances? In this blog post we’ll share considerations for whether or not to negotiate salary, as well as tips for effective salary negotiation. Do you really have a shot at negotiating a higher salary?…

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25 Best Executive Recruiting Firms for the Executive Job Search

Executive recruiters are the gatekeepers for the most coveted jobs in your industry. If you are an Executive and you aren’t working with executive recruiters during your job search, you are missing out. Forbes released a list of the 200 best executive recruiting firms in America. In this post I will narrow down the results to the…

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How to Promote Yourself in Job Interviews Without Sounding Arrogant

During your job interview, the interviewer will need to know that you are the best person for the job. But what if you aren’t comfortable with self-promotion? How can you sell yourself as the best candidate, when bragging isn’t your thing? In this post we’ll explain the difference between boasting and strategic selling, and how to…

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10 Job Seeker Opportunities – Jobvite’s 2021 Recruiter Survey Report

Every year Jobvite surveys hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals for its annual Recruiter Nation Report to determine where the industry’s priorities lie and current hiring trends. The 2021 report is out and there’s plenty of information that you should know about. In this blog post I’ll share the most relevant survey results for job…

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How to Rebuild Career Confidence to Re-enter the Workforce

Career re-entry is probably the toughest career move to make. It requires someone who hasn’t worked in a while to jump back into the job search, identify their most marketable current skills despite having a resume gap of greater than a year, and muster up the confidence to convince others their skills haven’t gone stale…

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Proven Strategies for Overcoming Career Roadblocks

In Part 1 of my Career Exploration series, I share how to take stock of your current situation and do a deep dive into what’s really important for you in your career. If you are feeling like you can do better, or you are dreading going to work in the morning, or you’ve just lost…

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How to Get Started Exploring All Your Career Options

If you are like most people, you are fairly content in your career. You’re probably also really good at what you do. After all, you’ve probably been doing it for a long time! But have you ever asked yourself if what you’re doing in your job is really what you want to be doing? Maybe…

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How to Connect on LinkedIn and Message Non-Connections

Are you finding key contacts on Linkedin but not sure how to connect? If you come across contacts outside your 1st degree connections, there are 2 ways to send personalized messages in order to increase your chances of getting a response. In this blog post we’ll walk you through how to connect and message cold contacts…

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How to Land an Out of State Job

You’re hoping to relocate to a new state and find a new job before you arrive. But how can you convince recruiters and hiring managers to take a chance on someone who is not local? In this blog post we’ll share strategies for increasing your chances of landing an out of state job.  Starting the…

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Jobscan Career Change Tool Review 2021

Jobscan is a popular tool used by job seekers trying to improve their resumes. But just how well does it work for career changers? In this blog post I will review Jobscan’s Career Change tool from the standpoint of a recruiter and resume expert. I’ll share the pros and cons of this tool as well…

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Why I Don’t Recommend the LinkedIn “Open to Work” Feature

LinkedIn is always launching new features to assist professionals in the job search. LinkedIn’s newest feature is the “Open to Work” green profile picture frame that you’ve been seeing all over the platform. Most job searchers are wondering if this new green callout will help or hurt their chances of landing a job. In this…

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19 Best LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals

Linkedin is one of the most valuable tools there is for the  job search. It provides a platform for networking and career path research amongst other high value features. One invaluable networking feature of the platform is LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn Groups are virtual networking rooms that put you in the right circles with like-minded industry professionals. LinkedIn…

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