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How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts on LinkedIn

By Noelle | March 10, 2020

The online job search has an extremely low success rate. So how do you get into your dream company without applying online? A networking-based approach is the solution for uncovering unadvertised jobs and getting a foot in the door. Once you have a foot in the door you can sell yourself to the hiring manager …


Pros and Cons for Quitting Your Job Without Another One Lined Up

By Noelle | November 18, 2019

Updated: January 2021 You’ve hit your limit in your job. It’s completely sucking the life out of you and you know it’s time to quit. However you don’t have another job lined up. Should you still quit? There are pros and cons to quitting a job without another one lined up. In this blog post …

10 Simple Money Saving Strategies For Your Job Search

By Noelle | January 3, 2019

Updated June 2020 Finding a job can be a job within itself – one that doesn’t pay, but instead, it costs you money. Since there’s probably a good chance you’re limited on funds as you perform your job search, here are some simple tips and tricks that will help you lower the cost of your …

How to Tailor Your Resume and Become the Best Fit for the Job

How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Description

By Noelle | April 19, 2018

Updated June, 2020 You invested in a professionally written resume and now you’re ready to apply, using a resume that makes you proud. Not so fast! To maximize your chances of landing an interview, you must customize your resume to the target role, company, and industry – otherwise known as resume tailoring. It may seem …

How to Break Out of a Job-Hunting Rut [The 6-Step Plan]

How to Break Out of a Job-Hunting Rut [The 6-Step Plan]

By Noelle | January 22, 2018

Updated June, 2020 Getting stuck in a job search rut is easy to do and very common amongst the majority of job searchers I meet. If you’re not careful, or aware of the ways around this rut, your job search can take significantly longer. It can also take a hit to your mental game, masking …

10 Things You Should Avoid When Applying for a Job Online

10 Things You Should Avoid When Applying for a Job Online

By Debbie Richardson | October 21, 2017

Online job applications make it easy for candidates to find and apply for dozens of jobs in a matter of minutes. As a result, recruiters are bombarded with resumes and job applications from a pool of candidates who are all after the same job. Many of these candidates are not qualified driving recruiter attention spans …


Should You Apply for the Job or Not?

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | June 26, 2017

Updated: December 2020 Are you applying for jobs, but not landing interviews? This is one of the most common challenges faced by job searchers today and one that has a simple solution of presenting yourself, in your resume, as the best fit. In this blog post, we will share the best tool for assessing job …


Everything You Need to Know About Informational Interviews

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | January 18, 2017

Updated: January 2021 The informational interview is a great strategy for making valuable industry contacts. Informational interviews also land jobs quicker than submitting online applications. In this blog post we will explain everything you need to know about conducting a successful informational interview. Informational interviews can be a great way to get a foot in …


How to Find Your Perfect Career Fit and Focus Your Brand

By Anne Grieves | January 3, 2017

With the vast amount of online job postings, it can be overwhelming to commit to one particular job focus. However, it’s a lack of focus that will prevent you from branding yourself as a desirable job candidate. Hiring managers and HR personnel want to know you are 100% focused on their job. Otherwise, you will …