When job searching, it’s important to set goals for yourself and create a plan for success. However, just saying “my goal is to get a new job,” isn’t going to get you anywhere. You need a structure with details, so you can take action and accomplish what you want—in short, you need a SMART goal. This post explores what SMART goals are, why they are important, and how they can be effectively leveraged in your job search.Read More
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LinkedIn is a major resource when you’re job searching. However, for you to take full advantage of LinkedIn in your job search, you need to treat it as more than just a virtual resume. In this post, I outline three simple strategies for leveraging underutilized areas of your profile to attract recruiters, engage your network, show your personality, and ultimately use linkedin to find a job.Read More
If you’re in the market for a new role, you know job hunting takes a fair amount of effort. It’s always good news to hear that a hiring manager is interested in interviewing you. However, the hiring manager sends you a request—a job interview assignment to complete. You don’t even know if you’re a serious candidate yet and you’re being asked to do work for free. What is interview homework? Why do employers require job interview assignments? What can you do if you receive a work assignment during the interview process?Read More
When you’re getting ready for an interview, you want to be as prepared as possible. However, there are questions that are inappropriate for interviewers to ask, and others that are downright illegal. This post explores 10 illegal interview questions that employers cannot ask, and how to answer illegal interview questions in the moment.Read More
When you’re in the job market, job searching isn’t always the easiest process. Whether you’re just starting to look or are at the height of your search, follow these 10 job hunting tips on how to find the right job, optimize your application and appearance to employers, and nail every single aspect of your job search.Read More