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How to Use Your Time Off for Professional Development

When is the last time you thought about professional development? The spread of COVID-19 has caused many people to be out of work or taking mandatory time off while stuck at home feeling uncertain about the future of their jobs. With so many in self-quarantine and cut...

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Top Tips for Dealing With Background Checks

Top Tips for Dealing With Background Checks

A simple background check, can mean the difference between employment and shuffling back to the job search. Many of us stretch the truth a little, but what makes an employer cross you off the list? For those currently in the job-seeking market, almost one-third of...

How To Choose (And Use) References

How To Choose (And Use) References

You already know that having a great reference to back up your skills is imperative, but not everyone knows how they should go about getting one. Your reference (or references) is often the last hurdle before getting the job offer, and missing information, bad...

Overqualified Job Seeker DOs and DON’Ts

Overqualified Job Seeker DOs and DON’Ts

Rest assured, during every interview process, there are always candidates who don't perfectly fit the position's mold. But what if you're too overqualified? It's important to stress how and why your skill set would be an asset to the company, but it can be...

Top Tips for Negotiating a Job Offer

Top Tips for Negotiating a Job Offer

You did it. You interviewed like a champ, you followed up, and you got the job offer. Congratulations! But wait. Your work isn't done yet. Now you must negotiate your compensation, your perks and your start date. Where do you go from here? Will you blow it, come...

How to Land the Informational Interview

How to Land the Informational Interview

People are busy. Why would they want to take time from their busy day to meet with you? Even the busiest professionals tend to be open to informational interview requests if you approach them the right way. Who Do You Know? But first things first: How do you decide...