Should I Job Search on Weekends?

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Okay, I’m going to keep this one short.

I really just wanted to address something that I know a lot of you consider from time-to-time.

So, if you’re wondering whether it’s beneficial or counterproductive to job search on weekends, spend 3 minutes reading this: [click to continue…]

Are “Years of Experience” Really That Important?

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What’s the deal with the ‘years of experience’ requirement recruiters always squeeze into job listings?

Can that qualification only be satisfied by years of actually working in your industry?

I asked 17 recruiters for their professional insight and here’s what I learned: [click to continue…]

Should I Put Short Work Experience on My Resume?

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Aahhh, short-term work experience….we all have it.

So, does it look bad to a recruiter? Will it hinder your chances of being considered for a position?

If you think it looks bad on your resume, you could be right. If you don’t, you also could be right.

Here’s my informed opinion on putting short-term work on your next resume: [click to continue…]

Symbols on LinkedIn: Yay or Nay?

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Using symbols on LinkedIn is fine, but only in moderation.

Don’t get me wrong, I think symbols are a great way to emphasize skills, roles and ideas.

Still, there’s two sides to the ‘Should I use symbols on my LinkedIn profile?’ discussion.

Here are my professional thoughts on it, plus a couple of tips for you to consider: [click to continue…]

Back to School + Job Searching: 2 Tips

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It’s that time again: back to school

For many professionals, this time of the year is accompanied by all kinds of preparations–you know, the kind that get in the way of you making the most of your job search?

Well, no longer will that be the case. Here are two ways you can handle ‘back to school’ and job searching: [click to continue…]

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