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4 Ways to Effectively Network (and Land a Job)

Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? David Adams David Adams is the founder of HomeSuite , […]

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Alternatives to Self-Promotion

One of the hardest parts about looking for a new job is the need to promote yourself – especially since people often feel they have to brag, when in most other social encounters we’re taught not to brag. The standard job search advice tells you that “you’ve got to sell yourself” and “you have to […]

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Building Relationships With Recruiters

When searching for a new job, relationships are the most important piece of the puzzle. How you manage your interactions with people has a direct impact on the value of the relationship. This logic holds true for working with recruiters, too.   When engaging recruiters in your job search, realize there are many nuances to […]

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Boost Your Job Search With A Custom LinkedIn URL

If you are using the default URL that LinkedIn assigned your profile when you create it, you don’t look like a member of the “In crowd” because the default URL is full of numbers. The In crowd members have URL’s that look like this: linkedin.com/in/their-name Rather than a URL like this: linkedin.com/pub/yourname/29/890/2b9/ You will look […]

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Why Benefits Are More Important Than Salary

Looking for a job means compromising. You probably will not find the perfect position in the perfect location with the perfect salary (unless you’re offered a job at Google). But you should not compromise benefits. Although most of us look at a starting salary and get big green dollar signs in our eyes, benefits boil […]

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How to Work From Home Successfully

Whenever the idea of working from home comes to mind, it’s natural to fantasize yourself lounging around in pajamas, taking long lunches and embracing extended sleeping hours. Unfortunately, the reality for successful home workers is very different. It’s important to realize that even though working from home offers some amount of flexibility, it is still […]

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The Most Stressful Jobs of 2015

The most stressful jobs of 2015 can be physically dangerous, psychologically taxing—and a great match for those with the passion and drive necessary to succeed in such an environment. David Barckhoff of Pittsburgh fits the bill. Barkchoff says he became interested in a career as a firefighter, the most stressful job of 2015, at age […]

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The Least Stressful Jobs of 2015

Finding a job where stress is rarely an issue is the goal of many job seekers. But how can you tell whether a job will be stress-free before you’ve actually spent time managing the daily duties? Some measures of stress are easy to define. If you or the life of others may be at jeopardy, […]

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