Three Reasons to Let a Professional Create Your New Résumé

One of the first things most people do when jumping into the job search melee is to obtain a résumé and related career materials, such as cover letters and a LinkedIn profile. This might mean sitting down in front of a computer to create a new résumé yourself or having it done by a professional …

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Google For Jobs Will Change Your Job Search Experience—For the Better

This week, Google officially launched its newest feature, which allows job seekers across all skill levels and industries to connect with jobs and employers. The goal of the platform is to bridge the gap between jobs seekers and employers. As stated in the article put out by Google regarding the platform, job seekers often have …

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The Many Resources Provided by CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas for Job Seekers

  The job hunt can feel daunting and sometimes lonely, but it doesn’t have to. In Florida’s Tampa Bay Area, we’re afforded many resources and opportunities, one of which is CareerSource. With offices across the Tampa Bay Area, CareerSource Tampa Bay and Pinellas arm job seekers with a diverse toolbox. Here are some of the …

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Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on and …

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An Unconventional Approach to the Job Search: Sending Letters of Introduction (LOI)

  It’s happened to all of us. We spend hours on the web applying to jobs, day in and day out, and receive no response. At some point, we start to feel like we’ll never get anywhere and long for the days of face-to-face interaction. The digital world can make looking for a job a …

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Navigating the New LinkedIn for Your Job Search

  Earlier this year, not so subtle changes were unveiled on LinkedIn, and many found (and still find) the new interface difficult to navigate. Technology changes are frequent and inevitable, but nonetheless frustrating. Not to worry, though, with a little practice and instruction, you can use the new interface for your job search just as …

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Temp Work: Why and How to Use a Staffing Agency to Find Work

  Sometimes, the job search doesn’t always go as planned. It takes longer than expected to secure the perfect full-time position. The emergency fund starts to run low, and you’ve decided finding temporary work might be in your best interest while you continue to search for your dream, full-time position. Staffing agencies tend to have …

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The Best Job Search Campaign is a Long-term One

People change jobs and even careers in today’s job market like they do cars or laptops. This is an exaggeration, but it is stated to make a point. The idea that a worker finishes school and then secures a great job that has lifetime security and fulfillment is long gone. A society that is speeding …

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Will a Bells and Whistles Resume Format Get You Interviews and a Great Job?

There is considerable debate within the career, job search, and resume creation sectors regarding the benefits of having a resume that maximizes visual appeal or keeping the resume format simple and more traditional and business-like. From my standpoint, the answer is “it depends.” Before I start, there is nothing that will replace compelling and priority …

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Three Things to Do and Three to Avoid in Creating a Dynamic Cover letter

Job seekers often minimize their focus on or even ignore the creation of cover letters to accompany résumés and other materials when applying for jobs. It can seem like a waste of time to provide cover letters, but it is often time well spent if they are crafted carefully and creatively. Here are three things …

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