Career Advice Blog - October 2013

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Learning from others' mistakes in the job interview stage
Learning from others' mistakes in the job interview stage

When preparing for a job interview, you may not think looking at common mistakes would be a good thing, but not only is there a lot to learn, but they can actually provide a big help to your future employment opportunities when you're trying to find a job.

Information and advice for those trying to find seasonal work
Information and advice for those trying to find seasonal work

As the temperature drops and the weather begins to change, companies are using the days of early fall to prepare themselves for the holiday rush.

Networking trumps listings when trying to find a job
Networking trumps listings when trying to find a job

When job searching, the first place many people look is an online job board, as they provide plenty of leads for new opportunities in their field of choice.

Breaking from tradition can bring new horizons to job searching
Breaking from tradition can bring new horizons to job searching

Nervousness when it comes to trying to find a job is nothing new, so anyone going through the process need not worry as they're not alone.

Early education can generate further interest for women in STEM fields
Early education can generate further interest for women in STEM fields

While the current number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is much lower than many in the industry might hope, increased emphasis on education will likely be the key to successfully inspire future generations to stick with the field.

Improving recruiting practices with LinkedIn
Improving recruiting practices with LinkedIn

Recruiting in the age of the Internet can seem like it's a difficult prospect, especially for managers who may be less up to date with technology than they want to. However, most recruiting practices can easily be taken advantage of by harnessing LinkedIn.

STEM interest for women needs to start as early as possible
STEM interest for women needs to start as early as possible

While the current outlook for women in the STEM fields remains somewhat uncertain, there's plenty of hope for improvement from new approaches toward education and redefining the field itself.

Keywords in resumes a key way to land interviews
Keywords in resumes a key way to land interviews

Today, modern technology may allow your resume to be read not by a manager but a computer, according to Youtern.

Tell them what they'll want to hear when writing a resume
Tell them what they'll want to hear when writing a resume

When it comes to resumes, especially for those who haven't been in the job market for a long amount of time, it can be difficult knowing exactly what employers will be looking for.

The lost art of the thank you note can play a big role
The lost art of the thank you note can play a big role

In the modern days of the job search becoming a major undertaking, one tradition that has fallen somewhat by the wayside is the follow-up or thank you note.


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