Career Advice Blog - July 2013

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Contract jobs can be a beneficial springboard to other opportunities

For those looking to find a job, permanent positions may seem like the way to go, but the rising popularity of contract work in the economy can be as beneficial as a regular position, giving you tools and abilities you might not have expected while allowing you more freedom than a locked-in 9 to 5 would provide.

Fulfilling your passions by finding that dream job
Fulfilling your passions by finding that dream job

If you wake up in the morning and have trouble getting yourself excited to go to work, you're not alone. But if you're looking to find a job that can truly ignite your passions, it may be time for you to pursue your options.

Ask the right questions during an interview
Ask the right questions during an interview

Interviews can be stressful experiences during periods of job searching, but by doing research and reviewing your qualifications, it can be easy to prepare for anything your interviewer asks you.

Tips for better networking in the job search
Tips for better networking in the job search

Networking is a valuable component for the hiring process of anyone looking for a job, but it can sometimes be imposing from the start. Honing your sights and knowing what you want out of the experience can go a long way.

Honesty is the best policy when applying for jobs
Honesty is the best policy when applying for jobs

While it might not seem like a big deal to lie on your resume, the truth can easily be found out by employers. Honesty needs to be your best policy when applying for jobs.

Career-building tips for millennials
Career-building tips for millennials

To build a career and find a job that's right for you as an entry-level professional, starting early and focusing often on your goals should be the way to go. While many stereotypes exist surrounding the fresh-out-of-college, modern worker, you have the ability to break any common misconceptions.

Fix common resume mistakes to improve your employment outlook
Fix common resume mistakes to improve your employment outlook

It pays to be careful when sending a resume out to prospective employers. The tiniest mistake, if noticed, could land your resume in the trash or recycling, putting you out of contention even before you've been fairly considered.

Rethinking the job search if it's not going well

Instead of getting discouraged by a long and fruitless job search, realizing its lack of success can help you to change your job searching style and improve your chances.

Asking the right questions in your interview
Asking the right questions in your interview

While the interview environment can be overwhelming, taking advantage of the questioning period is important to learn not only more about the position itself but to help you stand out and learn more about whether you should or shouldn't take the position.

How to use social media to help you find a job
How to use social media to help you find a job

One occasionally overlooked resource that can make all the difference in a job hunt is the  use of social media. With little cost to start a profile on many social media sites, you can use them as an important tool to end up at a job you truly want.


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