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Job Search Tip of the Week #51 (2017)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #51 (2017)

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“We have tons of qualified candidates for a key open position, but I’m looking for more than qualifications,” wrote Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried in an article for Inc. magazine. “When I see it in someone, the person shoots to the top of the candidate list. And when I don’t see it, off the list the person goes.”

What is “it,” you ask? Effort.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #34 (2017)

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Social Hiring (+ What it Means for You)

Hiring with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]



It goes without saying that social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have given job seekers and employers unprecedented access to one another. And for many, particularly those who are “happily employed” (who we in the IT staffing industry refer to as passive candidates), that’s why they’re shutting down their social media accounts.

However, there are many reasons you should stay on social media, not least of which is the ability to take control of your narrative and determine what people find when they search for you online (like it or not, they’re doing it). So sure, you may be happy where you’re at now, but think of the ideal opportunities you could be missing out on: If your dream employer can’t find you easily, it’s as if they’d never heard of you.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #24 (2017)

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Top 5 Most Common Typographical & Grammatical Errors

Details Can Make the Difference on Your Résumé & Cover Letter


Check for typos!


You could be everything a hiring manager is looking for, but if you neglect to review and revise your application materials before you submit them, you may be giving your potential employer a reason to take you out of their candidate pool.

Hiring managers base their initial impression of who you are and would be as an employee on your résumé and cover letter. Documents and other correspondence laden with typographical and grammatical errors suggest that you lack attention to detail and professionalism, which consequently increases the likelihood that you won’t be considered a viable candidate for the position. The following is a list of the five most common, non-content mistakes that we’ve come across on technical résumés and cover letters:

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