En Route: A Career Blog

Category: Tips

Tips to stay organized when working from home

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

As someone who works from home, people ask me, “How do you do it?” They feel that they would be too easily distracted or tempted to shirk their professional duties. The answer isn’t a simple, “No, it’s easy.” It does take major discipline and, if you’re like me, you may find it hard to take... » Read Full Article

Asking Friends for Job Search Help

AUTHOR: Shawn P.
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POSTED: February 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Asking friends and former colleagues for assistance with your job search is without a doubt an awkward thing for many job seekers, but it’s worth the time and effort.. What’s important to know For generations, Americans found available career opportunities in the local newspaper’s help wanted section. However, classifieds and other traditional sources of job... » Read Full Article

Work-life Balance

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm

One of the great accolades that business technology receives is the increased flexibility it gives today’s workers. It is with near certainty that you or someone you know works from their mobile device or telecommutes. Technology has created a world where savvy businesses allow workers to effectively decide when and how they will complete their... » Read Full Article

Hiring Trends for the New Year

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

With the end of the year fast approaching, you might be wondering what hiring trends we can expect in 2015. I met with some local recruiters to find out what they think will be the top five trends to get hired next year. Referrals: In 2014, this remained the top way recruiters found qualified candidates.... » Read Full Article

Why Didn’t I Land an Interview?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: July 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

You’ve found your dream job! You submitted your cover letter and resume as requested, but didn’t receive an interview. So what are you doing wrong? Here are some reasons as to why you might not make the cut. A resume that doesn’t fit the bill—Let’s face the fact that we’re not all professional writers, and... » Read Full Article

The Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Calls

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: June 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

You’ve tailored your resume, written unique cover letters, sent your follow-up emails. So why haven’t you heard anything back? 1. You’re Not Using Keywords Sure, you followed all the online directions, submitting Word docs of your resume and cover letter, dutifully filling out your contact info. But here’s the thing—no one may have actually looked at... » Read Full Article

4 Salary Negotiation Tips for the New Grad

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

You’re weeks or even days from graduating college- and that means you’re excited about making the “big bucks.” Too many times college grads will take the first offer, since it’s a lot more than your part-time gig pays. Don’t fall victim to a lower salary, and know your value—here are some tips to get the... » Read Full Article

Graduation is Here. What’s Next?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s almost May, which means graduation. With the changes in the job market, how does a new graduate approach their search? Keep reading for some tips for a new grad in the job market. Plus, some advice for Millennials, who might not know what they want to do—and that’s ok. The Opportunity Often times a... » Read Full Article

How to negotiate the best salary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

You made it through the interview process and you’ve reached the “official offer.” How do you make sure you’ll be paid what you’re expecting? Many candidates think they don’t have room for negotiating with a slowed economy, but this is far from true. Here are some tips to negotiate the best salary—which should start before... » Read Full Article

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