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Tips to Overcome an Online Degree Obstacle in an Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

While more and more employers are accepting online degrees, some companies still view them as “less of an education.” Many recruiters say when you have an applicant that attended an onsite campus versus someone who attended classes online, the onsite candidate will get the job—they just feel they receive a better education onsite.  Here are... » Read Full Article

The Job Interview Checklist

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Job seekers are often frustrated when submitting their resume and never receiving a response—it just feels like a big waste of time. It could be that you’re getting passed over because you haven’t taken the time to make sure that you look good to a potential employer in places other than your resume. Many interviewers... » Read Full Article

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall. Highlight your expert area Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a... » Read Full Article

“UnWrap a New Job”

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 17, 2013 at 9:49 am

Ah, the holidays— buying and wrapping presents, ugly sweater parties, family gatherings… and preparing for a new job. The holiday season is a great time to polish your resume, your shoes, and ring in the New Year with a new career. Get focused and refocus Take the time to evaluate your career goals: where you’ve... » Read Full Article

How to Create Your Career Change Resume

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

So you’ve decided to take your career in a new direction. In a sea of competing job seekers, how do you make sure your resume stands out?  How are you going to convince an employer to take a chance on you? What skills can I transfer? The first question you should ask yourself is, “What... » Read Full Article

The Top Five Things That Recruiters Want You to Know

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: December 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Ever wonder what the recruiters are thinking? Well being a recruiter with many years of experience, I can tell you some of the top things we want job seekers to know and at times would love to tell many of the applicants. Voice Messages need to stay professional As a recruiter the number one pet... » Read Full Article

Are Resumes Outdated?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

With Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media popping up like wildflowers, many candidates wonder – Do I really still need a resume? The answer is yes. Here’s why. No Social Media is Perfect If you think it’s difficult to write a resume – condensing your skills, knowledge and achievements down to one or two pages... » Read Full Article

What’s the Best Resume Format for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In a tight job market, candidates worry about everything from the font choice on their resume to its size. They wonder – “Should I put my LinkedIn url on my resume or should I only include my email?” They worry about whether they have enough experience or too much or not the right kind. All... » Read Full Article

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