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18 ways to refresh your job search when it’s wearing you down

Author Stacey Gawronski for The Muse on Mashable

If there’s any time of year when job-search fatigue swoops in and threatens to stop you cold in your cover-letter writing, resume-tailoring, application-sending game, this may be it. The holidays are a thing of the past, the temperature’s dropping, and the reality of the situation is pretty much in your face. Continue reading →

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3 ways to get the most out of an informational interview

Author Richard Moy for The Muse on Mashable

It became clear to me very quickly when I was a recruiter that one of the most misunderstood facets of the interview process is the informational interview. All too often, I’ve had to be the bearer of bad news to friends who didn’t quite understand what to expect from one. Continue reading →

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5 career-boosting reasons you should volunteer (in addition to being a good person)

Author Kat Boogaard for The Muse

You put a lot into your job hunt. You tweak your resume, polish your LinkedIn profile, research companies, and brush up on your interview skills as needed. But, what if I told you that you’re missing something big? Something that 76% of career advisers say will make you way more likely to actually land the job. Continue reading →

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11 creative ways to make your job application stand out

From the Young Entrepreneur Council for The Muse

Face it: Most resumes and cover letters are pretty boring (yours included). When a hiring manager is trying to get through dozens (or hundreds) of job applications, there’s nothing like a little personality to attract her attention. And no, I’m not talking crazy formatting or throwing in a snarky comment. Continue reading →

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25 little ways to get closer to your dream job this week

Author Adrian Granzella Larssen from Mashable

Changing careers is a big, scary feat.

Scratch that. A huge, terrifying feat. When your dream job has pretty much nothing to do with what you’ve been working toward your entire career — bridging that gap can feel overwhelming.  Continue reading →

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45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

Author Kate Moon from Mashable

No matter where you’re at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets you the promotion. And, even if you’re a senior-level manager who’s totally content, getting experience in an unfamiliar area shows your team how much you value growing your skill set. Continue reading →

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Should you tell interviewers the truth — or what they want to hear?

Author Katie Douthwaite Wolf on Mashable.

When it comes to interviews, job seekers often fear off-the-wall questions, awkward interviewers, or accidentally showing up late.

But there’s another stressor that can be just as crippling: You’re asked a question, and you know your answer — but you also know it’s not the answer the interviewer wants to hear. Continue reading →

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What it Really Means to “Tailor Your Resume”

Author Lily Zhang for The Muse

Applying for a job? You’ve probably heard the advice plenty of times to tailor your resume for the position.

But, you might not know exactly how to put it in action. What does tailoring your resume actually involve? How many changes do you need to make? What content should you be focusing on? Continue reading →

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Temp & Perm Office Recruitment – Market Commentary October 2015

In contrast to the frenetic activity of July through to September, the start to the final quarter of 2015 has been quite subdued in our Melbourne office. The number of permanent position requirements has reduced dramatically and temp staffing is mainly confined to bookkeeping and medical administration. Clients appear to be gauging their needs nearer the start date of an assignment and in saying that, are happy to accept a higher hourly rate to ensure the right calibre temporary support. Continue reading →

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The 8 Things No Recruiter (Ever) Wants To See On Your Resume

Author Liam Coleman from UnderCoverRecruiter

Your resume is essential to helping you get a job – you’re unlikely to get far without it. As a record of your achievement, it (ideally) lays out for an employer exactly what you have done and therefore that you can do the job for which you’re applying. Continue reading →

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