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Timing Your Job Search- When Should You Begin

Timing your job search properly:
 
In short, I’d recommend starting 3-4 months before you plan on needing a job. This can depend a lot on the economy in the city you’re moving to, and how in-demand your skillset is. For the reader above, I actually recommended 2-3 months maximum because Nurses usually have no trouble finding interested employers. ...
Sep 14



Top 20 Tips for Starting a New Job

Just as you are breathing a sigh of relief after landing that prized new job, it's time to turn your attention to formulating a plan to guarantee success in your new position.
 
First impressions are critical as you begin your stint with a new employer so you need to be deliberate and savvy about creating the optimal image right from the beginning of your tenure. ...
Sep 12



12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

 1.    Research Earnings Calls, Quarterly Reports & Blog Posts
In today’s world, content is king. Goldman Sachs publishes quarterly reports, Microsoft records its earning calls, and every startup has a blog.
With so much out there, I’m baffled that few of us look past the company’s homepage. ...
Sep 8



How I found a job in a new city before moving there

Last summer, I did something that seemed highly unlikely: I got a job in a city I wanted to live in before I moved there – from 3,000 miles away.
 
When I made the decision to move from New York City to Portland, OR early on in 2013, I wondered if it was possible to secure a job from afar. ...
Sep 6



The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application

Most mid-sized and large companies use an automated system to screen job applicants.
Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities. ...
Sep 2



Career Perks of Bilinguality

There are many perks of being bilingual, here are a few to remember.

Pay Boost: Salary.com asserts that jobs that have pay differentials based on bilingualism pay bilingual employees 5-20% more per hour, on average. Bilingual college graduates typically make 2% more than those who only speak one language, according to MIT economist Albert Saiz. ...
Aug 31



8 Do's And Don'ts When You Apply For A Job Online

That’s why I’m offering eight Do’s and Don’ts to effectively guide you through the process of applying for jobs online:
 
5 Things to Do When You Apply for a Job Online
 
Here’s what you do want to do when you apply for a job online:
 
1. ...
Aug 25



Eliminating Detrimental Distractions in the Workplace

We all know how easy it can be to fall in to the grasps of distractions at work. There’s Facebook, Instagram, the latest cat video on YouTube, chatting with Carol in the break room, the distractions are endless. No matter how good you are at tuning them out, it is not possible to remain focused every second of every day at work. ...
Aug 23



The Ins and Outs of Networking

The general consensus of career professionals is that successful networking has the potential to make one’s career. In today’s competitive career world, it is all about who you know and how they can help you. Networking can appear in many forms: attending an event, forging connections with co-workers, supervisors, or higher-ups, or even randomly running in to and making a connection with a noteworthy professional. ...
Aug 15