How to Tell When You’re Not Going to Land the Job

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  During a job search, it’s smart to be optimistic about your chances of landing a new position. However, it’s simply a fact that not every opportunity is going to pan out. While you may get a straightforward response from the hiring manager when you aren’t selected, that isn’t always how it plays out. In… Read more »

Introducing Yourself on LinkedIn? Don’t Do It Like This!

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  LinkedIn provides job seekers with the opportunity to reach out to area recruiting and hiring managers without a more formal connection. While this ability is great for potentially locating a new position, it can also leave us open to making some critical errors during the introduction. And, if the first impression being offered isn’t… Read more »

5 Steps to Make a Great Impression at Your New Clerical Job

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  After a long and arduous process, you had the chance to accept a job offer and are preparing to start in a new clerical position. While this can be an exciting time, it can also bring about a lot of anxiety, especially if you are worried about making a great first impression. Luckily, getting… Read more »

Does Your Career Fall into One of These 3 Categories?

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People often have distinct visions regarding the progression of their career path; they choose specific educational paths, work to reach the next job title in the series, and aim to get as far as possible for retirement. But how those goals are accomplished surprisingly fits most people into one of three career-oriented categories: Organizational, protean,… Read more »

How to Start Job Searching for the Future

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Sometimes, you desperately want a new job, but the time isn’t right to make a transition. Maybe you are in the middle of a big project that could lead to a substantial bonus. Or your current schedule needs won’t be easily met by another company, so you have to stay put until something changes on… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Job Search Slip Around the Holidays! Use These Tips to Keep Up Steam!

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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year. But it often comes with unique stresses that make maintaining focus a challenge, especially if you are looking for a new job. Dividing your time between work and family obligations can be hard enough, and adding a job search to the mix might seem impossible. Instead… Read more »

How to Kick Your Job Search Into Shape Before the New Year

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Searching for new job opportunities can almost feel like a job unto itself. However, getting everything in order doesn’t have to be a strain to be successful. If you want to kick your job search into shape before we celebrate the new year, here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction… Read more »

Watch for These Warning Signs – Before Accepting a Job Offer

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Whether you have applied for your dream job or just the right job for right now, there are times when accepting a job offer may not be in your best interest.  Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these warning signs that may indicate trouble ahead. Ambiguity about the Job Description If you ask… Read more »