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Think Twice Before Exaggerating on Your Resume

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There’s a lot of pressure to embellish your resume but lying about your qualifications could be disastrous. You may be confused about where to draw the line, especially if you’re new to the job market or returning after some time off. 

If so, you have plenty of company. About 46% of adults know someone who has included false information on a resume, according to a survey by the staffing firm OfficeTeam. 

It’s a disturbing situation because the risks and consequences of getting ...

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Master the Art of Weekend Job Hunting with These 3 Expert Strategies

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There’s some truth to the adage that the more time you spend looking for work, the shorter your job search will be. With that in mind, you might want to avoid taking 2 days off each week while you’re waiting for business to resume on Monday morning. 

Fortunately, there are worthwhile things you can do on the weekend that will help you land your next position sooner. Start with these 3 strategies suitable for Saturdays and Sundays. 

Networking on Weekends: 

Networking is one ...

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New Year, New Career: A Guide to Elevating Your Professional Journey in 2024 

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As the year comes to an end, the holidays season serves as the perfect time to reflect and renew your goals. In light of embracing the endless possibilities that the new year brings, let’s start a journey to elevate our professional lives as well as our personal lives. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of setting up meaningful career opportunities and adopting habits that contribute to your success in 2024. 

Reflecting on the Past Year 

Before we ...

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Don’t Make a Late-Life Career Change Until You Read This

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Changing careers can feel a bit intimidating at any age. That is especially true when considering making a significant transition late in life. Then again, recent trends suggest that your chances for success may be greater than you think. 

The American Institute for Economic Research survey found that more than 80% of respondents said they could launch a new career after age 45. Most could increase their income over time even when they had to take an initial pay cut. 

What does ...

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7 Successful Tips To Change Careers

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Weather forecasters can not reliably predict the weather three days from now. How are 22-year-olds supposed to pick the right careers for the next 40-plus years? Most of us will contemplate a career change at some point. It might be a conscious decision, or the loss of a job might be the genesis of a difference. 

The thought of a new career path can be both exciting and daunting. However, the risk and reward can both be high. A practical approach ...

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Building a Career with a New Passion

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It’s no secret that many people are unhappy with their jobs. A recent study by Gallup found that only 13% of workers worldwide are engaged in their work. Without a doubt, most people are not passionate about their jobs. 

So how can you find work you love? And once you identify it, how can you build a career around it? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, but you can do a few things to increase your chances of ...

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How to Cope With Changes in Careers While Parenting

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Parenting and working can be highly challenging, especially when dealing with a career change. However, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey. Without a doubt, there are plenty of people who want to see you succeed. 

Here are some tips to help you cope with changes in your career while parenting: 

  1. Do not be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to help you transition into a new career. Ask your family and ...
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Secret to Applying for Jobs When You May Be Under-Qualified 

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You’ve probably encountered exciting job openings, but you notice that you lack some of the desired qualifications. Is it okay to apply anyway? In most cases, it’s worth taking a chance. Of course, there are some exceptions, like when you have to be an attorney or know how to play the violin. Otherwise, seeing if you can re-frame your background to address the employer’s needs is usually a matter of seeing. Many employment advertisements are more like wish lists than ...

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What To Do When You Get a Video Job Interview?

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Video job interviews are becoming more common because they are cost-efficient and convenient. A 2012 Office Team survey found that 66.7% of human resource managers say they often use video interviews in the hiring process. 

Yet, studies also show that companies and job candidates rate each other lower when they meet on Skype rather than face-to-face. However, like any technology, this method has both pros and cons. Use these suggestions to make the most of a video job interview. 

Advantages of a ...

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How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

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Social media is all the rage. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more seem everywhere. In social media like these, we get constant updates about the relevant and not-so-relevant aspects of everyone’s lives. Here, we’ll consider a practical application of social media: finding your next job. 

Social media gives you great tools for sharing information electronically with a potentially huge audience.  

Try these strategies to help you land a great job: 

  1. Focus your attention on people instead of companies. For instance, if you’re ...
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