Posts Categorized: Career Tips

How Body Language Can Make or Break an Interview

When you’re preparing for an interview, you’re likely thinking of how you can impress the interviewer. You review your skills, your training, and your past experience. You’ll talk about all of them, and wow the interviewer!  All of that is important, of course. But something people don’t often think about can be nearly as important…. Read more »

How to Answer What Your Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Are

If you’re scheduled for a job interview, it’s a good idea to think through potential answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. And there are two frequently asked questions: 1) what’s your biggest strength and 2) what’s your biggest weakness. They may be phrased slightly differently (“what are you most good at?” or… Read more »

Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Do you think of social media as the place you connect with friends, keep up with family, and look up news? You should also be thinking of social media as a top way to find a job. Many jobs now are advertised on social media. Here are the top 6 ways to use social media… Read more »

Building a Long-Term Relationship with a Recruiter

If you’re looking for a job, recruiters can be a great resource. First, recruiters have jobs! They should definitely be one of the methods you use to find open jobs. But second, recruiters are also on top of the job market and its trends. Right now, for example, the unemployment rate is very low, so… Read more »

How to Address Resume Gaps in an Interview

If you’ve had a gap in your resume, from a few weeks to years, you may be feeling anxious about how to address it in an interview. Don’t be. There are ways to talk about a resume gap that will leave prospective employers feeling confident about your ability to do the job you’re applying for…. Read more »

What Are the Best Ways to Prepare for Your Interview?

A job interview is absolutely a key component of a successful job search. While every step in looking for a job matters, a great interview can make sure the job is yours. A not-so-great one, on the other hand, can make the job go to someone else. Here are three tips on the best ways… Read more »

Do You Know How to Write an Effective Cover Letter?

When you apply for a job, it’s standard practice to write a cover letter to go along with each resume. Cover letters can be crucial in landing the job. Do you know how to write an effective one? Here are 4 tips. 1. Tailor the cover letter to each job Don’t send a form cover… Read more »

Here Is Why Taking Temp Positions Will Benefit You in Finding Full-Time Employment

Wondering whether you should take a temporary position. Maybe you are looking for a full-time job, so working as a temp seems like it could be a move in the wrong direction. It isn’t! Working as a temp can benefit you in finding full-time work. Up to 40 percent of temps find permanent full-time work…. Read more »

5 Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Lifting on the Job

If lifting is part of your job, you need to be sure to do it in the right way. Otherwise, you could injure your back, which can cause not only pain but make it hard to continue to work. Here are 5 tips to prevent back injuries while lifting on the job. 1. Don’t use… Read more »

Planning To Make a Career Move? Here Is Where To Start

If you’ve been working a while, how do you make a career move? There are a couple places to start. 1. If you’re doing really well in your job If you just got a really good performance appraisal or an award for being a great employee, it’s a good time to make a career move…. Read more »

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