Author Archive: Grant McElmury

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How to Quit Your Job – Gracefully

While we’ve all had fantasies of quitting our jobs in a dramatic fashion, it’s rarely a good idea to do so. The way you quit your job can have long-range consequences on your career, that’s why it’s important to resign on good terms. Learn Your Company’s Policy on Resignation Take time to review your employee […]

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Interview Postmortems: Questions You Should Ask Yourself After Every Job Interview

Unfortunately, nothing prepares your for a job interview like a another interview. This is why hiring experts recommend you interview as often as possible in order to prepare yourself for that dream opportunity – once it finally comes along. Get the Most Out of Your Last Interview Experience When auditing your most recent interview, it’s […]

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How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint When Job Hunting

How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint When Job Hunting

Recruiting agents and hiring managers have been known to perform in-depth social and search engine searches on potential candidates, which means you need to ensure your digital brand is clean, prepared and professional. Step 1: Google Yourself Your first step to a tidy digital profile is finding out just how bad it is out there. […]

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Improve Your Work-Life Balance

You’re ambitious, hard working, and trying to make a name for yourself in your professional life. Unfortunately, you’re also trying to live a life filled with friendship and relationships. While a proper work-life balance may seem impossible, the right strategies can significantly improve your mental health and overall happiness in both arenas. Work Stay Organized. […]

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Are You Really Prepared for that Job Interview?

Are You Really Prepared for that Job Interview?

As someone who has worked in the human resources industry for years, it always surprises me how few people actually prepare for interviews. After sitting in on more interviews than I could count, it has become glaringly obvious that most people would rather not do the work – a red flag in any hiring managers […]

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Improve Your Skills for Free This Year!

Did you know there a ton of skills you can learn on the Internet for free? While some of these free classes may be silly (meatball-making, anyone?), many free courses can teach you valuable skills that can be added to your resume. Brush Up on Your Basic Word Processing Skills Most professionals have at least […]

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Should I Quit My Job?

Should I Quit My Job?

Sometimes the decision to quit a job isn’t as clear as you’d expect. It could be months or years before you realize you’ve outgrown your role. Just like a relationship, its important to recognize when you’re dissatisfied and when its time to move on. You’re always stressed, angry or negative Let’s face it; we spend […]

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Myth or Fact: Job-Hopping is Bad for Your Career

Listing too many jobs on a resume within short time frame was once considered a red flag for recruiters, suggesting an employee was a poor worker, unreliable and potentially in possession of poor relationship skills that could cause conflicts at work. Any working IT professional can say with certainty that times have changed. The contrasting […]

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Refresh Your Job Search in 2018!

Refresh Your Job Search in 2018!

Have you resolved to make 2014 your best year yet? Start the year off right by breathing new life into your job search. Update Your Resume The beginning of a new year is a great time to review your resume to ensure all information is current and appropriate. An updated resume will allow you to […]

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What to Write in a Post-Interview Thank You Note

What to Write in a Post-Interview Thank You Note

Recent studies suggest as many as 50% of candidates do not send a Thank You note after being interviewed. While this is a missed opportunity on their part, use this number to your advantage. Give yourself the edge over other candidates by promptly sending a Thank You note after being interviewed. Whether you choose to […]

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