Author Archive: Grant McElmury

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It’s Time to Refresh Your Job Search

It’s Time to Refresh Your Job Search

Have you resolved to make this the best year yet? Start by breathing new life into your job search. Update Your Resume Right now is a great time to review your resume to ensure all information is current and appropriate. An updated resume will allow you to quickly jump on new job opportunities while the […]

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 […]

Are You Burnt Out? Common Symptoms of Job Burnout

Are You Burnt Out? Common Symptoms of Job Burnout

According to multiple studies, the majority of Americans experience stress in the workplace – from a few stressful hours during the workday to several weeks at a time. But how do you know when your stressful period has surpassed the typical experience into a condition that’s known as burnout? ITJobsWeb.com has compiled a list of […]

8 Great Pieces of Career Advice

We’ve collected the best pieces of advice we found online to help propel your actuarial career. Learn from those who’ve been in your position with these 8 great pieces of career wisdom. Starting Out in your Career: “If you’re working at a place you don’t see yourself being for a long time, think about your next move and […]

How to Beat Procrastination

How to Beat Procrastination

We’re all guilty of procrastination – even the most time-efficient among us! It rears its ugly head at the most inopportune times, especially when your workload is overwhelmingly large and your timelines are short. The good news is dealing with procrastination is a matter of organization and focus, two resources you have at your disposal. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]