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What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Work History.

What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Work History.

Read this article if you might have trouble explaining why you were out of work, staying at home or are changing careers. Nobody’s perfect. But nobody wants to hear about your problems and baggage either. Especially in the job interview. Some people’s lives begin to sound like a Soap Opera because there have been so […]

November 5, 2018 | By More

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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Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to conduct virtual interviews with candidates. Video interviews typically happen one of two ways – one-on-one interviews conducted in real time, where you answer questions via a live chat; or you record your answers to a series of questions. Whichever method you use, follow these tips to […]

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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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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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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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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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Don’t Forget to Follow-Up on that Job Interview!

Don’t Forget to Follow-Up on that Job Interview!

Many candidates avoid following-up on an interview for fear of appearing needy or annoying, but when done correctly – a follow-up note can be a great opportunity to show how qualified and enthusiastic you are for the position. Some Tips to Consider When Following-up with a Job Interview Ask for their timeline during the interview. […]

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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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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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