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Cover Letters: A Simple GuideHow to write a cover letter: a simple guide

Many elements of job-hunting are fairly straightforward - or at least the basics are. You probably already understand what a resume does, and you likely already have some idea what networking consists of.

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Reasons to continue job search during the holidaysReasons to continue job search during the holidays

This holiday season, you may be considering taking some time off from the job search, choosing to deal with your career transition in the new year. And while you should certainly take some time to enjoy the season, abandoning your search entirely might be a mistake.

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How to get a job with no experience How do you get a job without experience

It is the classic Catch-22 for almost any job-seeker (from those who are in the beginning stages of their career to those switching industries; from recent college graduates to those who are in their second careers): you can’t get a job without experience and you cannot get the experience without a job. Fortunately, there are those who have navigated themselves out of that labyrinth and were kind enough to share their wisdom over the internet.

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How to Reject an OfferHow to reject an offer

Receiving a job offer is supposed to be the highest point of your transition - the culmination of all your hard work. And yet, you may find yourself in a position where you have to turn down a role.

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Finding and Selecting the Right Recruiter for YouHow to find a recruiter that's right for you

Recruiters, or “search professionals” can be great allies in your job hunt. After all, it’s their job to find you a job, right? Well, kind of.

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How to change your Career: Know Your ObstaclesHow to change your career: know your obstacles

In the previous two installments of this series, Know Yourself and Know Your Situation, we built a solid internal foundation to begin your career shift. But having a plan is one thing - enacting it is another.

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How Finding a Job is Different after 2020How finding a job is different now

After a tumultuous 2020, the years following bring renewed hope for many people - and many organizations. As the economy seeks to get “back on track,” the hiring world is moving forward into a future which may feel unfamiliar to many job-seekers.

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Things to Know In Your Career Change, Part One: Know YourselfHow to change your career: know yourself

After a layoff, many people look for a job similar to their last one. Maybe at a higher level or with a different company, but typically the same “type” of work. But others, take job loss as an opportunity to pivot to a new career entirely. This pivot may be made by choice - pursuing something you’ve always loved but never had time for - or it may be an adaptation you make out of necessity, like if you work in an industry that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

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New Year's Resolutions for Job-SeekersNew year's resolutions for job-seekers

The arrival of the new year usually brings about a sense of renewal and optimism - this year more than most.

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Things To Know About Your Career Change II: Know Your SituationHow to change your career: know your situation

Starting a new career is an exciting, energizing, and self-affirming experience. But getting to your new career can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you didn’t leave your last role by choice. You can smooth this transition by being prepared and asking yourself the tough questions at the beginning of your journey.

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Three Very Real Job-Hunt Low Points and How To Move Past ThemThree very real job-hunt low points and how to move past them

As you navigate the seemingly endless process of career transition, there are going to be natural highs and many lows. Finding the perfect job posting and dreaming of what it will be like is an immediate rush - but when you realize that the call isn’t coming, it’s a complete letdown.

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Reinvent yourself for a new jobReinvent yourself for a new job

“Back to Normal” is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months - and it means many things to many people. Normal, for many people, was safe. It was stable. And stability, or predictability, can keep people set in one mode for a long time.

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Managing Stress for Job SeekersHow to manage the stress during job search

The job search is stressful under the best of circumstances - and in an insecure world, it’s even worse. Your pre-existing job search stresses like interviewing or meeting new people are increased by anxieties about the world around you.

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Art of NegotiatingArt of negotiating

“Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.” — John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January, 1961

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Which Search Strategies Will Work Best For Me?Which search strategies will work best for me?

For most people, the job search process begins by going to a job board like Indeed, typing in their old job title and their city, and just applying to whatever comes up.