4 Tips to Help Introverts Ace Interviews
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by Pamela Owens
1M ago
The addition of AI and increase in remote work mean we’re not talking with people as much as we used to. Interviewing is stressful for most of us already, but it can be especially hard for introverts which can make landing your next job a little harder. If interviewing, expressing yourself, and connecting with others are difficult for you, you’re not alone! Here are 4 tips to help you feel more prepared and have an easier time acing your interview: 1. Ask Family and Friends for Compliments If you struggle to talk about yourself, then go to the people who know you best and ask them what they ..read more
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Using AI in Your Job Search
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by Pamela Owens
2M ago
AI is everywhere these days and people are rightfully approaching it with equal amounts of delight and suspicion. Both are warranted. Finding ways to work smarter, not harder has always been a goal for individuals and businesses alike, but not at the expense of quality, results, service, or security. If you’re in a job search and struggling to get started, here are a few ways you can safely and effectively use AI to give you a boost in a productive way: 1. Taking the first step to get started (the hardest part): When you’re overwhelmed, taking that first step can be daunting. Using AI to hel ..read more
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Jobs in Demand for 2024
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by Pamela Owens
4M ago
  Whether you’re a student trying to choose a major, a stay-at-home parent rejoining the workforce, or a professional wanting to make a job change—the choices we have these days can seem overwhelming. How savvy are you on which career fields are truly in demand? And what do you do if you’re not interested in those jobs? Here’s our breakdown of jobs with a bright and secure outlook for 2024 and beyond: Jobs that rank as "in-demand" on multiple lists for 2024 are linked in this blog, but if you had to choose one career field to pursue in 2024, Healthcare is one of the most secure choices ..read more
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Questions to Expect During Job Interviews in 2023
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by Pamela Owens
9M ago
A lot has changed in the workplace over the past few years, and interviews reflect that. Employers have learned a lot about what they need from employees after navigating Covid-19, The Great Resignation, and The Great Reshuffle with varying degrees of success. Millennials are the dominant generation in the workforce, with Gen Z close behind. Employers are looking for authenticity, adaptability, communication, initiative, and problem-solving abilities. Here’s an updated look at some commonly asked interview questions you’ll see in 2023 and beyond, along with strategies to answer them effectivel ..read more
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Is Being Late a Dealbreaker?
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by Pamela Owens
3y ago
Arriving on time is rule number one of a successful job interview. If you’re late, many employers will cut the interview short, or refuse to meet with you. But what about arriving too early—is that just as bad? The truth is, everything you’re doing as part of the interview process is being judged and each move you make should be calculated. Your arrival is the beginning of your first impression. Here are answers to 4 questions about punctuality that you’ve always wanted to ask an HR professional: How late is “late” to a job interview? If your interview is at 4:00pm and you arrive at 3:56 ..read more
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Pros & Cons of Answering Calls You Don't Recognize When in a Job Search
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by Pamela Owens
3y ago
2020 has brought a lot of change and has put many people into the job market unexpectedly. And as another year comes to a close, many students are graduating and entering the job market for the first time. With spam calls at an all time high this year, many of us are letting calls we don't recognize go straight to voicemail. But for those of us who are less discerning about answering the phone, it's important to remember that it only takes seconds to make a poor first impression on a potential employer. Should you answer calls you don't recognize or let them to to voicemail? Here are the pros ..read more
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Should You Include a Photo on Your Resume?
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by Pamela Owens
3y ago
If you’ve updated your resume recently then you probably did a Google search for “Resume Writing Tips” and were overwhelmed by the amount of information, advice, and opinions. There isn’t one right way to write a resume, but one question that we still get with surprising frequency is: Should I include a photo on my resume? Read on to find out what we think:  You should NOT include a photo on your resume. Including a photo on your resume is not standard practice for most people and it can work against you more often than it can work in your favor. The goal with a resume is to appeal to t ..read more
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5 Great Careers That Don't Require College Degrees
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by Pamela Owens
4y ago
Many people assume that not having a college degree limits your career prospects significantly—but that’s not really true. It is true that you’ll need a degree to break into certain fields, but there are quite a few career paths that are in-demand that don’t require a college education (and they’re not all in sales). Whether you went to college but didn’t finish, or never went at all—here are 5 careers with strong earning potential that don’t require college degrees: Real Estate: It’s relatively easy to take a stab at real estate. You must pass the licensing exam in your state, choose a broke ..read more
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Careers With High Earning Potential that don't Require College Degrees
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by Pamela Owens
4y ago
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How to Follow Up on Applications: 4 Easy Tips
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by Pamela Owens
4y ago
If you’ve found yourself in a job search in 2020, it may take you a bit longer to land your next role. The average job search takes 6 months under normal conditions, and 2020 has been anything but “normal.” If you’ve been sending off tons of applications and struggling to get results, you’re not alone. Following up on submitted applications is an important part of the process, but this can be difficult when you don’t know who to follow-up with. Here are 4 tips to help you make connections at companies and follow-up on your applications: 1. Use LinkedIn to target current employees LinkedIn is ..read more
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