Archive for Job Seekers – Career Development

Best Practices: Cover Letters

Why should I even include a cover letter? Several reasons. While your resume should include all the facts about your training and experience, the cover letter is where you can let your personality shine through. The cover letter is also where you can include things…

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How do I respond to negative feedback?

None of us like to be criticized. We’re only human. But the important thing to remember when you’re receiving less-than-glowing feedback is feedback is good. It is your friend. How else would you know if you’re doing something wrong? How else would you learn about…

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Salary Negotiation – Tips and Pitfalls

Negotiating your salary is scary. There’s no getting around it. But, armed with some solid information and advice, you can do this! Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a new job or negotiating a raise in a current job, it pays to do a little…

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Soft Skills – what are they and why we need/value them

You know what IQ is, right? Well what about EQ? EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient is all about soft skills. Yes, we need them and yes, employers value them. Soft skills are things like communication, adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. Put…

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Should you get an advanced degree?

In a word, probably. A weak answer, I know, but it’s not black and white. There are numerous reasons to get a master’s degree, or even a doctorate, and a few very good reasons not to. The most obvious disadvantage is the cost. A master’s…

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How long does a job search take?

The short answer is: it depends. The long answer is: a lot of things come into play in a job search, so it’s hard to come up with an answer that applies to everyone. People in the industry are saying, on average, it takes a…

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How to interview effectively – tips for job seekers!

We have previously talked about interviewing effectively from the hiring manager’s perspective. Now we want to take a look at effective interviewing tips for job candidates. This is so important. I hate to bring up such an outdated saying, but like they say, “you only…

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Do you hate your job?

Do you dread Mondays…with a passion? Do you watch the clock all day long? Does your stomach end up in knots at the end of the day, only to have the same thing start again the next morning? Maybe you hate your job. Or maybe…

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Is My Job Vanishing? Am I a Dinosaur?

Not if you keep up. Not if you evolve with the times. In our business of marketing and creative talent, things have changed and, in many cases, dramatically. With the advances in technology—some that are happening so quickly we can’t keep up—these jobs have most…

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The Good and Sometimes Surprising Benefits of Community Involvement

No surprise here. Community involvement offers numerous benefits, both for employers and employees. What’s surprising is what some of those benefits are. More and more studies conducted over the past years indicate that volunteering is healthy for you.—yes, you read that correctly. When you are…

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