Avoid These Traps When Starting a New Job!

Starting a new job is a delicate transition. I mean after all, you want to prove that you’re a “great hire”, and you will succeed. HOWEVER, it is not wise to come on too strong and come across as a “bulldog”. After all, you are new, and while you want to demonstrate determination and competency, you want to remain humble during this transition.

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Job Seekers, How to Use a Resume and LinkedIn Profile Together

There a few specific things job seekers must perfect when they are on the prowl for a new career opportunity. One is your resume and the other is a LinkedIn profile. A resume and a LinkedIn profile will contain some of the same information, however, they are totally different. Use these tips to fully benefit from both these job seeker tools. They should complement each other to impress your reader. Impressing your reader will be how you score a chance for an interview.

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Social Media Mistakes That Could RUIN Your Career

“Social” media, right there in the name it says “social.”  Aren’t these platforms designed for us to cut loose, be ourselves and have a little fun? I mean after all aren’t we all just being “social” with our peer group? Hear this warning: social media pages (LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter) are not completely private, and these sites are used to assess someone’s character.  It does not matter if you are looking for a job or currently employed, a poor quality post can ruin new job opportunities or get you fired. Best rule of thumb, if you do not want your boss to know ‘X’ then that’s your indication not to post ‘X’ at all.  Once you post something online it’s there for all to see and bad and ugly news travels fast! 

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A Job Seekers Interview Checklist

Everyone can benefit from an interview checklist when the "big day" has our nerves a little rattled. Use these tips to ensure you enter your interview with confidence.

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How to Resign From Your Job

Resigning from your current job isn’t easy. It requires a delicate balance of restraint and assertiveness. Many people struggle with resigning, so we created a surefire exit strategy to help you burn as few bridges as possible. Remembering the following will ensure this transition goes smoothly.

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How to Find a Job Using Twitter

Finally!  Networking doesn’t merely have to be a function of who you can get yourself in front of.  Nowadays, we have the ability to connect with people without even leaving our home.  Social networking sites provide job hunters and recruiters an easier way to connect with one another.  Twitter, a networking site, provides us a great opportunity to expand our reach.  Not only can we stay connected with people we know, but we can also develop relationships with companies and people we otherwise wouldn’t have known.  If used correctly, Twitter will help others to discover you, trust you, like you, and is a forum to showcase your expertise in the industry. 

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6 Tips for How to Handle Job Search Rejection

The job search and interview process is both stressful and exciting. After all, the goal is to find a new job you enjoy and advances your career. Those are two exciting targets to keep your eyes focused on while job searching. However, during this process, you may experience some setbacks, and you must be able to handle them to move forward. Perhaps you were overly qualified, or you’re more of an extravert and the team in more introverted. You mustn’t make assumptions. Instead, it is important to take a minute to process the news and begin to develop a plan.

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Things to Do in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

THIS WEATHER!! I feel we are finally moving towards summer, which by the way, is my favorite season. The warm area and the bright sun, people are beginning to come out of their winter “hibernation”, and are ready to explore again. Baltimore is full of unique charm with special sites and interests making it a wonderful city for sightseeing. I mean after all, the city has been nicknamed Charm City. When planning your trip consider a few of these “must see” places. Make a day, night or weekend out of it. Just don’t forget to take your sunscreen!!

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Job Hunting Advice for New College Grads

There is a big adjustment going from your college years to punching the 9 – 5 PM time card. Not only is that an adjustment, but figuring out how to properly sell your skills, and prove you are qualified can be difficult without any experience. However, what many young professionals have to offer is energy and enthusiasm. Most are eager to make their way into the workforce, and start their way up the corporate ladder. Younger employees offering a new and fresh perspective can be a real benefit to others in the workplace and motivate the existing team.

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A Simple Reference for Job Seekers

There is so much information out there regarding all the “dos” and “don’ts” regarding the job search process, networking, interview tips and the ever important follow-up strategies. It can be very confusing to keep up with all the websites and Google searches you found to be effective. Use this compiled list of job search tips and website links to support the various themes to help you stay organized during this process.

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