What Women Need To Include On Their LinkedIn Profile To Increase Visibility

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LinkedIn recently published research revealing that women promote themselves less than men on the professional networking platform. This has real consequences that can limit women’s professional opportunities and career advancement. To open yourself up to more opportunities, you first have to make yourself visible. Here are the top four ways women can leverage LinkedIn to advocate for… Read more »

After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

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FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion. Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing… Read more »

How to Decide on A Career (Even If You Don’t Know What You Want)

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Editor’s note: Times have changed since this was first published! This post was geared to candidates when our economy was considered a “recruiter’s market” – job seekers were abundant, work was scarce. Now, Brazen and the world has shifted: the economy has cranked up, jobs are being filled rapidly, top talent is snapped up like… Read more »

The Second Interview 101: Everything You Need to Know

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So you went and scored yourself a second interview.  Congrats!  But if you thought the stress and pressure you felt during the first round was intense, just wait.  Knowing you’re just a single interview and decision away from scoring that offer can jostle even the coolest, most experienced job hunter. As it turns out, you’re… Read more »

5 Solid Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

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There’s an old saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Knowing the right people can help you get where you ultimately want to be in your career, which is why networking is so critical for any professional. Networking has become easier in the age of social media, and as a result, creating… Read more »

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits.

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Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company’s most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google’s best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets to team effectiveness. Specifically, Google wanted to know why some teams excelled while… Read more »

Resume Writing 101

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We can all agree that advancements in modern technology are pretty darn amazing.  From precise digital surgeries to home monitoring systems that communicate with you via the internet, hi-tech gadgets have given us big improvements in our daily lives.  But did you know that these same improvements and innovations can potentially hurt your chances at… Read more »

5 Ways to Find Your Dream Job

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Job seekers can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending resumes en masse without culling much of an employer response let alone landing an interview. Employers still receive between 102 and 137 applications per job from both social-media networks and job boards, says a 2014 study from Brandon Hall Group. Effective job search… Read more »

THE MISTAKES THAT ARE KILLING YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION

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“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone are the most important,… Read more »

How to Answer ‘Tell Me More About Yourself’ in a Job Interview

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Landing an interview with a recruiter is one of the first, and most important, steps in achieving your employment goal. While most interviews are relatively straightforward and easy to navigate, there is one common inclusion that people many times have trouble with: Tell me about yourself. However, this question is where you can truly set… Read more »