Category:Job Search Advice

How to Make Employers Look Beyond a Criminal Record

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Once you have had a criminal record, it can be rather difficult to rebuild your reputation. No matter how hard you try to demonstrate that you’ve changed your ways, some people will always affix a black mark alongside your name due to misdeeds from the past. This can be especially problematic when applying for work, as employers could be reluctant to hire someone who has had a criminal record. They cannot discriminate against someone purely for this reason, though, and it should only prove to be an obstacle if there is a strong link between the vacancy and the nature … / Read more »




Help Wanted: Tips to Get a Job Overseas

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. Getting a job is hard enough for candidates who are qualified to work in their home countries. When job seekers want to work overseas, the challenges become even greater. If you want to work overseas, you’ll have to know how to get your foot in the door. The below tips can help. Start with a Proper Resume It is common for overseas employers to ask for specialized resumes and detailed personal history descriptions. Candidates should be ready to retool their resumes to match each job application. Depending on the culture and local laws in … / Read more »




Getting Noticed by your Target Company

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An infographic courtesy of Phil.Exeq. For sure, many of job seekers – whether a first-timer or looking for a better one than their current job – already have a target company they would like to work for. This is actually a good thing since it helps narrow our job-hunting efforts, allowing us to prepare ourselves for the interview and anticipate all related questions regarding their company. However, with an oversaturated job market that we have today, how confident are you that your job application to your desired company will be shortlisted, let alone be noticed by the hiring manager? No … / Read more »




Understanding Retirement Benefits when Accepting a Job Offer

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An article by contributor Rachael Murphey. A job offer isn’t only about salary. There are a number of benefits associated with being a full time employee, including healthcare, vacation days and the opportunity to begin saving for retirement. There are many employers today who offer their workers a retirement savings plan known as a 401(k). This enables an employee to have money taken from their paycheck and put into a retirement account prior to taxes being taken out. The taxes associated with a 401(k) are only paid when funds are taken from the account. There is no time like the … / Read more »




How Can I Make My Application Stand Out?

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Grant from University of Northern Colorado asked: “When I submit my resume to job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed, I feel as though my application gets lost in the giant stack of resumes and my skills and qualifications never get noticed. How can I ensure that my application will get noticed and that it doesn’t remain just a ‘number’.” Thanks for your question Grant – I can definitely relate to your frustration. When I was a college student, I would submit my resume to all kinds of job boards and would hardly ever receive a response. Additionally, when I … / Read more »