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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 »




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 »




Searching Secrets: Better Ways to Find a Job

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. With the strengthening economy, job hunting is no longer the completely grueling experience it once was. However, landing a job can still be challenging, so if you’re currently searching for a new job, you’ll want to utilize some different methods, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below. For the greatest likelihood of success make sure you vary your searches and spread your job hunting net wide. Tell Everyone You’re Looking This is one of the most consistently successful methods of finding a job, as not only are many available jobs never posted … / Read more »