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6 Outdated Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Doing Now

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An article by contributor Aaron Ramsey. Are you always sending out job applications and getting regrets or no response at all? If you have been going through such an experience for a while now, you may need to make changes to the strategy you have been using in your search. Below are some of the out-of-date tactics that many job seekers use in their job search that you should avoid if you want to find a job. 1. Sending out only online applications As the internet continues to grow, so does the number of job opportunities offered through different websites. It … / Read more »

LinkedIn: More Than Just a Digital Resume

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Article by contributor Charlotte Slota. It was not long after attending a LinkedIn workshop for her Freshman Symposium class last fall that Deirdre Murray, 20, sat down at her computer to create an account on the popular professional social media network. An Emerson College Journalism student, Murray did not want to miss out on possible connections that could be made with professional journalists. The problem was that although the workshop taught her the basics of how to use the site, once she created her digital resume, she did not know what to do next. Murray is not the only college student … / Read more »

A Career in Marketing And Why It Might Be Right For You.

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One afternoon, you’ll find yourself in an auditorium filled with hundreds of other students, most of whom you don’t even know by name. You’ll all be wearing silly square-shaped hats and long-flowing, ridiculous robes. On that day, you’ll realize your own future is right in front of you – and it’s absolutely exhilarating. But also a little terrifying. It seems like many older adults have forgotten just how daunting that can be. To be honest, that’s because it seems much scarier than it actually is. It doesn’t have to be a negative and frightening experience at all, especially if you’re … / Read more »

How should I show my LinkedIn profile on my resume?

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Kevin from the University of Texas at El Paso asked:  If I have a LinkedIn Profile, how can I show it on my resume header? Hi Kevin – Great question. Your LinkedIn profile is a valuable resource in your job search, so you need to pay a lot of attention to it. Potential employers may first get to know you when they read your resume, but they will learn a whole lot more when they “Google” you to see what they can find on the internet. So, . . . Make sure your LinkedIn profile and your resume are up … / Read more »

How important is establishing an online presence when I’m looking for a new job?

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Tyler, an Otterbein University alum, asked: I have been at my current entry-level position for about two years now, and I am actively looking for advancement opportunities within and outside the company. I have a LinkedIn account but it is very basic and doesn’t get much attention. My question is how important is establishing an online presence when looking for a job/career advancement opportunities? Hi Tyler – Good Question!  Important Question!  Easy Answer. Establishing an online presence and managing your online brand is very important when looking for a job or other opportunities to advance your career! A while back, … / Read more »