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Creating a Winning Resume in the Era of Applicant Tracking Systems

Our goal at Sparks Group is to get the maximum value out of our candidates’ and clients’ time. This means sending clients resumes that get noticed, get interviews, and make placements! To get noticed...
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Know Your Worth: 5 Job Offer Negotiation and Salary Negotiation Tips

Congratulations! You found a great job opportunity, made it through several rounds of interviews, and have been offered the position. Now, there’s only one thing standing between you and the next...
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10 Hottest Skill Sets for Creative and Marketing Professionals

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6 Advantages of Partnering With a Recruiting Firm

If you’ve been searching for jobs for a while now, but haven’t had much luck, it’s probably because you’re doing it the hard way. The job search process can be incredibly time-consuming and...
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10 Hottest Information Technology Skills for Professionals

  If you’re an IT professional, technical skills probably came naturally. It’s up to you to leverage your natural abilities and keep up with the most in-demand skill sets. That’s the best way to be...
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Accounting and Finance Jobs: 5 Tips to Break In

Work in finance or accounting is broad, often fast-paced, and requires keen attention to detail.  Accounting and finance jobs may be tough to break into, but it's not impossible.However, it does take...
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3 Signs You Need a New Job

You outgrew diapers at age three, playground games at twelve, and pop music at seventeen.  But there’s no age limit on outgrowing your job. A bad day or two isn’t a sign that you’ve outgrown your...
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Evaluating Company Culture: Why It Matters When Evaluating a Job Offer

Many candidates make the mistake of thinking job duties and salary are the most important elements to take into consideration when looking for new opportunities, but the significance of company...
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7 Non-Technical Skills Required to Succeed in Finance

It takes more than an expert knowledge of numbers to excel in your career as a finance professional. All the mathematical knowledge in the world is worthless unless you also can demonstrate that you...
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How to Find a Job After Long-Term Unemployment

4 Tips for How to Find a Job After Unemployment
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