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No Baby Steps Here: Top Tips for a Stay at Home Mom Returning to Work

Reentering the workforce after a career pause can seem overwhelming and daunting to someone who has been absent from their field for any number of months or years. It is important to acknowledge this...
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Employment History in Resume: 5 Great Formatting Tips for Job Hoppers

Think You’ll Be Viewed as a “Job Hopper” to Hiring Managers? Here’s How to Position Yourself You’ve had more than a few different jobs in a rather short period of time, so you’re well aware you could...
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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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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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What is Your LinkedIn Strategy? And How Do You Know if it’s Working?

  There’s a lot more to a LinkedIn strategy than just filling out a profile and waiting for something to happen. Especially if you’re actively searching for a job, LinkedIn can be an extremely useful...
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Time Management Tips to Improve Your Productivity in the Workplace

If you’re finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demands of your job, poor time management may be the culprit. When you don’t use your time wisely, you’re not able to achieve maximum...
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10 Ways Working With a Recruiting Firm Can Help Your Career

Searching for an exciting new tech job? Partner with an IT staffing firm to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for. The assistance of a technical recruiter can make the difference between...
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Building Your Perfect Unique Value Proposition

  As a candidate, it is important that you establish a comfort level with the notion that you are selling your “unique value proposition” with every conversation, interview and/or social interaction....
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Exhausted With Your Job Search? How to Get the Wind Back in Your Sails

If you’ve been trying to find a new job for a while now, it’s only natural to start losing momentum. The job search process can easily become a full-time job in itself, which leaves little time for...
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