1st Impressions: How much does what you look like, actually matter?

1st Impressions: How much does what you look like, actually matter?

In 2017, we wear our independence and our rights as a badge, we love to tout our support or criticisms of politics, pop culture and day to day occurrences. We live in a digital age where, let’s face it, perception is more so a reality than it was before. Nothing is safe. Your past is google-able. Your private life is on display across numerous social media platforms and your employment potential is affected by it all.

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Job Search Help: 8 Executive Resume Trends for 2017

Job Search Help: 8 Executive Resume Trends for 2017

A resume is like the cover page of a book. You must try to make it as creative and attractive as possible, because by seeing the cover page only, one decides on reading it further or not. It should have an eye-catching design layout. Profiles with achievement-driven bullets are more striking and welcoming to read. Use of technical words to define the skill sets is considered to be more professional. If you already have written a resume but it’s not working well, go for rewrite content.

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Podcast: the Future of the Resume

Podcast: the Future of the Resume

What does the future hold for the traditional resume. Will we still be using it the same way in 5-10 years. Listen as our Chris Russell gives his take on this evolving topic. In this short podcast he'll detail some ways employers are already using alternative ways to apply. From the CareerCloud Radio archives originally published 3 years ago.

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43,823 Job Leads Ripped from the Headlines this Week

43,823 Job Leads Ripped from the Headlines this Week

Every day in the US and Canada, employers are making new announcements about their plans to hire. We at CareerCloud track these job leads in a state by state database so you can keep up with this important hiring news. Instead of job hunting, company hunt for places you'd like to work at that are growing and offer more job security.

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5 Useful Space-saving Resume Tips

The resume; your possible future employer’s first look at who you are and what you have done. It truly is one of the defining factors when it comes to getting that dream job. That is why it is very important to have a great resume, and a great resume is not a long and boring one. Some think there might be an advantage to having a long resume, but there really is not. You want the employer to be able to read through everything fairly quickly. 

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20 Resume Writing Rules That Will Beat Your Competition

20 Resume Writing Rules That Will Beat Your Competition

Landing a lucrative entry-level job is uppermost on the minds of almost all college or university pass outs. Your chances of finding the first job of your life will go up manifold if your resume reflects exclusivity. On the other hand, having a distinctive CV will stand you in good stead if and when you’re poised to make a much-awaited career leap.

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4 Keys to Freelancing: What You Need to Succeed on Your Own

4 Keys to Freelancing: What You Need to Succeed on Your Own

Those who dream about setting their own hours, working from home or just being their own boss may want to go into freelancing. However, being a freelancer is not always glamorous. You are responsible for finding clients, securing payment for services rendered and responsible for insurance and taxes. Here are some tips to help aspiring freelancers succeed in the self-employment game:

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8 Qualities Every Remote Employee Should Have

8 Qualities Every Remote Employee Should Have

Modern technology has enabled companies and employers to choose from a much wider, global talent pool of workers. This can result in some great solutions, products, and services, because you can have your pick of the best people from all over the globe. However, working with them remotely is also a challenge, because it’s hard to find someone who will embody all of the qualities needed to make remote working a possibility.

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5 Steps to Take before Asking for a Raise

5 Steps to Take before Asking for a Raise

So you think it’s time. You proved you’re a great worker and everyone from the team loves you. You want that raise and you know you deserve it. However, you also know that the job market isn’t fair. Employers keep assigning new responsibilities without increasing payments.  Do you know why that happens? Because, for most positions, they can always find a replacement if they are not willing to pay more and the employee decides to quit. Make sure to follow these steps before you ask for a raise.

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Job Interview Selling Points

Job Interview Selling Points

Thea Kelley has more than 20 years' experience in coaching, career services, writing and editing, and holds several relevant certifications including Certified Employment Interview Consultant. She provides coaching on all aspects of job search, from resumes to interviewing, serving everyone from senior executives to recent graduates, nationwide. She is the author of a new book Get that job the quick and complete guide to a winning interview

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Research on the Job Hunt: Why, What, and How

Research on the Job Hunt: Why, What, and How

It’s safe to say most students are aware they should research a company before they send in their applications or go through an interview, but the reality is many do only a cursory amount of research, and some do none at all. Researching your prospective employer is a must for today's job hunter. This article will clue you to how to conduct it.

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Job Relocation Tips for Moving to a New State

Job Relocation Tips for Moving to a New State

Trying to land a job in a new state adds a whole new level of difficulty to an already complicated process. Many people are unsure of how they can begin making contacts or what they will need to do if they are called in for an interview. While hunting for jobs in a different state can be challenging, it is not impossible with the proper planning.

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How to Apply for a Job You're Overqualified For

Lisa Rangel is the Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes. As a recruitment professional for over 13 years, she has held management and recruiter roles for international recruitment conglomerates and private search firms. She knows first-hand what resumes win interviews and are awarded offers from reviewing thousands of resumes over the years and helping hiring managers seek talent for their premier organizations.

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Start a Side Project

Start a Side Project

It’s spring time of your junior year in college, and tomorrow your school has its biggest career fair of the year. Your friends are preparing and printing off their resumes and cover letters. They are rehearsing their 60 second pitches and one of your friends asks you, “Which companies are you targeting to see tomorrow?” All of a sudden, you get a rush of anxiety not knowing exactly what you want to do after you graduate or where to start.

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Say Thanks Even If You Don't Get the Job

Say Thanks Even If You Don't Get the Job

Part of being a good job seeker is having good manners. Saying thank you after your initial interaction with employers is part of what you should be doing. Recently I was introduced to an entrepreneur named Ryan Lee. After subscribing to his newsletter he sent out the following message which I thought was a good lesson to share. Every job seeker can learn from this story.

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To visual or NOT to visual, the Resume

To visual or NOT to visual, the Resume

I recently reviewed a post on Career Sherpa that listed the ,“10 Reasons You Need A Visual Resume” (link below) and instantly began to think about how many articles I’ve reviewed over the last twelve months that aggressively refute this type of resume and the handful of articles that are popping up in support. For the sake of an intelligent comparison, this article previews those reasons.

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How to Impress Recruiters With Your Resume

How to Impress Recruiters With Your Resume

In a crowded marketplace where lots of candidates are vying for the same jobs and your competition is stiff, it is important to do everything you possibly can to make your application stand out from the rest. Unfortunately, what many workers don’t realize is that they’re making many fundamental mistakes on their CV, and aren’t giving themselves the best possible chance of success when it comes to landing a top promotion or their dream job.

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Your Guide to Becoming a CPA

Your Guide to Becoming a CPA

If you are looking to get into the field of finance, there is hardly a better career than that of a certified public accountant.  Compared to a non-certified public accountant, a CPA is qualified and allowed to perform tax services for the general public; in this capacity, you can service individuals, non-profit agencies, departments of government, and for-profit businesses. In these agencies you can keep records, assist tax preparation, and analyze their finances comparable to the market. 

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