What’s Your Online Reputation Say About You? Your Facebook Profile Matters!

What’s Your Online Reputation Say About You? Your Facebook Profile Matters!

Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook is not classified as a “professional social network.” For the most part, it’s a freely social place—a spot online where you can stay in touch with friends, family members, significant others, and other personal connections through multiple channels. However, just because Facebook favors the personal rather than the professional doesn’t mean that it has no impact on your reputation. Many employers will search for employees and potential hires on Facebook, and some Facebook pages or posts can appear on a simple Google search of your name.

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PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

PODCAST: How to Become the Boss That Nobody Will Leave

If you are a mid-level manager you need to listen to this podcast. Scott Love shows managers how to be the boss nobody will leave.  With over 20 years of empirical research, he gives managers tactical ideas to lead in a way that increases employee retention, reduces turnover, and attracts high achievers.  He is a successful entrepreneur, professional keynote speaker, the author of Why They Follow, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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15 Practical Tips to Find a Job in Another State

15 Practical Tips to Find a Job in Another State

Thinking about moving to another state but need to find a job first? Well so did we so we tapped out network and came up with these fifteen tips to help you job search from a distance. Special thanks to Mark Frietch, Sandy Charet, Donna Shannon, Laurence Stybel, and Joseph Terach for their contributions.

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A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

A Quick and Easy Cover Letter Format That Works

It’s easy to overthink a cover letter with the idea that the hiring manager will scour the piece looking for clues about your qualifications. Often, hopeful applicants will jam a page (or more) with accomplishments in the hopes that the reader will be impressed by an expansive array of specific skills. However, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, most readers look at your cover letter for less than 1 minute. That means they are scanning rather than reading.

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Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Email etiquette: the art of communicating effectively for work

Emails: we send hundreds of them every month and hope that they reach their intended target, conveying the messaging we plan. However, a poorly constructed email might mean that what you are trying to say gets lost, or not read at all. There is an art to writing and composing a professional email. Here are some tips to get you started. 

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Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

Thoughts on Fitting Into Your New Company Culture

You’ve submitted your resume, aced the interview, landed the offer, passed the background and drug screenings, received your start date and are now ready to take this company by storm. You have secured your “seat at the table”. You are in the position to show then prove that this company made the right decision by bringing you onboard. You have every intention of owning this role. You are qualified. You are credentialed. They know it, they hired you.

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Overused terms you shouldn't use on your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn profile is a key digital identity that reflects your professional accomplishments. Thus, it shouldn’t just be a collection of most fancy words. Rather, it should tell the world about your job, skills, accomplishments and why you are good at what you do. Every year, LinkedIn analyzes top ten overused terms that you should avoid using in your profile. Following are the list of ten words for 2017 that you must avoid in your profile.

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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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