Employment Background Check - What to Expect

In an employment background check, a prospective employer reviews a candidate’s employment history, commercial and criminal records, financial records and even personal information that may be in the public domain. The key to preparing for a background check is to get ahead of any issues. Understand the information your prospective employer is checking for and make sure there are no errors. Errors in background check data do occur, and you want to be able to address them quickly.

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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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How an HR Pro Writes a Cover Letter

How an HR Pro Writes a Cover Letter

We like to highlight interesting ways people job hunt on CareerCloud. To us it's part of the new school approach to standing out in a crowded job market. So when Chris Fields alerted us to this job seeker we felt it would make a good read. Check out this visual cover letter from Kristi Millhiser, an HR professional from Hawaii.

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How to Upgrade Your Skills for Free

How to Upgrade Your Skills for Free

A job hunt is a job within itself and only people who are constantly upgrading their skills and knowledge will be able to stay competitive in the future job market. Education is much easier today when many universities and online communities and agencies are offering plenty of free and affordable courses that range from language learning to naval biology.

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3 Psychological Tips and Tricks for Selling Yourself in your Cover Letter

3 Psychological Tips and Tricks for Selling Yourself in your Cover Letter

You’ve found a great job opportunity. Your resume is on point, and you know that you will shine in an interview. The only thing you have left to do is compose a cover letter. By now, you know that it’s important to use proper spelling and grammar, to include your contact information, and to express an interest in the position. 

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Finding A Job Is A Job In Itself – 5 Search Tips For You!

Finding A Job Is A Job In Itself – 5 Search Tips For You!

Oftentimes finding employment can feel like a job in itself, and it may be beneficial to look at it in that manner. Instead of waiting for an opportunity to come to you, be proactive! We recommend going about your search as if you have the job already. Much like the old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” 

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The Truth About those Company Review Sites Like Glassdoor

The Truth About those Company Review Sites Like Glassdoor

If you are in job search mode you are probaly visting sites like Glassdoor or Indeed forums to read reviews of potential employers. But you should be aware that not all you read is true. We asked our network what they tell job seekers when it comes to know the truth about your next potential employer. 

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Ending the Resume Black Hole (podcast)

Ending the Resume Black Hole (podcast)

On the latest episode of CareerCloud Radio, career coach Martin Buckland joins us to talk about how to end the resume black hole as a job seeker. Learn some great tips and tactics for getting your resume noticed. Don't let it get sucked into the hole, close it by listening to another informative podcast from CareerCloud.

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Top 10 Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months to Impress Employers on a Resume

Top 10 Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months to Impress Employers on a Resume

Wrapping up your time in college can be an exciting and mysterious few months. That shiny new degree will look great, but how will you complete the ever-important skills portion of your resume? Many employers are looking for similar skills, but it’s tough to know where to start. Fear not! The following are the top ten skills that you can pick up in six months or less to impress potential employers.

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