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Why Freelancing Is a Great Gig for College Seniors and How to Get Started

Making your own schedule and working from home are just a few reasons why more than one-third of the U.S. workforce currently freelances — and why half of American workers expected to do so by 2020. Freelancing can be an especially good option for college seniors looking to gain some extra experience, and extra cash, […]

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Does your Resume Pass the 6-Second Test? Put Yourself in the HR Hot Seat

According to a famous study by The Ladders, the average HR professional takes only 6 seconds to determine whether to trash or keep your resume. Overall, it’s a fascinating and commendable piece of research, and a great starting point towards a more scientific approach towards resume writing. With that said… 6 seconds? Really? On a gut level, a […]

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Is Your Body Language Keeping You From Getting Your Dream Job?

They finally called. You’re one step closer to your dream job; you got the interview! Insert ridiculous happy dance here. You take a deep breath and begin running through a mental checklist of everything you need to know before the big day. You’ve followed some of the best advice for job seekers out there; you’ve […]

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Sniffing Out Training for Skills to Get to the Next Level

Sniffing Out Training for Skills to Get to the Next Level

Receiving a call informing you of a career rejection after an interview is an exceptionally disheartening experience. As if being passed over wasn’t enough, learning that with only a little more training or experience you would have been the perfect candidate can feel like a punch in the gut. Even when applying for a promotion […]

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6 Reasons Why Even Startups Run Background Checks

6 Reasons Why Even Startups Run Background Checks

According to a survey cited by the Non-Employment Law Project (NELP), 90 percent of companies these days are running criminal background checks on their prospective employees. That’s up roughly 10 percent from a decade ago, and nearly 40 percent from 20 years ago. And yes, that 90 percent figure applies to companies of all shapes […]

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