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Interview Tips: Do This, DON’T Do That

You’ve spent days applying and sent in what feels like a thousand resumes. And now you finally have an interview. This is when the nerves start kicking in. What should you say? What should you wear? Do you know anything about the industry? We’re here to help. Review this list of dos and don’ts to […]

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How to Tell Your Interviewer You Were Fired

The interview is going great—you ace every question, have a great rapport with the interviewer, and are pretty much perfect for the job. But then, your prospective employer asks about your last position and why you weren’t there very long. Memories of a company shakeup and a newly minted (but hardly qualified) boss showing you […]

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Age Discrimination in the Job Search

The job search involves plenty of rejection—most of us have experienced it to some degree. Unless a particular interview question stumped you, it’s usually difficult, if not impossible, to know why you didn’t get the job. However, when you’re over a certain age, there’s a chance another factor is at play. Maybe they said you […]

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How to Stop Procrastinating

The job search is rarely fun. You’re sitting in one place with a computer screen as your only companion, sometimes for hours at a time. It can get disheartening. Which is part of the reason so many people just quit looking. And even if you don’t completely give up on the job search, it’s easy […]

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Why Do People Give Up Looking for a Job?

Looking for a job isn’t easy—especially when you’ve been laid off from a recent position, or haven’t been in the workforce for a while (because of injury, children, etc). Some folks can go weeks or even months searching for work to no avail. Others aren’t even able to get an interview. It’s understandable that those […]

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Do Millennials Spend Too Much Time on Screens?

Do Millennials Spend Too Much Time on Screens?

TV screens, computer screens, phone screens, and more. It’s practically impossible to escape them. Technology is everywhere, including the office. Which isn’t a problem, until it’s abused. Millennials are often seen as the worst offenders. They’re constantly on their phone scrolling through Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram. This isn’t a problem with older generations! Or […]

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Poll Results: What’s Your Favorite Way to Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to network. You’re helping the community and your career, all while meeting people from various walks of life. What are the best ways to volunteer? We asked our Movin’ On Up readers to share their favorite ways to volunteer last month to find out. Results   Twenty-two percent of respondents […]

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What to Do When You Really Are Overqualified

Your interview felt perfect. You knew all the answers and your resume was shining with experience. But you didn’t get the job. They said you were “overqualified.” It wasn’t an excuse. They meant it. You really and truly were overqualified. Think you may be overqualified for the jobs you’re applying for? Here are our top […]

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Sizzling Hot Resume Tips

Sizzling Hot Resume Tips

Take a break from the heat and update your resume. If you’re not enjoying the sand and surf, why not take a few minutes to see if there are any changes you should make to your resume? A good cleaning every now and then (we recommend constant resume upkeep) is good for even the most […]

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Should You Quit Your Contract Job?

Should You Quit Your Contract Job?

Is a full-time job more your speed? Gig work (also known as contract labor) can be great for those looking for flexibility. If you have a family to support and prefer stability, however, it might be time to look for something full-time. But first, do some research to figure out what type of labor is […]

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