3 Social Media Myths Job Seekers Shouldn’t Worry About

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As a millennial, I can say with some confidence that one of the worst things about this generation is the word “millennial.” It’s among the many burdens of my people:

Worrying about when the next iPhone will come out.
Losing sleep by watching just one more episode on Netflix.
Discovering Buzzfeed doesn’t think you’re the Disney princess you thought you were.

Yes, the rigors are seemingly endless, but none matches the monster that is social media—especially if you’re hunting for a job.…

How To Format Your Résumé So A Recruiter Actually Receives It

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Have you ever found that perfect job, only to apply for it online and then hear crickets? Your cover letter was great, your résumé was flawless, and your qualifications were excellent … so, why didn’t they response?

The answer? Your résumé may have gotten lost in the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS)—meaning the recruiter or hiring manager never even saw it. Luckily, by learning what an ATS is and how they work, you can ensure your résumé gets seen.…

3 Networking Tips That Can Help You Land A Job

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Last April, I finished my first TV gig in NYC. I was happy to work on what I studied. Plus, it’s quite gratifying when you see your name on TV.

Unfortunately, a few months of “funemployment” followed. I started to lose hope and thought I’d never work on another production. I applied to a barista job; I took on more babysitting hours; I reconsidered going back to school—you know, the normal existential crisis a post-grad has.

And then, just when I was about to give up, an email with an exciting opportunity appeared. That’s when I realized all my networking tactics were working. I could breathe easy again.…

5 Signs You Should Pass On A Job Opportunity

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Consider this situation: You’ve been through three rounds of interviews for a company, and they seem solid with awesome growth potential.

The hiring manager finally calls you, but instead of the full-time job offer you hoped for, they ask you to join them as an assignment contractor, unpaid intern, or part-time employee—with no benefits.

You’re irked and realize you may have missed some red flags along the way. How do you identify these during the interview process, and more importantly, how do you politely bow out when you spot them?…

How To Get A Job Outside Of Your Major

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Was this article on saltmoney.org about landing a job outside your major written for me? Well done, SALT™.

In all seriousness, when it comes to doing this, I have some great experience. After all, I majored in human services and rehabilitation counseling; I now work as a consultant with colleges and universities across New England. Who knew?

While that article makes many great points, I’ve learned some additional things about finding that job outside your major.…

How To Answer 6 Tough Job Interview Questions, Part Two

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We recently posted How To Answer These 6 Tough Job Interview Questions, and many of you asked for specific examples for your reference. We are delivering!

Below, you’ll find some scripts and templates you can use when answering these tough job interview questions. Naturally, your response should vary based on your experience and the job. However, these should point you in the right direction.…