Tips to Sending a LinkedIn Invitation

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With 225 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is a powerful networking web site for people in professional occupations. Its membership grows by an astounding two new members per second. How can you best utilize LinkedIn to build your professional identity, seek out job opportunities and advance your career? It’s all about building the right list of… Read more »

Reasons Temping is Good for Your Career

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More than 30 percent of U.S. workers are employed in consulting, contracting and temporary positions. For these more than four million individuals, “non-standard” work arrangements are a stepping stone to permanent employment. For others, completing a project and moving on to a new assignment provides just the right fit for their personal and professional lifestyle…. Read more »

Public Speaking Tips to Help You in Any Interview

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You have a job interview! Don’t take this lightly, because it means your possible future employer has weeded through perhaps hundreds of resumes … and you’ve made the short list of candidates who scored an opportunity to sell themselves not just on paper, but through a personal conversation. Take a moment to pat yourself on… Read more »

Writing a Professional Follow-Up Email

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If you’ve been selected to interview for a job, it typically means you’re a serious contender for the position. At this stage of your search process, follow-up is extremely critical. In fact, it can significantly affect whether or not you progress to the next stage in the hiring process or ultimately, receive an offer. Increasingly,… Read more »

Job Trends & Hot Jobs in Charleston, SC

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As summer steams on, likewise, the Charleston job market is heating up. The hazy, lazy days of August may not be the most conducive to job hunting, but keep up the good work! To make your search process just a bit easier, we’ve done some homework for you. Here’s a look at employment trends in… Read more »

4 Tips for a Successful Middle Management Interview

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According to Harvard Business School professor Theresa Amabile, the most effective middle managers provide clear goals and have a solid understanding of how individual efforts contribute to a company’s success. So, if middle management is the next step in your career, how can you best prepare for your upcoming job interview? Consider these four steps:… Read more »

Four Tips to Improve Your Outdated Resume

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When you first wrote your resume, or had a professional craft it for you, you listened to those “in the know” who told you to review and update it once or twice a year. And, you said to yourself, “I’m going to do just that!” Fast forward five or even 10 years. You’ve been working… Read more »

Cutting Through the Clutter with an Attractive Cover Letter

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Your cover letter is often the earliest contact you have with a potential employer, so never underestimate its importance as you make that critical first impression. Studies have shown that reviewers spend an average of only about 10 seconds scanning candidates’ cover letters. So, you need to make your mark quickly and effectively or you… Read more »