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By Stacey Gordon | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How to Find a New Career — While Stuck in Your Current Job

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I live by two creeds:

  • Choose a job you love and you’ll never “work” a day in your life.
  • Luck favors the prepared.

As a career strategist, I believe the two go hand in hand. A job you love will not just fall into your lap; you have to choose what you want—and that requires preparation.

We’ll show you how to find a new career you’ll love by prepping with these five steps.

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

5 Social Media Fixes for Job-Hunting Grads

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Scrolling through Twitter the other day, I was surprised to see how many people using the hashtags #jobhunting and #jobsearch were being extremely careless in talking about their job hunts.

“Oh man, I guess I have to start job hunting tomorrow.”

“So tired of this job search!”

“Searching for months, and a job’s never going to come.”

Folks! Your prospective employers are going to see this; if you have any resume out there in the ether right now, assume someone already has seen this. If you’re tired before you get started, how are you going to feel when you’re actually doing the job?

Let me help you erase some of the doubt you might inadvertently be placing in your hiring manager’s mind with some quick social media fixes that will improve your personal brand.

By Starshine Roshell | Friday, June 12, 2015

Job Interview Horror Stories: What NOT to Do

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Job hunting ain’t easy. We’ve all been there—and some of us at lynda.com admit to making some pretty embarrassing mistakes along the way.

It’s our hope that by sharing some of our egregious job interview errors—and those of other people we’ve met along the way—we might spare you, dear reader, from having to learn these lessons the hard way. Or at least give you a good chuckle.

If you’re looking for a job, here are some tips from both applicants and employers on what not to do during the interview process:

By Jolie Miller | Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Smart Ways to Tune Up Your LinkedIn Presence

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The beginning of the year is the perfect time to update your LinkedIn profile.

An up-to-date, relevant profile is your virtual letter to colleagues and future employers, letting them know you care about your image, your networking, and your future.

Follow along for a quick LinkedIn tune-up that shouldn’t take you more than a few hours.

By Jolie Miller | Thursday, June 19, 2014

Treat Your Job Search Like a Job

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One of the questions I hear most often from job hunters is “where do I start”? It doesn’t matter whether your hunt starts on CareerBuilder or LinkedIn, as long as you have discipline and focus to treat your job search itself like a job–show up prepared, communicate clearly and work well with others, spend the time to get it done, and stand out. This is the biggest single differentiator I’ve seen between people who are on a long and perpetual job hunt, and those who get snapped up right away.

Here are my three favorite tips to help you treat your search itself like a job you’re determined to do well (but hopefully not too often).

By Starshine Roshell | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Get a Job. No, Seriously. It’s Time.

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Step 1: You graduated. Then you napped.

We’ve all been there. You needed some time to relax after graduation and now you’re (almost) ready to kick it into gear. Let us help you get off the couch—and into a job.

By Chelsea Adams | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

5 Online Job Search Strategies

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Believe it or not, searching for a job doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful.

If you feel like your job search has you treading water, follow these five tips to get organized, visible, connected—and headed down the path to employment.

By lynda.com | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Five tips for getting a better job in 2014

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Are you hoping to land a new job this year? Or a promotion at your current company? Learn to position yourself for the job you want with these five tips from the experts at lynda.com.

1. Keep track of your professional accomplishments. Keep your resume fresh by maintaining a career-management document, updating it regularly with your achievements.

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