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Be a Detective and Track Down More Job Opportunities

26. August 2014

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It’s no accident that the “hidden” job market is so named. The vast majority of jobs available are never advertised and so never seen by many job seekers. To tap into this market, you need to think like an investigator solving a crime or uncovering information for a client. Hunt for clues, follow leads and […]

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Are You Failing to Plan? Then You’re Planning to Fail.

18. August 2014

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I’ve mentioned in several previous posts that you should never let your job search tools, from the resume to the professional network, get rusty — no matter how secure you think you are in your current position. Here’s why.   You won’t be taken by surprise. A termination or decision to leave can happen unexpectedly […]

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

11. August 2014

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  When people kick off a job search, their spirits are usually high. Even if they were laid off or fired, the initial shock is often replaced by feelings of relief and they are both hopeful and reasonably confident of their ability to find a new position, or perhaps even a better one. But as […]

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Midlife Career Change: Planning for Success

24. June 2014

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There are many reasons why people who have pursued the same career for 30 years might want to completely change direction. Some were never really happy or fulfilled in the field they “just fell into” when they left school. Others feel that it’s time to give back and make a positive difference in the world. […]

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Narrow Your Search, Keep Your Sanity

10. June 2014

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There’s an old saying that every resume you send out brings you one step closer to the company that will hire you. Some job hunters act on this advice by sending their information to anyone and everyone they can think of … and driving themselves crazy in the process.   This approach is not only […]

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Look for a Job Before You Need One

4. June 2014

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OK, so you’re already employed and don’t need a job right now. Lucky you: this is the best time to start looking. Why? For one thing, you’re not desperate. You have the luxury of a paycheck, so you can take your time, see what’s available and not be forced to grab the first offer just […]

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Be Flexible in Your Job Hunt

20. May 2014

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At Integrity Staffing Solutions, our mission is to generate opportunities for people to exceed their own expectations, and advance careers, companies and communities. But sometimes, to do that, we have to help people open their eyes to the opportunities all around them.   As you begin to look for a new job, it can be […]

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Get to Your Interview Early, Get to Know Your Interviewer

13. May 2014

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  When our associates are sent out to a client interview, they go armed with our best advice and insider knowledge of tactics used by HR professionals.   This provides them with an inside track for making a great first impression and getting hired.   Of course, you know better than to show up late for […]

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Stop the LinkedIn Updates

28. March 2014

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Even though you might be looking at your LinkedIn profile a lot these days, tweaking it to get the attention of your next employer, it might be wise to look at the settings before you look at changing one more thing. Why is this?  Updates. Every single time you update your LinkedIn profile, you will […]

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Apply Today, Not Next Week

24. March 2014

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Even though many jobs are posted online and in newspapers today, you may not get the job you want when you want it.  In fact, you may have heard ‘no’ so many times that you’re sick of even trying to apply for work.  So, you might spend time collecting possible job ideas before you even […]

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