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How to Become a Mortgage Advisor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Whether you are looking to take your career to a new level or you are fresh out of school, becoming a mortgage advisor can be a very good option, especially for those with an interest in finance, property, and working with people. If you are considering this as a career option, we have a few simple steps to help you get your dream job in mortgage advisory today: Do Your Research Before doing anything else, you should find out ...

How to Get Your New Employer to Help With Your Student Loan Repayment

Friday, December 07, 2018

If you regret that working in the private sector has limited your access to government-funded student loan forgiveness, here's a piece of good news: Regardless of where you work or what position you hold, you can still qualify for employer-offered student loan repayment assistance. You just have to find an employer willing to offer it. Where to Find Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment Assistance Just 4 percent of ...

4 Elements of a Job Seeker's Holiday Networking Newsletter

Friday, December 07, 2018

Like me, you may receive holiday newsletters from friends and relatives. You may look forward to receiving these yearly letters — or dread them because they carry on for pages, spilling personal information best saved for a therapist. For job seekers, however, holiday newsletters can serve as great networking tools, if written properly. After all, you're sending these holiday newsletters to people who care about your welfare, people who would ...

Express Yourself in Your LinkedIn Photo — As Long as It Fits Industry Norms, That Is 

Thursday, December 06, 2018

By this point, most of us are familiar with LinkedIn. The social media site for professional networking has become a staple of the recruiting world. Job seekers use it to connect with opportunities, and recruiters and hiring managers use it to scope out leads. Every part of an applicant's LinkedIn profile says something about them — even the profile photo. Be certain that if you are looking for a job, ...

Is the Internet Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Thursday, December 06, 2018

If you're searching for a job today, it's not only your resume that needs polishing. Chances are the hiring manager at your dream job is just as interested in your online reputation. Your personal and professional activities leave behind a digital footprint that is massive, public, and searchable. Web searches, marriages, divorces, home purchases, job histories, customer reviews, legal disputes — all are online and tied to your name. Hiring managers can ...

4 Strategies to Help You Negotiate The Salary You Deserve

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

According to CNN, the average American worker saw a salary increase of 3 percent in 2018 — but when adjusting for inflation, that only translates to a 1 percent raise. If you're underpaid, don't feel discouraged. Know that it can happen to anyone — and that it can be overcome. Know the Facts About Underpayment One key thing to ...

7 Rules for Getting Hired in the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

When you're searching for a job in today's digital age, it is important to leverage the right tools and tips to find the role that best meets your needs. While you can go the traditional route of searching on free career sites, it may not deliver the types of roles you need to advance your career. That's because there are new rules for getting hired in the digital age, and it's ...

Finding the Fast Track to your Dream Job

Monday, December 03, 2018

If you find yourself daydreaming at work about another, better job, it's time to make a change. That said, it's unwise to hand in your resignation letter without a plan. Below, we'll discuss how to find the most efficient path to your dream job. To do that, you'll need to understand what you're after and how to be both competitive and realistic as you embrace the journey ahead. Understand the Job Market — and Yourself You may have a general ...

The Why and How Behind a Powerfully Strategized and Distinctively Written Executive LinkedIn Profile

Monday, December 03, 2018

While some experts might say the absence of a strong executive LinkedIn presence is a career-killer, I would not go that far. Many executives have wildly successful careers without ever venturing onto LinkedIn. That said, LinkedIn has 562 million users (and growing) around the world, and increasingly more recruiters are tapping into LinkedIn as their go-to source when vetting candidates. Given these facts, you may want to seriously ...

The Career Hoop, Part 3: Rising to the Top Before Age 40

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Now, that you've gotten yourself on the right career track, it's time to start thinking about your journey to the C-suite. Landing an executive position before age 40 is difficult, sure, but people do it all the time. That said, it does take some hard work. ...

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