Category Archives: Looking for a Job

What Not to Wear: The Dos and Don’ts of Your Interview Outfit

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by Liz Thatcher You’ve landed an interview for your dream job. As you look through you wardrobe, you have a mini panic attack – what exactly should you wear? This is a common problem for anyone. First impressions are important, so here are a few tips to make sure you are dressed the part for […]

Is This Job Transition for You?

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by Liz Thatcher Even if you are comfortable at your current job, there may be opportunities out there that are worth pursuing. Perhaps a new position could be more rewarding personally, professionally, and/or financially. Everyone wants to have the opportunity to find the greatest possible fulfillment in their work, and maybe it’s time to think […]

The ABCs of Behavioral Interviews

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by Liz Thatcher So you’ve applied for the job and the hiring manager has called you to schedule an in-person interview. You’ve heard through your friend circle that this company tends to use behavioral interviews – what do you do now? Behavioral interviews sound intimidating and maybe even a little scary, but there are only […]

Jump-Start Your LinkedIn Profile

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by Lindsey Podguski Whether you like it or not, social media has become an unavoidable fact of life.   You may feel overwhelmed by all of the tweets and status updates or have managed to stay off the grid altogether.  Either way, if you are a working professional or have any hope to be, we have […]

3 Things to Consider Before Taking the Job Offer

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by Kristina Burroughs Before accepting an offer, job seekers should consider their future supervisor’s leadership and the culture of the organization. You are investing your valuable talent, creativity, energy, and loyalty to advancing an organization’s mission. Take the time to ask around and get honest feedback on the organization’s culture and leadership.  Here are a […]

What is the Organizational Culture at Your Ideal Workplace?

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by Daniel Klaeren Finding a workplace with an organizational culture that fits your work style is a critical component of any job search.  Unfortunately, the important piece of the puzzle is frequently overlooked by job seekers.  This problem is partially due to the work involved in accurately identifying an organization’s culture. To find the right […]

Integrity Starts on Your Application

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by Kristina Burroughs In the world of recruiting, hiring managers place a very high value on one particular quality in their employees: integrity. Integrity is adhering to moral and ethical principles – and that begins with being honest on your application. There are far too many great candidates who make the wrong choices on their […]

A Practical Guide to Perfecting the Cover Letter

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by Daniel Klaren You hear about the importance of the cover letter to your application and know what the cover letter is supposed to accomplish – and yet it can be a struggle when it comes time to write one.  If you are having trouble organizing your thoughts for the content of your cover letter, […]

A Tailored Approach to Job Searching

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There are generally three aspects of fashion that determine whether or not a garment is worth its weight in salt: Fit, Fabric, and Style.  Each element is critically important to the look and comfort of the clothing for any smart shopper.   When applying for jobs, you can use this same hierarchy of knowledge to help […]

Why a Professional Job Exit Matters

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by Daniel Klaren It used to be commonplace for people to work at the same company for forty or fifty years until they retired.  These days, most of us will change jobs a few times, at least.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker will hold over eleven jobs in […]

Why You Should be LinkedIn

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by Kristina Burroughs With LinkedIn’s improving services, user capabilities, and aggressive marketing efforts to get company recruiters to use the business-oriented networking site as their  primary source for recruiting, you should be on it! Whether you are currently job hunting or  perfectly happy  where you are, you should be linking to your company’s page as […]

Keeping Your Expectations Realistic

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by Liz Hine How do expectations stack up to reality?  Susan Adams recently published an article for Forbes online focusing on a study that discussed College Graduates’ Expectations in their job search. The study focused on the contrast between expectations and reality on a number of fronts including graduate degrees, starting salary, training/professional development, probability […]

Why do you want to work for a nonprofit?

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by Liz Hine As a recruiter for a number of different nonprofit organizations, I see applications from many people expressing interest in working for non-profits. We love to find people who are passionate about the missions of the organizations we work with; however, most applicants don’t take the extra step to show their interest in […]

Signs You Have Found a Good Job Fit

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by Kristina Burroughs Life is too short to hate what you do! Although it is rare to love every aspect of your job, for the most part, you should enjoy a vast majority of it. A good job fit will challenge and engage your interests, internal motivations, and fit your personality. Skills can be learned […]

9 Tips to Improve Your Email Etiquette

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by Katie Kallam Regardless of what it’s doing to our brains or our ability to interact with one another, email is here to stay. Not only is it here to stay, but email is the primary means of communication for most people, especially in the working world. Odds are, in your job hunt, email will […]

Before you Decline the Offer…

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by Kristina Burroughs The job market and economic climate have changed but have you changed your perspective? A real delicate balance exists between taking a job with potential and waiting for the perfect fit. The last decade of college graduates could afford to be picky about job options – but can you? While it is […]

Become a Pro at Job Fairs

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5 Tips for Maximizing Your Experience by Kristina Burroughs Simply showing up for a job fair is not enough. Many job seekers make the mistake of showing up to job fairs with a stack of generic resumes, approaching recruiters with no focus, and expecting a sales pitch from the organization. It is vital to plan […]

Your Tool Kit for A Career Transition

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by Kristina Burroughs In an unstable economy where the value of certain industries is unstable, job security is almost an obsolete term.  We’ve moved away from an era where parents and university guidance counselors advised students to go for the high paying, secure jobs that would offer guaranteed protection from the ebbs and flows of […]

Overcome Job Search Stagnation

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by Liz Hine Job searches can be challenging. At Freedom Partners Shared Services, we hope that we can be a resource to help you become more proactive and effective in your job search. Over the past few months, we’ve detailed some tips for being strategic in your search. Today, I’ll take a few minutes to […]

Introducing Liberty Guide [Guest Post]

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by Antonie Ewing Liberty Guide is a one-stop shop for students and professionals interested in advancing liberty. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship, an event or networking opportunity close by, or advice on how to make your next career step count, Liberty Guide is the place to start. To put Liberty Guide to […]