Career Advice

[#WorkTrends] How to Plan a Successful Job Search During the Pandemic

Planning and executing a successful job search has never been easy. Add the impact of the pandemic, and the degree of difficulty increases exponentially. Last week alone, more than 1 million Americans filed for unemployment. In total, nearly 20 million people in the US are looking for work. With all this competition, how will your online presence and personal branding

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Summary Sunday: Juggling Your Job Search

There are so many moving parts, you may feeling like you are juggling your job search instead of managing it. But don’t lose hope. Managing all the different activities required in a job search can be overwhelming. Plus, there’s the rejection or absence of information that knocks you off balance. In order to coordinate all the moving parts of your

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Military Vet Networks Can Jumpstart Your Job Search | MxD

Service, networking, and giving back were the major themes that emerged during MxD’s Veterans Appreciation event on Nov. 19. Moderating the virtual Q&A was Michael Yucuis, MxD’s government engagement manager and an Air Force veteran. Yucuis interviewed Army veteran Paul Brown, plant manager for Fol-Da-Tank, which makes portable water tanks for the U.S. military, firefighters, the U.S. Forest Service, and

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Two Steps to Elevate Your Job Search

Whether you are intentionally searching  or not, you never know when a job opportunity might present itself.  If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to be prepared for the unexpected! Below we have outlined some advice for updating your resume, sharpening your search, and leveraging your existing awesome-ness. [Disclaimer: awesome-ness is not a word we recommend including in a resume

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The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Understandably, many executive job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” on social media. Some worry about online safety and protecting their privacy. Some just don’t understand how important online presence is. This becomes a sticky issue . . . whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed. On the one hand, they need to

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9 Most Emotionally Draining Parts Of A PhD Job Search (& How To Overcome Them)

Job search can be emotionally draining. When I ask most PhDs about the hardest part of their job search, they always say something along the lines of ‘finding time’ or figuring out where to start.  This is usually their answer before getting hired but after they get hired, I get a consistent yet different answer. They almost always say ‘emotions’.

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Jumpstart Your Job Search

If you’re heading into the new year looking for a new job, this episode is for you. Our VP trio and guest, Christy Leake (Speak’s Director of HR), give some encouragement for your search and all the tips and tricks you could ask for. Join us for an off topic conversation about what not to do when applying for a

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