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Eleven Ways to Avoid Job Search Burnout

Being out of work longer than anticipated, not being invited for interviews or not receiving offers can make it tough to keep your spirits up. Fading confidence, a down mood or a crushed spirit can negatively affect how recruiters and potential employers perceive you. Here are 11 tips to help you stay strong and focused during a difficult job search.

How Your Social Profile Can Help You Get a Job

In college, your social media community is mostly that – social. As you transition to your professional life, your social media presence needs to transition as well. It's not necessary to delete or hide your entire social media persona; employers want to see you are a person with hobbies and non-work related interests, too. Just use good judgment and be proactive about what you post, and you'll make a positive impression in an interviewer's mind even before you meet.

The Pitfalls of Taking a Job Just for the Money

There are countless reasons professionals change jobs. Maybe they are unhappy with their manager, don’t like the commute, are looking for a more positive company culture, are seeking career growth or want to make more money. Things get tricky when the money trumps everything else – when candidates have dollar signs in their eyes and overlook potential pitfalls. Here are three big reasons why taking a job just for the money is usually a bad idea.

Searching for a job? Don't underestimate the power of a thank you note

You made a great first impression at your job interview. But, how do you leave lasting one, too? A thank you note! This small follow-up gesture can have a big effect on your job candidacy. But, the details can be confusing - when, how long, email, paper, both? I’ve crafted and reviewed hundreds of professional thank you notes and compiled a list of the details that matter most.

Five Reasons Recruiters Don’t Call You Back

As recruiters, we talk with candidates daily about the frustrations they experience during their job searches. One of the biggest complaints? “Why don’t recruiters call me back?” While we always strive to respond to the calls and emails we receive, the volume can be overwhelming; even one error can move you off the call back pile. Consider these reasons and learn how to improve your odds for getting a response.

Ten Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Fuel Your Job Search

If you are a contender for any new job, it’s safe to assume your LinkedIn profile will be reviewed as part of the initial screening process. And, even if you haven’t started applying but are open to new professional opportunities, there are ways LinkedIn can help you get noticed by the right people. Want to prepare for your next step professionally? Start by making sure your LinkedIn profile is optimized with these 10 attributes:

How to Work with a Recruiter

I have been in your shoes. I was unemployed, looking to build my experience and pad my wallet while searching for a permanent role. I was lucky to have a recruiter whom I could trust, and we had a very successful relationship. If you are looking to engage a recruiter to help you with your job search, follow these three tips to make the most of your relationship.

Top Tips for Making Passive Job Seekers Approachable on LinkedIn – A Recruiter’s Insights

LinkedIn has continued to become a primary vehicle for outreach for both agency and corporate recruiters. If you want to stay current with moves and changes in your field as well as the best professional opportunities relevant to you, it is in your interest to have the best LinkedIn profile possible. If you want to hear about interesting news and intriguing job prospects, whether you’re in the job market or not, follow these four important, recruiter-recommended tips.

The Recruiters’ Advice for New Year’s Resolutions 2014

According to published reports, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, paying off debt, saving money and getting a better job. With the economic uncertainty that plagued the past few years, many people might not think that finding new employment should be a 2014 priority. However, no matter the market conditions, there are always companies looking to hire talented professionals, and those people who are prepared will be in the best position to take advantage of new career opportunities as they are uncovered. Here are some insider tips from top WinterWyman recruiters on finding the employment you want in the New Year:

The Benefits of Informational Interviews for Recent and Soon-to-be College Grads

Recent college graduates, not all interviews for entry-level positions need to be fraught with anxiety. Informational interviews - conversations with professionals in the fields and functions in which you’re interested - can be valuable resources for college students and fresh grads starting down a professional career path. Here are some of the perks of seeking information, rather than immediate employment.

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