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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

‘Tis the season to land

'Tis the season to land your ideal job: 5 expert techniques to improve your holiday job search

The holiday season isn't only about making merry and meeting with family and friends; it's also an excellent time to ramp up your job search! As the year comes to a close, many professionals experience a surge of inspiration to pursue new employment prospects. Taking advantage of the holiday mood Read More...

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On the job hunt? Avoid using these 6 common phrases

Looking for a job? A simple Google search will yield a plethora of inspiration in the form of sample elevator pitches, résumés, cover letters, and interview responses. But be cautious! Some of these instances feature terminology that will hinder your ability to portray the confidence you'll Read More...

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How to avoid these 5 common virtual interview mistakes

TopResume's recent hiring survey found a pandemic-inspired work trend that will persist into the new year: virtual interviews. Five major slip-ups emerged when hiring managers were asked to name the biggest mistakes an applicant could commit during a video conference. Fortunately, with proper Read More...

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A Second U Foundation is empowering the previously incarcerated

For the formerly incarcerated, starting again can be an immense challenge. However, Hector Guadalupe, who was only 23 when his 10-year prison sentence began, found a way to help himself and others rediscover who they are and how to begin again. “When I was serving my time, throughout the Read More...

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Navigating the job market during COVID-19 as a recent grad

Monday, on our Optimist Daily Update podcast, we discussed the implications for the class of 2020 as they graduate in the world of COVID-19. Graduating during the uncertain social and economic conditions of a pandemic is difficult, but these tips will help you with your job search.  Look Read More...