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Creative Ways to Get Noticed by Employers on Social Media

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

From making flippant racial remarks to posting unhygienic pictures on the job at a fast food restaurant, there are larger-than-life instances of what NOT to do on social media. On the flip side, social media could work in your favour if you’re looking for a job — if you do it right.
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The Skills You Need for the Jobs of the Future

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Technology advancements have been changing the way humans work and live since the dawn of humanity, but lately it seems like it’s advancing faster than ever. So how can you make sure you don’t get left in the dust? These are the hard and soft skills you’ll need if you want to make it in the future workforce.

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How to Search for an Out-of-State Job

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

You’re in a rut and just need a change. You’re moving to be closer to family. Your significant other just received a job offer he or she can’t refuse. Whatever the reason, making the decision to relocate can be both exciting and stressful, especially when it comes to finding a new job.

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What Your Elevator Pitch Should be Based on Medium

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Do you have an “elevator pitch”? An elevator pitch is the 30- or 60-second speech that summarises who you are, what you do and what makes you unique. Whether you realise it or not, you are probably already using some form of an elevator pitch in your everyday life — from the answer you give when someone asks, “What do you do?” or “Tell me about yourself” to the short summary you provide on Facebook, to the opening paragraph of your cover letter. But a truly thought-out, well-crafted elevator pitch can set you apart from other job applicants and grab the attention of hiring managers.
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How to Search for A Job While You Have a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

You like your job – you just don’t love it. Or you hate your job, and every minute that ticks by is a minute shaved off your life. Or maybe it’s not the job, but your boss who’s the problem. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to move on in search of better opportunities. In a perfect world, you could simply quit your job and vacation in Hawaii until your dream gig becomes available.
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Should You Follow up After Every Job Application?

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Searching for a job can be stressful. When you find a job you think you’d really like, it can feel like one wrong move can spell disaster. While this usually is not the case, it does lead many to question when following up with a potential employer is appropriate. And though there aren’t any universal rules on the subject, here are some guidelines to help you determine whether to reach out.
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