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How to Use Your Transferable Skills to Change Careers (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you're thinking about changing careers but worried you don't have the right skills or experience, you need to identify and learn how to use your transferable skills! Chances are you do already have the necessary skills to make that change across industries. Watch our video to learn how to identify your skills, understand how they translate, and highlight them correctly so you can successfully make a career change. 

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Tips for Networking Virtually

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Making professional connections is an essential part of the job search process and is also important when building your personal brand. Although you can’t physically attend networking events right now, you still can form meaningful connections for business and career growth virtually. Networking online requires the same amount of time and effort as if you were in-person. To help you get started, here are tips for strategically building your network from home.

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What NOT to Put on Your Resume in 2020

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on May 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

There are an endless number of resources (and opinions) out there that educate on how a proper resume should look and what information it must include. Equal consideration and thought must be given to what you should ​not​ put on your resume. All it takes for recruiters and hiring managers to send a resume to the “no” pile is one spelling or grammatical error. Yet there are many other errors one can make on their resume that will end their chances of landing an interview. To be sure your resume is up-to-date, here are seven things you shouldn’t include on your resume in 2020.

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3 Podcasts to Help You Through Job Searching During COVID-19

Posted by Olivia Duffin on May 12, 2020 10:57:12 AM

During this isolation period, more and more individuals are turning to podcasts for entertainment. Top categories people typically tune into are about design, food, music, history, politics, or comedy. Although they’re a fun way to dive into a hobby, learn something new, or pass time, podcasts can also help you achieve career growth and success. Below are three recommended podcasts you can download that will motivate and inspire you when job searching during the pandemic.

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How to Follow Up on the Status of a Job Application

Posted by Jacquelyn Lyons on Apr 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Congratulations, you’ve just applied to your dream job! Now what? It’s very important to follow up on the status of your application so prospective employers know that you're interested in the role. Employers are looking for candidates who are genuinely interested in their organization and the position, following up is the most effective way to demonstrate that. It’s also a great way to ensure your resume stands out from the hundreds of others that flood in. Unfortunately, human resource professionals don’t always have the time to personally respond to every application they review. But there are steps you can take to get your application in front of them and increase your chances of getting that first interview.

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Tips to Boost Efficiency When Working From Home (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Apr 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you're working from home full-time because of the coronavirus outbreak, like millions of others, this may be a first for you. Adjusting to this new norm is going to be challenging and will test your productivity. Luckily, there are many tips out there you can try to help you boost your efficiency when working remote. Here's what keeps the JOHNLEONARD Team productive:  

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Job Searching During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Olivia Duffin on Apr 9, 2020 11:01:38 AM

COVID-19 has affected economies across the globe and has taken a toll on the workforce, where many organizations have had to lay off employees, rescind job offers, or enable hiring freezes.  But, despite the outbreak, the good news is there are still hundreds of organizations that are hiring immediately for essential roles. There are numerous industries that haven’t been negatively impacted by the pandemic, and in fact are seeing an increase in business during this time. Industries like business software, consumer tech, healthcare, IT, retail and financial services are among the many that are continuing to hire.

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2020 College Grads: Here's Why You Should Work With JOHNLEONARD

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Apr 8, 2020 12:52:35 PM

The graduating class of 2020 will face uncertainty when seeking employment this Spring. From online classes to virtual commencement ceremonies, job seeking post-graduation will be rather unusual. It's no surprise that the COVID-19 outbreak has slowed down hiring for many industries until things are back to normal. If you are graduating in May and are job seeking, watch our video below to learn how and why you should avail of our free services. JOHNLEONARD is committed to your success and we look forward to working with you, especially during these uncertain times.

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Recruiting Facts You Need to Know (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Are you on the job hunt and looking to get some of the latest recruiting facts? Our infographic includes updated recruiting statics you should keep in mind when job seeking!

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Common Interview Questions for Temporary Jobs (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 18, 2020 11:24:36 AM

In the United States, the demand for talented temporary workers is high and expected to increase 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2020 first quarter, according to the Palmer Forecast™. Temporary work helps you get working right away in a role that best suits your skill set. When interviewing for temporary roles, it's important that you prepare for common interview questions. Check out our infographic for examples of these questions and how to best respond.

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