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job boards
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Why Online Job Boards Suck the Life Out of Your Job Search

When I first meet with potential clients, one of the questions I ask is how they are currently finding jobs to which they’re applying. Almost everyone responds the same way: “Through online job boards like Indeed and ZipRecruiter.” The next question I ask is, “How’s that working for you?” Nine

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proactive job search
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

8 Effective Ways to Prepare for a Proactive Job Search

In my previous post, I talked about what to do after experiencing an unexpected layoff, providing advice for those who’ve recently been laid off in the early stages of a recession. For those who are still employed, I want to share some tips to help you be better prepared, in

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curiosity
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways Curiosity Can Give You an Advantage in Your Career

One of the top things employers seek in job candidates these days is curiosity. Curiosity is also one of the best tools for a successful career path. When you become curious about the following things, you’ll see a shift in the outlook of your career. Let your curiosity run wild

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manage your energy
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Manage Your Energy During Your Job Search

Conducting a job search can be draining, especially when facing multiple rejections. These rejections can take their toll on your energy. This is why it’s important to not only manage your time well during your job search, but also to manage your energy. Proper energy management requires you to be

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post-COVID
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

19 Ways to Have a Successful Post-COVID Job Search

The pandemic changed a lot about the way we work. As a result, it changed a lot about the way we look for jobs. If you’re currently in the market for a job, the standard way of conducting a search won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to need some new

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right direction
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

6 Signs Your Job Search Is Moving in the Right Direction

The job search can be frustrating and discouraging. Especially if you’re doing everything you know to do, but aren’t sure if it’s working. Below are six signs you can know your job search is (or isn’t) moving in the right direction. If it’s not, you’ll discover some tips to help

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network
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Network Effectively in a Post-COVID Job Market

There’s no doubt the pandemic required a major change in how we network with people. Any and all methods of networking not already virtual were forced to move online. But now, people are craving face-to-face connection again. Especially since many jobs are still remote, and will likely stay this way.

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networking don't
Networking
Lori Bumgarner

Networking Don’t: Why You Should Never Use Empty Flattery

While networking can be tricky, it should never involve trickery, which could cause your networking efforts to blow up in your face. There are several networking don’ts to avoid, which I’ve previously written about. One don’t I’d like to focus on today is empty flattery. Empty flattery, also known as

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networking hacks
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

What Are Some of the Best Networking Hacks for Your Job Search?

Everyone knows networking is the best way to find a job. But many networking efforts have been hampered the past year due to the pandemic. Now, we’re able to cautiously step back into traditional networking methods in some instances, while continuing to use virtual means when necessary. As a result,

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networking
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Avoid an Epic Fail When Networking

Networking often feels awkward, and can sometimes backfire, even with the best of intentions. Add to it the awkwardness and limitations of a pandemic, and you’ve got yourself a potential epic fail. We’ve all failed at least once in our networking strategies. This week, I want to provide some tips

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