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Career Search: Screening a Potential Employer

By Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University

When job candidates seek a career, many candidates only look at the description of the position and the requirements. They examine whether the job requires travel or if it has remote working options. They investigate every detail of the position, but they fail to screen the employer. How do you go about screening a potential employer?

How Social Media Can Reinforce Your Personal Brand and Attract Employers

By Susan Hoffman
Online Career Tips Contributor

Landing the right job is much more complex than merely finding an ad and applying for an open position. Your chances of attracting an employer and getting the job you want may increase if you prove that you are a “purple squirrel” (an outstanding match to the employer’s requirements for that job) and demonstrate enthusiasm for working at the company. You must also develop a memorable personal brand that clearly distinguishes you from other applicants.

Pitfalls of Job Search Procrastination

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

It’s 11:33 p.m. on a Friday evening, and you are zealously typing away at your keyboard. You’re on a time crunch to get your resume updated before your application is due at midnight for a position you’ve recently discovered. Well, you actually found out about it a few days ago, but you didn’t have the time to get everything together until just now. Besides, you’re a champ at turning things in right before the final deadline. From college exam papers to big office projects, you’ve mastered the art of procrastination, and you’re confident that your application will be submitted, as always, in the nick of time.

Job Search Strategies That Will Make or Break You

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

“I’ve applied to hundreds of jobs” is not an uncommon statement heard in my role as a career coach. However, this immediately sends up a red flag: you’ve cast out a wide net in hopes of receiving a few bites. The problem with this approach is that you are likely not setting yourself apart from other applicants or customizing your resume for the job, and that leads to the question: are you submitting too many job applications?