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4 Ways Corporate Refugees Can Become Their Own Bosses

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12:00 PM

Interested in a progressive career change? Create success on your own terms with these methods . [TWEET]

By Anna Wilds 

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The U.S. Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate fell in every state in 2015 for the first time in 30 years. The improving economy is making life for the job seeker a bit easier, but returning to the daily grind of a corporate 9 to 5 isn’t necessarily the right career move for every professional.

For many highly-qualified individuals who have been downsized from their previous place of employment, the recovering economy may be the perfect opportunity to begin again as a small business owner.

If you are a corporate refugee and want to explore the option of being your own boss, here are four viable ways to start your career as a small business owner.

Topics: Entrepreneur, Changing Careers, Professional Development

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

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01:48 PM

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips. [TWEET]

By Ryan Winner

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Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through resumes and streamline their hiring process. These systems scan resumes for keywords that are inputted into for specific hiring positions. Then, resumes are scored on a scale of 0 to 100 for relevance. Only the resumes with the highest scores are passed on to recrutiers. 

The main takeaway from this information is that the right choice of keywords will ultimately be the deciding factor on whether you advance in the job searching process.

Here are a few tips on how you can tweak your resume so that it reaches the hiring manager. 

Topics: Job Application, Resume, Stress and the Job Search

How to Create Inside Connections with Companies You Want to Work For

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02:38 PM

Get your foot in the door by making a personal introduction with potential employees. [TWEET]

By Live in the Grey 

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A personal introduction inside an organization is a huge advantage to someone who wants to change careers or begin a new one. In fact, referrals are the number-one source companies use to find outside hires, and over 70 percent of people find jobs through leads from others, according to LinkedIn.

Access to the right people and companies is vital for a successful career change, especially as the marketplace becomes more challenging. A few moments spent connecting people in your network is a powerful act of kindness.

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Changing Careers, Job Search Process

Powerful Phrases That Will Transform Your Resume

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04:21 PM

Optimize your resume with words that will showcase your true value to recruiters. [TWEET]

By Jung Viera

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Here’s the harsh truth: the average recruiter spends less than six seconds scanning a resume before making an initial decision on a candidate.

If you want to capture employers’ attention, you’ll need a well-written and well-organized document that clearly illustrates your qualifications. Not only is it imperative you have the desired experience and skillset, but you also need precise terminology to properly showcase your experience and skills.

Need help deciding which words or phrases should and should not be included on your resume? Check out this guide below:

Topics: Job Application, Resume, CareerAdvice

7 High-Paying Careers with Flexible Hours

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02:48 PM

Tired of the 9-5 monotony? Check out these seven career paths with flexible schedules. [TWEET]

By Kelly Smith

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There are many advantages in having a career with flexible hours. One of the biggest benefits is that you can manage your work-life balance better. With the continually growing number of professional options available, you don’t have to be limited to the 9-5 time constraint in order to be successful.

Hoping to find a lucrative profession that also offers a flexible schedule? Some of these career paths may be the right fit for you.

Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, Work-Life Balance, CareerAdvice

Why Quitting Business School To Read Shakespeare Was The Right Decision

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01:47 PM

Choosing to leave a "practical" study in order to pursue your passions may seem foolhardy, but often times it can be the most rewarding. [TWEET]

By Stephanie Frerich

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Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, CareerAdvice

10 Tools to Advance Your Business Writing Skills

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11:58 AM

Step up your business writing skills with these 10 online applications. [TWEET]

By Robert Morris

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How To Rebuild Your Confidence To Re-Enter The Workplace

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Looking to rebuild your confidence? Check out these tips. [TWEET]  

By Melissa Llarena

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

Data Analytics Career Transition 201: How to write a killer resume and ace the interview

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10:00 AM

Craft a resume that will land you an interview in the world of big data, business intelligence and analytics. [TWEET]

By Piyanka Jain

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

Using Data to Run Successful Marketing Campaigns

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05:30 PM

Learn how to use data to develop a successful marketing strategy with these tips. [TWEET]

By Francesca Krihely

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Marketers are constantly plagued by an inability to truly understand their customers’ wants and needs. Why? Because exact insight into clients' purchasing habits is hard to come by, even with the abudance of software tools at our disposal.

In order to run a successful marketing campaign, it’s imperative you send your customers the right messages in ways that are easily translatable to them. Nowadays, messaging can be tested for quality at a much higher rate, thanks to marketing automation and the ability to deliver multivariable testing on a much more regular basis.The information we are able to distill from statistical insights tell Marketers who a customer is, what they think about and most importantly, what they want.

Topics: Professional Development