These days, we are just spoilt for choice. The simple job search tips we held dear twenty years ago have been discarded. Why? Because time marches on. Fifteen years ago, we followed up on job inquiries with a telephone (and silent prayer). Ten years ago, we counted ourselves lucky because we could email resumes and cover letters instead of licking envelopes and stamps. But today, we update LinkedIn profiles, search for jobs on Indeed.com, check salaries on Glassdoor.com and apply for positions on company websites. You should still employ K.I.S.S. -- Keep It Simple, Stupid -- when on a job search. simple job search tips

Some simple job search tips that are as good as new:

Even though there has been an enormous uptick in remote arrangements, home offices and other flexible work plans, most people still spend a lot of their 9 to 5 in a setting planned by someone else. The good news is, companies can update the office space in ways that can truly impact employee satisfaction and productivity, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. update the office space

Ways to update the office space.

There’s something that just sounds cool about being an entrepreneur. It conjures up visions of making your own hours, answering to no one but yourself, following a passion, and making a great fortune. And technically, all of that can be true if you start your own business. But most people know it’s a long road from an idea on a napkin to world domination (if that’s your kind of thing).

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Here are things to consider before you start your own business:

Tastes change over time. Trends become cliches. Yesterday’s cool is today’s bad joke. And career advice is no different -- what used to be a good idea...just isn't. Bad job search advice is dangerous when it’s an out of date strategy. And some bad advice always was. Either way, it can make a good candidate look bad, before they even get started. bad job search advice

So here’s a warning -- five examples of bad job search advice:

You're sitting across the interview table from a prospective candidate. Their resume is in your hand. You have a notebook of questions to ask and a pen ready to record their responses. As you begin the conversation, you find that they are witty, well-read, and an extensive traveler, as are you. Like your business partner, they enjoy Italian reds and domestic beer. The company softball team needs a new pitcher and they played varsity in high school. This person begins to evolve into more than your next supply manager. They just make sense. They’re the right. . . cultural fit. Hiring them is a no-brainer. Or is it? cultural fit

The pros and cons of hiring for cultural fit.

If you are new to the hiring process, or a veteran looking to improve your vetting skills, read on. We have a few unusual hiring tips that you may not have thought of. Most of those who hire regularly have gotten good at spotting red flags like gaps on resumes, or noting bad communication skills during the interview.  But these extra efforts could be incredibly helpful in really learning all you can about your candidate. unusual hiring tips

Some unusual hiring tips to consider:

When you are reviewing your resume or preparing for an interview, you will likely take inventory of all your experience and accomplishments. But there are some skills every employee should have that you might be undervaluing if you have them (or need to acquire if you don’t). Not all jobs require the same talents, but these are some universal qualities that most employers will value. skills every employee should have

Here are skills every employee should have:

The job market may be recovering, but for the nearly 7 million people in the United States who are unemployed, that might be cold comfort. Even if you are working on your resume, reaching out to contacts, and going on interviews, it can be difficult to stay positive and optimistic. Part of the reason for feeling down if you are unemployed is a lack of control. Without a day-to-day routine of a place to go, a steady paycheck, a work identity, you can begin to feel that you are drifting along with no way to take action. But the truth is, there are a variety of things you can do when you're unemployed to maintain direction, and feel like you're growing professionally, even off the payroll. things to do if you are unemployed

Here are things to do right now if you are unemployed:

You’re out in the market, you’ve polished your resume, and you’re networking like crazy. But you want a little extra help, a second pair of eyes and ears on the lookout for your next opportunity. One solution is to work with a headhunter. Having a professional help you can reduce stress and expedite your job search. But how do you choose a headhunter? What do you need to know about them? And what will they ask of you? how to choose a headhunter

Here are tips on how to choose a headhunter: