3 Ways to Find Community in Your Job Search

Job search can be a lonely, discouraging process. Particularly when you’re lacking results, it’s easy to feel unmotivated and maybe depressed. You may feel like you’re doing all the right things – networking, submitting your resume, attending job fairs – however, you aren’t getting any callbacks. You are not alone!

The job search period goes hand-in-hand with deep reflection. It’s a time to get advice, build new skills and even redefine yourself. Explore our resources.

3 Ways to Find Community in Your Job Search

Job search can be a lonely, discouraging process. Particularly when you’re lacking results, it’s easy to feel unmotivated and maybe depressed. You may feel like you’re doing all the right things – networking, submitting your resume, attending job fairs – however, you...

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Mind The Gap

The 21st century has been a turbulent one for the U.S. workforce. One of the consequences has been periods of unemployment for large bands of professionals across many industries. Formerly spotless resumes had to contend with the problem of the dreaded gap – periods...

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How old is your attitude?

Our JVS job seekers are insightful, curious, powerful individuals. They help and inspire each other every day at JVS. We facilitate an environment that is both innovative and aspirational; this is where transformation happens. In line with our coverage of age...

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Thwart Off Those “Old” Stereotypes

Here you are. Your dream job. This one will bounce you back. Twenty years of executive admin experience. A rockin’ LinkedIn profile. Fabulous dress. And your friend in accounting forwarded your resume. You strike the power pose because, you know, you got this. But,...

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Digging Deeper: Age Discrimination for Women

If you can remember gas rationing, or seeing the original Star Wars six times in the summer of ‘77, chances are good you’re “of a certain age.” If you’re also a woman currently looking for a job, economists say there’s a pretty good chance you’re experiencing hiring...

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Demystifying the Informational Interview

As a job seeker, you’re often responding to a lot of questions. “What was your last position?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” And the dreaded, “Why should I hire you?” But there’s one tool you have as a job seeker that turns this structure on its head: the...

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Why is online learning so hard?

Isn’t it amazing? There are so many opportunities to learn practically anything you’d like with online learning, and it’s free! Here, we answer some of your burning questions about online learning. Have other questions? Please submit them in the comments. Why do so...

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The Quest for the Good Enough Resume

I have seen many job seekers lose their way when it comes to resumes. Their determined efforts to craft compelling content get swallowed up by the quest for perfection, a dubious goal for such a subjective process. While everyone will have an opinion on your resume,...

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7 Job Search MythBusters Revealed

Mythbuster #1: I don’t need social media. That’s just for fun – cat videos and kid photos. Get online and show what you know. Update your LinkedIn profile and go further by publishing an article. Follow your target companies on Twitter and learn what’s important to...

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Career-Building/Re-Building from the Entry Level

The job market is booming again, with 257,000 jobs added to the U.S economy in January 2015. And it’s not all millennials getting hired—in fact, unemployment among adults age 45-55 dropped from 5% to 4.1% in January. Studies show that baby boomers now hold an average...

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