Job Search Tips

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Thinking about a new job? Looking for a new position (or your first!) can feel like a daunting process. From email etiquette to getting noticed on LinkedIn and many others, our experts have put together tips and advice to help you on your way.

> What are professional references?

Most employers perform reference checks during the hiring process. Here’s why it’s important to gather them beforehand.

> How to find the RIGHT marketing job in a hot job market

Heidi Parsont, TorchLight’s Founder and CEO, answers questions about navigating today’s job market, from finding the right cultural fit to what to ask in an interview.

> Is it time to change jobs?

If you’re ready for a new challenge, are underpaid or feel seriously unmotivated, it may be time to move on. Here are some signs that your current job may be nearing its expiration date.

> How to sell yourself as the ideal candidate

So you’re ready to kick off your job search. Where do you start? To help launch your efforts, our experts recommend three priority area of focus.

> 4 email etiquette tips for your job search

From email address to subject line and more, your email communication can make or break your job search. Learn to incorporate these crucial email best practices into your job search process.

> Landing that first entry-level job

For college seniors, we know it’s hard not to stress out given everyone (mom, aunts, uncles, neighbors…) are continually asking what you are doing next year. To help you on your way, here are some key things to keep in mind when job hunting for your first entry-level position.

> Dealing with disappointment

You interviewed for your dream job and didn’t get it. It’s normal to feel disappointed but don’t let it derail your search. Learn how to bounce back from rejection and be ready for the next opportunity.

> Virtual networking during a pandemic

Social distancing and work from home guidelines have put traditional networking practices out of date. You can still make the most of it and continue building your connections – all from the safety of your own home!

> Linkedin’s latest feature: let recruiters know that you are #OpenToWork

Whether you’re actively applying, or simply open to learning of potential employment opportunities, here’s how the #OpenToWork feature can help you.