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How to Search for A Job While You Have a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

You like your job – you just don’t love it. Or you hate your job, and every minute that ticks by is a minute shaved off your life. Or maybe it’s not the job, but your boss who’s the problem. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to move on in search of better opportunities. In a perfect world, you could simply quit your job and vacation in Hawaii until your dream gig becomes available.

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How to Talk About Transferable Skills

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Very few career paths are straight lines. They often involve pivots, lateral moves and sometimes even jumps to entirely new industries. Transferable skills – the abilities and experience that may not relate directly to a new position, but that will still prove beneficial to your success – are key to landing any new job, particularly if you’re looking to alter your career trajectory.

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Should You Follow up After Every Job Application?

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Searching for a job can be stressful. When you find a job you think you’d really like, it can feel like one wrong move can spell disaster. While this usually is not the case, it does lead many to question when following up with a potential employer is appropriate. And though there aren’t any universal rules on the subject, here are some guidelines to help you determine whether to reach out.

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What Your Body Language is Saying About You in Your Interview

Tanya Kertsman, Career Contessa Contributor

Everyone has physical habits they rarely notice. In an interview setting, these nervous ticks offer a physical outlet for the stress you’re under. But they come at a price. Rather than focusing on what you’re saying or the experience you’d bring, the hiring manager’s attention turns to your nail-biting or hair-twirling. The scariest part? You may not even realise you’re doing it.

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Starting Your First Job Search: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s true what they say: Looking for a job is a job itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay anything, and the health insurance plan (e.g. don’t get sick) leaves a lot to be desired. And considering everything that goes into it – from creating a resume to preparing for the interview – it’s not an easy one. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming – particularly if it’s your first job search and you’re starting from square one.

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