Tag: Career Development


Mar

24

2016
3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

Hundreds of applicants apply to every job vacancy posted on job boards, company web sites, newspaper ads, and any other medium out there. With so many applicants to screen and so little time to do so, recruiters need a very good reason to give your resume the attention it needs. Unfortunately, most job seekers put very little effort into standing out from everyone else and...

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Jan

27

2016
4 Tips for a Successful Job Search

4 Tips for a Successful Job Search

Based on a recent study in the US, the average job search lasts approximately 4 months. That’s quite a long time to be searching for a job, so it’s very important to have a good job search strategy due to the strong competition from other candidates. To conduct an effective job search and decrease the time to employment, follow these tips: Use more than one...

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Sep

16

2015
How to Stay Relevant in the Lebanese Job Market

How to Stay Relevant in the Lebanese Job Market

We currently live in a very fast-paced and fiercely competitive job market. With limited jobs and a massive unemployment rate in Lebanon, job seekers need to have an edge in the job market to make their profiles irresistible to employers. Fortunately, Lebanon’s job market is very small, which means that you can get noticed very quickly if you stick to these three tips: Never stop...

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Jul

20

2015
Should You Pursue an Online Education?

Should You Pursue an Online Education?

It’s no secret that online education has become quite a hot topic in the academic and professional training worlds. Many professionals and companies today are investing in online training platforms to learn new on-the-job skills, mainly in software and programming. Services such as Lynda.com, CodeSchool.com, and Treehouse have garnered a lot of attention and offer very high-quality and self-paced training programs. What’s fascinating is that online...

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Jun

17

2015
Leveraging Social Media to Advance Your Career

Leveraging Social Media to Advance Your Career

You’ve probably heard it a million times before: We live in the age of social media. Almost everyone has a social media account of some sort and for a different purpose. In the professional world, you will frequently hear how social media can damage your reputation and make you lose out on job opportunities. But if used correctly, social media can actually boost your career...

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May

17

2015
Identifying Winning Companies

Identifying Winning Companies

I’m pretty sure that no one likes the whole job search process, whether you are currently employed or not. It’s an inescapable reality that all professionals go through at several points in their careers. Whatever your reason for seeking a new company to work for, it’s safe to say that you want to find an employer that you will want to stick with long term....

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Apr

19

2015
5 Tips to Help You Successfully Change Careers

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Change Careers

Switching to a new job is one thing, but changing careers entirely is a completely different ball game. There are many reasons why people choose to change careers: better paying opportunities, flexible working hours, realizing a dream, and much more. Whatever the reason may be, changing your career should not be treated the same way as changing your job. These 5 tips will help you...

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Nov

23

2014
When Is It a Wrong Time to Leave Your Current Employer?

When Is It a Wrong Time to Leave Your Current Employer?

Last week, I received the following message from one of my LinkedIn readers, whom I will refer to as “Marc” for privacy reasons: “Dear Nahed, I’ve read most of your articles and many other articles regarding job hunts and career moves and articles that talk about signals that should make you search for a new employer, when is the right time to pack and leave,...

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Oct

17

2014
It’s Not In My Job Description

It’s Not In My Job Description

Companies and employees love job descriptions. They provide a sense of direction and clearly state who is responsible for what. While essential to the functioning of every business, job descriptions are both a blessing and a curse! Assuming that a company has a well-written job description, your duties and accountability are made very clear from day one. But even with the clarity and direction of...

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Aug

17

2014
The Steps of an Effective Job Search

The Steps of an Effective Job Search

Searching for a job can be a grueling process and requires a great amount of patience and perseverance, especially in today’s slow economy. For you job search to be effective, you need to implement a strategy that will help you find the right job as soon as possible. An essential prerequisite for succeeding with these tried-and-true steps is to diversify your job search methods. Do...

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