Who Should I Be Using as References?

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Figuring out who to use as a reference is a critical part of the job-seeking process. Not all hiring managers will ask for references, but you should be prepared in case they do. Who will speak highly of you? Your mom and your best friend probably will, but that doesn’t seem appropriate! Keep it as… Read more »

5 Tips For Standing Out in a Phone Interview

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Phone interviews are a cost effective way of screening candidates and determining whether to advance them to the next round of the hiring process. But they can be stressful for the candidate! Because you’re trying to communicate without the aid of nonverbal cues, you might feel anxious and defensive, especially during those awkward silences. Here… Read more »

Why Being Honest on Your Resume Is Important

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Your resume matters! It’s the first piece of information a potential employer has about you, so it’s best to be honest and accurate. Unfortunately, in their eagerness to get a dream job, many applicants sometimes embellish or exaggerate their resumes—usually either in their job history or level of education. But those discrepancies can be easily… Read more »

Why Career Hopping is Hurting Your Career

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Though you may be proud of the diverse experiences you can add to your resume, job-hopping can hurt your career. Potential employers see you as a risk to their company! Will you be a flight risk for them too? They don’t want to spend thousands of dollars and countless hours training you only to see… Read more »

Considering Relocating for a Job? Answer These Questions First

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Whether or not to relocate is a stressful, life-changing decision full of many unknown variables. Not only will you be uprooting yourself, you’ll be affecting the trajectory of your career and the lives of your family and friends. Will I love my new job? Try to determine whether this position is a step up. Will… Read more »

Avoiding Costly Cover Letter Mistakes

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Most employers admit they don’t read cover letters, but they say they do prefer candidates who write them, so it’s important to have a good one just in case. A good cover letter should inform the reader about you and interest them into reading your resume or scheduling an interview with you. Here are seven… Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Salary Negotiation

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Negotiating your salary can be stressful. You want to get what you deserve, but you don’t want to risk angering your current employer or the hiring manager in a new job. To increase your odds of succeeding, know what your skills and talents are worth and use our valuable negotiating tools below. Do’s Do your… Read more »

How Thank—You Notes Can Work Wonders

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Thank-you notes are an important part of the interview process. No, they won’t secure you an offer, but they can help you to differentiate yourself from your competition, or allow you to account for an oddity or blunder during the interview. They can also be the time to expound on something unique that you bring… Read more »

Knowing When It’s Time For a Change

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We’ve all had rough days or even weeks at work, but if you can’t remember the last good day you’ve had, it might be time for a change. Ideally, we all want a career that is meaningful, challenging and rewarding in an environment that’s supportive and affirming. Change can be difficult and intimidating — we… Read more »

Best Of Staffing

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At CulverCareers, we have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards after winning the Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards five years in a row for providing superior service to both our clients and candidates. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders… Read more »