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To follow-up or not to follow up?

November 15, 2017

Looking for a job is stressful. Many applicants question whether to follow up or not after applying for a position. suggests some strategies to figure out the best way to do that.

  • Many employers have an automated system that will send a reply as soon as you have applied for a position. If you have not heard back within 24 hours of submission, it is worth calling in to find out the status of your application.
  • Following up on an application is one of the easiest ways to show prospective employers your interest in the job position. Sometimes tracking can be a good thing; however, be cautious to not seem desperate or inconsiderate.
  • It is always a good idea to send a thank you note or email to your interviewers.
  • A graceful follow up letter even when turned down can show your interest in the company and will keep your name on the hiring manager’s mind. It could pay off later down the line.

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Helpful Certifications for today’s job market.

July 26, 2017


Certifications prove to your employers your expertise and skill sets that you bring to your position. Many managers look to these certifications to check on the experience of the candidate. Although Certifications require months of studying and may cost a few hundred dollars, it is a faster and more economical way to highlight your skills.

Here is a brief rundown of the four top certifications that may help you move forward in your industry:

QuickBooks Certification is one of the top accounting certifications. There are two online exams. Both require extensive training and practice. It proves your commitment to the profession and makes it more appealing to the employer to hire you.

Google Analytics Certification teaches people how to evaluate website performance. This certification is ideal for people in marketing who would like to expand their skill set or change career paths.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor enforces safety standards within companies. Certifications in OSHA can expand your job prospects because of your knowledge on Compliance and Safety Standards.

CompTIA+ Technician Certification is a good way to break into the Technology field when you do not have a formal education in Computer Science. One can become a Support specialist or Help desk Technician. In addition, this certification can help you move up the career ladder with more on the job training.

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