Our Blog Posts

  • Mantras for Job Seekers
In the past, we’ve discussed the benefits of mindfulness for job seekers, including mental clarity and organization. And even for individuals who might not usually practice mindfulness, incorporating positive psychology into one’s life during a job search can make the...
  • salary negotiation tips
During a job search, especially while unemployed, it can be easy to feel as if the only thing that matters is landing a position at a great company. And while a job offer is technically the ultimate goal of a...
  • job search myths
There’s no one “right way” to conduct a job search, which is why many people find it extremely difficult. For those of us who complete tasks more efficiently or effectively with step-by-step instructions or fool-proof plans, job hunting can seem...
  • AI for job search
We’re sure you’ve heard all about AI, or artificial intelligence, taking the business industry by storm, and while it’s clear that changes are coming, it’s not always clear exactly what changes will happen, when, and to whom. This uncertainty can...
  • new years resolution job search
It may seem like it’s months away, but believe it or not 2018 is just around the corner, and we’re set on making some personal changes this year! Some people love New Year’s resolutions, and even though others don’t believe...
  • job search thank you letter
We’ve all heard it over and over again since the day we were born: “Say thank you!” Since the days of hand writing thank you letters to anyone who attended your tenth birthday party, we’ve each grown accustomed to our...
  • Informational Interview tips
We’re sure you’ve heard it before: the importance of the informational interview. However, just as many people shy away from networking, so do they from the ever-dreaded informational interview. And it’s understandable! Asking someone to donate their precious time to...
  • How to Continue Learning Throughout Your Career
Whether you’ve recently graduated from college or you’ve been out of school for many years, you’re probably a bit (or very!) grateful to have ended the part of your life spent in classrooms, writing essays, etc. However, it’s important to...
  • top productivity tips
Job searching is hard, but it can be even harder when productivity is a problem. And let’s be honest, it’s a problem for most of us. Staying focused can feel impossible at times, especially if you’re job searching at home,...
  • Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Job Offer
Here at Rake, we know a job offer is a wonderful thing, but we also recognize that it should always be thoroughly considered. While it may be tempting to call all of your friends and family as soon as your...