Our Blog Posts

  • Rake - why emotional intelligence is important for job seekers
Emotional intelligence is a term coined in the 1990s by scientists that is used to describe the ability to understand one’s self and others in order to interact in a healthy and productive manner. There are five major skills common...
  • Rake - 4 Psychological Tricks To Know if You Want the Job
Think back to high school or college. Ever find yourself sitting in a psychology class wondering why you had to be there? Us, too. But it turns out that those required classes could actually have a huge impact on our...
  • Rake - Quick Guide for Sending Great Emails
We live in a society where communication is instant. Text-messages send in milliseconds and responses come just as quick. However, we must establish a distinction between friendly and professional communication, a distinction that is easy to blur. Whether you’re speaking...
  • Rake - 10 Signs You Should Consider Quitting Your Job
Stuck in a job you hate? We’ve all been there! And guess what? That’s okay. Considering and possibly quitting your job is always difficult, but it’s not the end of the world. In fact, leaving a bad situation can often...
  • Rake - Networking Tips for People who Hate Networking
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed introvert or simply shy, networking just might not be your thing. While it’s okay not to love every second of your job search or professional advancement, it is important to network, whether you like it or...
  • Rake - identifying and combating job search stress
It’s no secret that job searching is stressful. In fact, if someone were to complete a job search without experiencing any stress, we’d be totally shocked. It’s nearly impossible to be stress-free in any situation in which your future is...
  • Rake - are you taking the wrong job search advice
If you’ve recently shared that you were on the hunt for a new job, chances are you received some advice (welcome or otherwise). Sure, we recognize the benefits of taking advice from friends, family members, or even strangers, especially those...
  • Rake - 6 Steps to Reaching Your Career Goals This Year
The beginning of the year is an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the previous year (the good, the bad and what we learned), plus a chance to set personal and professional goals for the future. The process...
  • Rake - 17 Inspirational Quotes to Kick Off Your Job Search
So you’ve decided on your new year’s resolution: to dedicate more time to your job search. Or maybe it’s something along the lines of, find a job you’ll really love. Whatever it is, it’s not always easy to find motivation...
  • Rake - The most effective way to organize your job search in 2017
With the new year approaching, many people will resolve to find a great new job and tackle their search with enthusiasm. One of the most important things job seekers can do in order to increase productivity is to become more...