Posts filed under: How To

  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Rake Blog - Think You're Under-qualified for a Job You Want? Try This.
Have you ever seen a mid-level or even entry-level job listings looking for applicants with 5+ years of experience in a given field and a second or third degree, and not to mention 15 other miscellaneous requirements that may or...
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In today’s employment landscape, it’s far from uncommon to know or be someone who has been laid off or let go. Whether leaving a job was a voluntary choice or not, there are always reasons. What’s interesting to consider however,...
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It’s happened to all of us: you’re just nearing the end of that job application when you’re asked for links to your social media accounts. While most employers don’t require that you share, chances are that if your accounts exists,...
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No matter where you are in your career, or what stage of the job search you’ve reached, true confidence is your belief in your ability to succeed. Whether your intention is to land a great new job or be promoted...
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In a recent interview with Airbnb, Sheryl Sandberg shared some of the lessons she has learned from working at notable companies like Google and Facebook. When she was asked what she was looking for in employees, she summarized a very...
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Building relationships is very important in the professional world. Whether you attend networking events or seek out a mentor, connecting with others is useful not alone during your job search, but for your career in general. But if you’re still...
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We hear about goal setting a lot as employees. In fact, not only do we hear about it, we’re often forced to set them and then review them. But what happens when we don’t work for an organization anymore, or...
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