Posts filed under: In-Transition

  • 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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If you’re searching for a new job this holiday season, you’ve probably been told something along the lines of “Don’t even bother” or “It’s a waste” at least a couple times. However, is there any truth behind the claims that...
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Whether you’ve recently been promoted, or are looking for a new job in a management position, you’ll likely need a few pointers on being a first-time leader. Regardless of how much you’ve educated yourself, there will be inevitable challenges. From...
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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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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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Being laid off or let go can feel like a nightmare when you’re going through it. It’s a very emotionally taxing and frustrating experience, not to mention a blow to your self-confidence. You’re not quite sure what you’re going to...
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Are you someone who loves networking? Or do you find it terrifying? Regardless of your feelings toward mingling with total strangers, it’s often a necessary part of finding a great job. Here are a few tactics you can employ to...
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