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Curated job search help and career advice from around the web for the week of January 23rd, 2023…

Never Burn Bridges — Except In These Five Cases

Everybody has heard the expression “Never burn a bridge.” What does it mean to burn a bridge? It means that you end a relationship in such a way that you could never go back and re-start the relationship again — or perhaps you could, but it would require you to beg forgiveness of the person whose bridge you have burned, even to try.

7 signs you’re ready to hire a career coach – and 3 signs you’re not

If you find yourself uninspired by your current job or you’re having trouble standing out from the crowd in your job search, hiring a career coach can help you find your optimal career path, shape up your resume, and plot your next move.

5 Ways to Ask for a Raise in a Performance Review

Many year-end performance reviews spill into the start of the next year, and with them come some golden opportunities for savvy employees. With millions of people still quitting jobs and firms facing millions of job vacancies, leaders are looking for fast ways to retain workers.

Optimizing Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

90% of Fortune 500 Companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage high volumes of job applications. 75% of candidates are “phased out of consideration” because they don’t pass a screening! Our tips will help your resume make it through ATS.

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