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Benefits of Having a Mentor During a Job Search and Beyond

June 20th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You've revised your resume, mastered your Two-Minute Pitch and gotten a firm grasp on your Fifteen-year Vision. To get the job of your dreams, however, there's a powerful yet commonly overlooked step that will strengthen your search: mentoring. When looking for a job, having a mentor is a More

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Five Myths That Can Hurt Your Job Search

June 23rd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

At The Five O'Clock Club, we help people find land their dream job and begin a successful, rewarding career every day. In the process, we've seen a lot of myths around the job search process that are hurtful to your job hunt. This is our list of the top 5 myths about the job search - beliefs you'll More

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Don’t Forget: Summer Is Still a Great Time To Job Search!

June 9th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Many people decide to put a pause on their job search over the summer mistakenly thinking it’s not the right time to look for a job. But, most times those that get hired in the fall months are the ones who’ve been busy over the summer. So if you’re tempted to spend the summers just stretched More

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Feeling Stuck? 4 Steps for Getting Ahead in Your Career

June 14th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You work hard and do everything that’s asked of you and then some, yet you still feel like you’re stuck in place in your career. You ask for training but no one gives it to you. The big bosses don’t know who you are. How are you ever going to get ahead? What’s wrong with this picture? More

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One Professional's Dream Job Becomes His Reality

June 2nd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

For John Mc Nally, pursuing his dream job only happened after experiencing a career setback. He didn't let any mountains stop him, though, and his pathway to success led him to a new opportunity in Italy. "I had reached a dead end in my search and thought that I was without resources," he More

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Third Time's the Charm: Leaving Consulting for Full-Time Employment

June 6th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

For some people, consulting is an ideal fit for their lifestyle. For others, it's something they do temporarily in hopes of scoring a permanent position at a company. Peter Lantry was of the latter mindset. He worked hard through two different consulting stints in hopes of finding full-time More

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How to Get Promoted to a Manager Position Without Management Experience

June 8th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You're hungry to advance your career and the perfect opportunity has presented itself. It would move you into management and allow you to supervise a team. The problem is that while you have plenty of industry experience, you don't have any direct managerial experience. What do you do? This More

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Networking: The Most Effective Job Search Method

June 3rd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Most informational meetings and job interviews come from networking and direct-contact efforts, according to The Five O’Clock Club’s research. So why waste your time on job boards and search sites when you could be focusing your efforts on more promising strategies? Let’s take a look at some More

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Conquering Algoriphobia: An Applicant's Fear of Keyword-Based Algorithms

June 1st, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

The first step toward getting a new job for many job seekers isn't making it past the phone screening, it's making it past the Applicant Tracking System. In the past decade, hiring managers have embraced the ATS, as it helps them easily pluck the most qualified candidates, as well as save time and More

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4 Tips to Achieve Phone Interview Success

June 7th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

More and more hiring managers are using phone screenings or interviews as the first step of the hiring process. Many view  phone screening as an efficient way to narrow down the applicant pool. Instead of wasting an hour-long interview time slot, they can get the initial information and More

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How LinkedIn and The TFC Method Work Hand in Hand

May 31st, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

By Chip Conlin, Five O'Clock Certified Coach Before the introduction of social networking sites and apps, job seekers relied on friends, family and colleagues for referrals and networking opportunities. But the rise of LinkedIn adds a new dimension to your job search, accelerating you toward More

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How to Answer Salary Requirement Questions

May 26th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

In an ideal job search, you won't discuss compensation during the interview process. This allows the hiring manager to focus on learning your skills while you focus on conveying your strengths and thoroughly understanding the opportunity. In reality this is not always the case. At some point during More

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The Impact Volunteering Can Have On Your Job Search

May 25th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

It's no secret that volunteering is a fantastic way to support your career. Giving your time to a cause you care about makes you feel good and also allows you to use your professional skills in a different capacity. Volunteering is especially important during times of transition because it shows More

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