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  • 5 Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search

    While today’s job climate is one that is favorable for active job seekers, it is still difficult to break through the noisy application process. I continue to hear more and more candidates ask the question, “What am I doing wrong? I know I can do this job. Why can’t I get hired?” The market ...

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  • Free Yourself in Virginia Beach, VA

    In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to the east coast where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA, where Vaco has provided expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing since 2011. Yes, we specialize in premier talent &...

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  • Cover Letters – Do We Need Them?

    If you have recently completed a job application, you may have noticed that some job sites or companies still require a cover letter, some make it optional, and some don’t ask for one at all. It’s easy to feel like you’re forgetting something when you leave the cover letter off your applicatio...

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  • How to Get a Recruiter to Read Your Emails

    It takes me six months to read a novel (yes…I’m a very slow reader), but I can read an email in five seconds. What’s the difference? I have NO idea what’s coming next in the latest John Grisham book I’m reading, so I take my time and read it, taking in every word as if […]...

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  • Free Yourself in Tampa, FL

    In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Tampa, FL where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing. Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of ...

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  • 8 Simple Tips for a Phone Interview

    Basic interview prep is something that seems elementary…right? Unfortunately, it’s not the case. I’ve hired thousands of people and inevitably things are simply forgotten. The phone interview is the first step you’ll need to pass before being invited in for a face to face me...

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  • Free Yourself in Nashville, TN

    In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Music City, USA: Nashville, Tennessee, where Vaco is headquartered and provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing. Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we hel...

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  • Google Yourself, Would You Hire YOU?

    With the rise of social media over the last two decades, it is easy to get lost or be unaware of the posts that you have circulating on the Internet. Today, many companies look at prospective employees’ online presence, so it is important to ensure that you have a fresh, professional, but still un...

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  • Surprising Tips For the Recently Laid Off

    You’ve been with your company for two or three years — you’ve gone to the picnics, schmoozed with your manager, won employee of the month, been on the holiday party planning committee, and you see yourself retiring with your company. Then, on a regular Thursday afternoon, you get laid off, and...

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  • Job Search Tips for Recent Grads

    After four or more years in college, you might feel the urge to jump straight into the real world. Pump the brakes! It can be hard and mind boggling to figure out where to even begin when looking for your first job. Take it day by day, limiting your stress by following the below tips […]...

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