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Get Dressed for Success

Tips for being your best-dressed self at work Many experts say that putting in that extra effort can make you happier and more productive at work. Having pride in your appearance has a positive effect on both your work as well as your relationships with both colleagues and customers. At Advance Financial, we believe this holds true. If you look [...]

2020-01-23T09:27:36-06:00January 24th, 2020|

How To Set New Year Career Goals

As 2019 winds down you might find yourself starting to think about goals you want to achieve in the new year. While many of these may be personal goals, it’s important to think about professional goals too. Where do you want to be in your career path? The new year is a good time to think about this question, set [...]

2019-12-26T13:06:18-06:00December 26th, 2019|

What Not to Post on Social Media While Job Searching

We’ve all heard it before: once you post something online, it’s there forever. You might be wondering, do companies really look at social media? Nowadays, employers are more likely than ever to look up job applicants' social media profiles. According to, 60 percent of employers report using social media to find out more about candidates. Not only can posting [...]

2019-12-04T09:38:51-06:00December 9th, 2019|

Five Words You Should Avoid During a Job Interview

In an interview, you have a short time and a few words to make a good impression. One of the most popular prompts from interviewers is, "Tell me about yourself." So, how do you make sure to get it right? While there is no correct answer, here are five words you should try to avoid when describing yourself during a [...]

2019-11-21T15:45:43-06:00December 2nd, 2019|

4 Resources Your School Has to Help You Land a Job

So, it's your senior year and with so many classes and clubs plus remembering to eat and sleep... it's a tough balancing act. On top of all that, graduation is approaching, and fast. You're probably feeling a lot of pressure to have everything figured out by then. Not having your dream career in place yet can feel like you're way [...]

2019-11-21T13:20:19-06:00November 21st, 2019|

When You’re Starting a New Job: What to Know for your First Year

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking. You have new colleagues to get to know, new responsibilities, and a new routine to get used to. It's hard to know what to expect, and it can take time before you find your feet and feel confident in your new workplace. That time is worth spending, and we've got some tips to [...]

2019-10-31T09:00:03-05:00November 1st, 2019|

3 Tips to Identify Your Strengths and Land Your Perfect Job

“What are your strengths?” Glassdoor’s #1 most common job interview question can be stressful under pressure. Luckily, there are ways to beat feeling overwhelmed when talking about your strengths. Here are some tips to help you find your strengths and use them to find a job you’ll enjoy and be good at.   1. Start with your interests and values [...]

2019-10-24T08:02:49-05:00October 24th, 2019|

How to Answer the Top 3 Most Commonly-Asked Interview Questions

After submitting your personalized resume and cover letter, you’ve received the much-anticipated request for an interview from a potential employer. Hooray! After you recover from your initial excitement, you may feel some nerves arise as you realize that what you say during the interview could make or break your opportunity to earn the job. If you’re anxiously awaiting your upcoming [...]

2019-10-18T07:35:54-05:00October 18th, 2019|