Job Seekers: Do Your Research Before the Application or the Interview!

Are you a job seeker ready to send out applications? Do you have a job interview coming up? One of the best ways to be a top job candidate, make a great impression and determine your own interest in the role and the company is to do as much research about the potential employer and […]

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How to Assemble Your Best Job References

You’ve done the hard work: submitted your resume, aced the interview and impressed your potential new employer—who’s now asked you to provide employment references. Piece of cake, right? Actually, as you’re in the home stretch of the hiring process, now’s the time to really think about who should be singing your praises. The goal is […]

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Tackle one of the most common interview questions: “Tell me about yourself.”

One of the most common—and feared—interview questions. Job seekers can almost always count on fielding one of the most common yet difficult interview questions to answer: “Tell me about yourself.” While it seems like a softball question it could be this question in disguise: “Why should we hire you?”  While it’s true that interviewers might […]

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How to Create A Resume With Limited Experience

If you have little to no formal work experience, putting together a resume may seem like a daunting task. The good news is that even with a limited employment history, you can still create an impressive resume that showcases your skills and the value you can bring to a job. The key is formatting, and […]

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Long Job Search

As you’re most certainly aware, job hunting can be a long and discouraging process that has the potential to stretch on for several months. After applying to hundreds of jobs and sending out dozens of resumes, it’s easy to want to convince yourself that your job search is a lost cause. Of course, that’s not […]

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Resume 101: Objective Statements vs Branding Statements

If it has been a while since your last job search, you might be surprised to learn that an objective statement is no longer an essential part of the standard resume. A stable of the past, objective statements are now considered to be bulky space-fillers that keep hiring managers from quickly reading the important sections […]

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4 Quick Ways to Declutter Your Resume

You have a few brief moments to grab the attention of a person reading your resume before it lands in the rejection pile. In fact, the average amount of time a person initially spends reviewing your resume is a mere 6 seconds. With such a short window of time to leave a lasting impression, it’s […]

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How to Answer the 5 Year Plan Question

Unless you’ve got a crystal ball, there is no way to know where you’ll be in your career five years from now. So why do interviewers ask a question that you won’t be able to give a definitive answer to? They are looking to gain a better understanding of your career goals and how the […]

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What Does Your Body Language Say About You?

There’s a lot more to interviews than just being well-spoken. Having all the right answers might seem like a sure-fire way to land a job, but there’s an equally important element to interviewing: body language. Nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and eye contact, play a large role in the communication process and can help […]

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Navigating Phone Interviews

It’s likely that before you get the opportunity to meet an employer face-to-face, you’ll have to pass round one of the interview process: the dreaded phone screen. It has become common practice for hiring managers to screen candidates via phone before an in-person meeting. This is often done to narrow down a large applicant pool […]

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