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How to Find a New Job After Being Fired

How To Find A New Job After Being Fired (Without Losing Your Sanity)

Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. Perhaps your last job was going along smoothly (or so you thought)—and then—you were fired. While you can certainly mourn the job loss and examine why it happened, the next step is clear—you have to find a new position. So, where do you start? Follow the steps below […]

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How To Format Your Resume For Success

Nothing shuts down your job search faster than a resume with formatting issues. The checklist below will show you how to format your resume step-by-step so you don’t miss anything. Use this checklist to: Make sure your resume is ready when proofreading or editing Make sure you’re setting your resume up correctly when starting to write or update it. […]

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top 4 resume mistakes to avoid

These 4 Resume Mistakes Are Killing Your Job Search

There are a lot of resume mistakes to avoid and a ton of articles about the topic. It can get overwhelming, we know. So we decided to make it simpler and focus on what we call the “big 4”. This list will quickly walk you through 4 common and dangerous resume mistakes that will cost you […]

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How to Prepare for a Skype or Video Interview

Employers and universities are using more and more technology in their interview process… so don’t be surprised if your next interview includes a Skype or video call. But how can you get ready for your Skype or video interview if you’ve never actually participated in one before? Read on for tips on how to prepare — both the […]

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How to Tell If You’re Being Discriminated Against In Your Job Search

Discrimination in a hiring process is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, preconceived notions and prejudices that the hiring manager personally holds may prevent you from getting a job that you’re qualified for. Job search discrimination can come in many different forms. From racial and age discrimination to sexist questions and attitudes, many […]

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Career Change at age 50+

How to Make a Job or Career Change at 50+

Going through a job or career change at 50+ can be challenging, especially if you’ve been with the same company for years. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to make sure you get interviews and end your job search successfully. We invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share 7 “musts” when changing jobs or careers […]

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How to Prepare for an Informational Interview

While not as formal as a typical job interview, an informational interview can be just as nerve-racking. It might even be more intimidating if you don’t know how to prepare for it. There’s a lot of information out there about preparing for a typical job interview, but it can be difficult to find useful resources […]

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What to Put on a Resume: 5 Must-Have Sections and How to Write Them

If you’re job searching and wondering what to put on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the five most important resume sections, including: How to write each section What information you need to include if you want to get the interview What information to leave off After the […]

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How to Use LinkedIn “Open Candidates” to Hide Your Job Search (Plus More New Features)

If you’ve been on LinkedIn lately you might have noticed a new feature called LinkedIn Open Candidates. You can use it to “signal” recruiters that you’re open to new opportunities, without your employer seeing… At least in theory. But does it really work? Let’s look at how to use LinkedIn Open Candidates, along with the pros and […]

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checklist for resume writing

Resume Writing Checklist: 5 Steps to Get Your Resume Ready for Today’s Job Market

Picture this: You’ve been working for the same company for maybe 3, 5, or 10 years, you haven’t really needed to “interview” for a job because you are extremely well-networked, and you are positive that you have the communication skills to convince someone to hire you. In short, you know what you are doing in […]

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Effective Job Search Networking in 3 Steps: Identify, Connect, Reciprocate

A standout resume and LinkedIn profile are only half of the battle for job seekers. The second, and equally important half, is getting your profile in front of the right people. That’s where networking comes in. Effective networking is how you get your resume in front of the perfect person at the perfect time for […]

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how to avoid age discrimination on your resume when applying for jobs

How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying For Jobs: 6 Resume Tricks

Age discrimination has been illegal for some time, but the reality is that resume styles have changed dramatically in the past decade. And a resume written in a style from 2005 is far more likely to get placed at the bottom of the pile… or thrown out altogether. I invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share her best […]

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