do you need an objective on your resume

Does Your Resume Really Need an Objective?

An objective is often one of the first things listed on a resume. It sometimes appears before crucial information such as recent jobs, technical skills, and educational background. But why? Is your resume objective really telling the hiring manager anything substantial? Will the hiring manager even read it? Do you even need an objective on […]

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5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

Knowing how to interact with recruiters is an important skill for any career-focused individual. These 5 questions to ask a recruiter are designed to provide you with two key things: 1. Information about whether or not a position is worth pursuing. 2. Information that will be helpful if you choose to pursue the job. Even […]

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Interview Tips: 5 Basic Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

Properly preparing for a job interview is an essential step if you want to stand out and increase the chances that you’ll be chosen for the position. Whether it’s a introductory phone interview or the second round of face to face interviews, knowing how to prepare for a job interview can be the difference between […]

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Negotiating Salary 3 Reasons Why Base Pay Trumps Everything Else

Higher Base Salary Vs. Bonus In Salary Negotiation

There are many opportunities to negotiate a new salary structure. You get a chance to do this every time you change companies, and also when you change roles within your company or decide to ask for a promotion or ask for a raise at work. So what should you focus on… a higher base salary or bonus? I’m […]

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The Best Time To Look For A Job (This Might Surprise You!)

The absolute best time to look for a job is when you already have a job that you enjoy. It sounds crazy, but it’s true… You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can […]

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4 Compelling Arguments For Trying A Career In Sales

4 Compelling Arguments For a Career in Sales

The stereotype of sales jobs is often that they’re reserved for extroverts, former athletes, and extremely loud people that love being in the company of others at all times. The truth is that there isn’t just one type of person that excels at a career in sales. There are many successful salespeople who are quiet, […]

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The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

I tend to write more about HR-related subjects, but the debt ceiling seems to be everyone’s focus right now. Since it effects every worker and business owner in the country (and potentially globally), I wanted to help clarify the 3 most common debt ceiling myths that I hear bouncing around. As a disclaimer, I’m not […]

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How To Make A Career Change

How To Make A Career Change: 3 Starting Steps

Making a career change isn’t easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, you also shouldn’t feel trapped in your career if you’re not enjoying it. There are a lot of options out there! This 3-step guide on how to make a career change should help if you do decide to take the leap. Before we […]

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How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. You will usually report directly to one person but might be working on projects with a few other people. This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself and get […]

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7 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Job Search Without Even Knowing It

7 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Job Search Without Knowing It

This topic is pretty self explanatory so I’ll jump right in. Here are some common ways that you might be hurting your job search efforts without even knowing it: 1. Not having an updated LinkedIn profile. 90+% of recruiters use LinkedIn. If they can’t find you or if they find a profile that looks neglected […]

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Don't Make This One Networking Mistake

Don’t Make This One Networking Mistake!

Are you making the mistake of ignoring face to face networking opportunities? When I say “networking”, you probably think of Facebook, LinkedIn, and email. I know it can be tempting to neglect face to face networking in modern times. Networking online is quicker, easier, and safer (more comfortable with less chance of embarrassment). But you’re […]

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five questions every job seeker should be prepared to answer

Five Questions Every Job Seeker Should Be Prepared To Answer

No matter what industry you’re in or what level of position you currently hold, there are a few basic job interview questions that any job seeker should be prepared to answer. These questions are simple and not particularly difficult to handle, but failing to have a good answer prepared can leave a bad impression in […]

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