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5 common resume mistakes to avoid for job seekers

Job Hunting? Don’t Make These 5 Common Resume Mistakes

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. A job interview will allow the company to determine if you have the experience they’re looking for, but without a great resume you won’t even get a foot in the door. This quick 5 point checklist will cover 5 common […]

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job interview tips: the biggest interview mistakes to avoid

The Single Most Common Interview Mistake at High Levels

Other than failure to complete basic interview preparation (which I consider to be common sense) such as checking out the company’s website before going in for an interview, there’s one major job interview mistake that I see most often as a Recruiter. Unlike most mistakes, this doesn’t become less and less common with the higher level job seekers that […]

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how to make your money in your career

One Simple Trick to Earn More Money: Profit Centers vs Cost Centers

Money is one of the top considerations when making career decisions throughout your life. But are some areas of a company likely to pay far more than others? The answer is yes, and the areas we want to look for are called Profit Centers. Determining the difference between Cost Centers and Profit Centers, and then […]

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How to answer salary questions in your interview

Interview Tips: What to Say When They Ask About Salary Expectations

Knowing how to respond when asked about salary requirements for a new job is difficult. The average job candidate often isn’t prepared or knowledgeable about the best response, and the wrong answer can cost you the job or reduce the amount of money you’re offered. These tips should help you know what to say when […]

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10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

It’s important to ask questions on every interview you go on. Doing this shows that you’re interested in the position, and that you’re smart enough to prepare properly for the job interview. If you don’t ask questions, you’ll seem unprepared, lazy, or disinterested in the position. None of those scenarios will get you the job. Thinking […]

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Entry Level Job Interview: The Best and Worst Things to Say

Getting entry level interviews at good companies can be tough, and if you don’t know how to approach the actual interview you’ll risk blending in with all of the other entry level candidates that you’re competing against.  What’s the most important thing to emphasize in the interview? What commonly used approach will actually reduce your chances of getting […]

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what should you put on your resume

Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Focus on Numbers

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s ironic but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Morning Commute to be Productive

Almost nobody enjoys commuting, but you can at least use the time to be productive so that you don’t feel like you’re wasting part of your day. These tips will help you make the most out of your morning commute whether you drive or take public transit. Be productive while commuting by car: 1. Buy […]

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How to Tell if Your Headhunter Gives a Damn About You

There are a lot of headhunters and recruiters out there. Some are good, some are bad. Even if you located a good one, they won’t be of much use to you if they’re not engaged and committed to helping you in your job search. The following tips will help you know when your headhunter actually […]

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Didn’t Get the Job? Don’t Expect to Find Out Why

Interviewing for a job and not receiving an offer can be disappointing and frustrating. Adding to the frustration is the fact that very few of us will ever find out why we weren’t offered the position. Why can’t you get honest feedback after you didn’t get the job? Corporate legal departments are too scared of […]

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One Simple Trick To Make More Money In Your Career

There are many ways to make more money throughout your career, from taking on more responsibilities at work to getting a higher level of education. But no matter what your industry, skill level or educational background, there’s one way easy way to ensure you don’t become underpaid: You should change companies at least a few […]

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How to Prepare for an Interview: 4 Overlooked Steps

Most people know the basic steps involved in how to prepare for an interview, but there are a few commonly overlooked pieces that can help you set yourself apart in a job interview and put you over the top. Here are 5 commonly overlooked steps when preparing for a job interview: 1. Research the people […]

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