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Forgot to Ask a Question in Your Interview? Here’s What to Do

An interview is always a high-pressure situation. No matter how much you prepare your answers, you might look back and wish you had said something different. The same goes for the portion at the end of your meeting when you’re the one in charge of asking questions — you might’ve forgotten something important you wanted to […]

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How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out

How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out: 3 Steps

People have a love-hate relationship with cover letters. Most hate writing them. When it comes to hiring managers, some love them and some loathe them. But if you want to make a good impression, you NEED a cover letter that stands out. In my experience, cover letters get read about half the time when they […]

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Laws Protecting Women's Rights in the Workplace

7 Laws Protecting Women’s Rights in the Workplace

Women have come along way in the workplace, but discrimination and unfair treatment still do happen. Part of protecting yourself is being educated about current laws and female rights in the workplace so you can make sure you’re being treated fairly. Here are 7 important laws protecting women’s rights in the workplace that you should […]

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how to clean up your online reputation

How to Clean Your Name Online: 5 Tips from an Expert

When you start building your online brand, your biggest goal is to increase your visibility. You want people to be able to easily find you online. You want Google searches that include your name to lead back to you. But what happens if something bad is showing up when people search for you? How do […]

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how to improve your resume

How To Improve Your Resume in 7 Steps

If you’re looking for how to improve your resume, the 7 steps in this article will help you do this immediately. Most job seekers don’t get a chance to see how employers really read their resume and decide who to interview, so we invited professional career coach and resume writer Kyle Elliott to share tips […]

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how to format a resume

12 Resume Formatting Tips from a Professional

Nothing shuts down your job search faster than a resume with formatting issues. So we invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share how to format a resume step-by-step. Here is her exact method for how she formats and edits/proofreads a resume before sending it out! How to Format a Resume: 1. Contact Information Most […]

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how do you know if you are being discriminated against in the hiring process

How to Know If You’re Being Discriminated Against in the Hiring Process

Discrimination in a hiring process is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, preconceived notions and prejudices of the hiring manager 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 people face […]

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Career Change at age 50+

Changing Jobs or Careers at 50 (With or Without a Degree)

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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resume sections and section titles

Guide to Resume Sections, Categories, Titles, and Headings

If you’re wondering what sections to include on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the most important resume sections/categories, as well as recommended titles and headings to use. We’ll also look at how to write each section, plus some proven resume writing tips and a few optional sections […]

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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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Job Search Networking Tips for Job Seekers

Job Search Networking: Tips for Job Seekers

Networking is the FASTEST way to find a job for most job seekers.  Effective job search networking lets you “skip the line” when applying for jobs and get interviews quickly. And the interviews are often easier, too! When you’re introduced to a company through your network, they’ll trust you more and you’ll already start the […]

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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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