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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 Conduct a Successful Job Search – 4 Things Top Job Seekers Do Differently

I’ve been fortunate to interview many successful career professionals throughout my career, and have had the opportunity to pick their brains about what worked (and what didn’t!) during their job searches. Common themes have emerged. Here’s a list of 4 things most would do differently if turning back time was an option. These tips will […]

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How to Organize a Job Search

How to Organize a Job Search: 5 Time-Saving Tips

Job searching takes time. Lots of time. Much of this time is wasted on tasks that can be simplified–if not completely cut out–by getting organized during the job search process. Here are five tips for how to organize your job search so you aren’t bogged down with busy-work. With your new found time, you focus […]

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8 Productivity Tools to Make Your Job Search More Effective

It’s not easy managing a full-throttle job search. From conducting research to sending emails, boosting your brand on social media to remembering to follow up. While cloning yourself or creating more hours in the day isn’t yet a reality – these 8 tips and tools will help you make your job search easier and more […]

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Types of Job Interviews

6 Types of Job Interviews You Should Be Ready For

There are 6 main types of job interviews employers use. And there are some different tactics and preparation steps you should be using for each! So in this article, we’re going to look at all 6 types of job interviews and tips for how to succeed! Let’s get started Types of Job Interviews: 1. Phone […]

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Should I Leave My Job? 5 Signs You Should Leave

Wondering if you need to leave your job?… keep reading and we’ll give you the answer you need. There are plenty of articles out there are on how to spot a toxic work environment, a horrible boss, or that you have outgrown your current job. But what are the personal signs that you need to be real […]

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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: 5 Tips

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? In this […]

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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 Make Your Resume Stand Out

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out: 6 Tips

Having a resume that stands out is extremely important in a competitive job market like the one we’re in right now.  And a few small changes can make the difference between getting a phone interview and never receiving a response after you click “submit”. So here are 6 ideas for how to make your resume stand out. […]

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How to Format a Resume: 12 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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