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Getting Back into Work After Long-Term Unemployment: 6 Tips

With the unemployment rate at a super low 4 percent, many people who haven’t been able to find jobs are going back to work. If you’ve been unemployed for a long stretch of time, you too may be headed back into the workforce. And, if you’ve been out of work for a significant amount of […]

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What to Do After Being Laid Off – 7 Steps for 7 Days

Whether you see it coming from a mile away, or it comes as a complete shock, losing your job in a layoff can rock your world. To help you find a job after being laid off, we created a step-by-step list of 7 things to do the first week after being laid off. Follow the […]

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How to Write a Letter of Resignation

How to Write a Letter of Resignation in 7 Steps

One of the fundamentals of actor training is scene entrances and exits. Good actors know their entrances and exits are what will be remembered, and that holds true in your career as well. So in this article, we’ll look at how to write a great letter of resignation (and how to hand it in to your […]

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Job Hopping Research: How Common is Job Hopping?

A new piece of job hopping research came out and dives into some interesting questions like how common is job hopping? The findings provide some interesting insights for jobseekers. The Job-Hopping Report, commissioned by LiveCareer, explores whether observations about rampant job-hopping are accurate; the report also delves into worker engagement in the workplace. Employers fear […]

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Answering Interview Questions About Mistakes: Ultimate Guide

Employers love to ask interview questions about mistakes. They want to see if you’re honest and upfront, and most importantly – they want to see if you learned from the experience. There are a variety of mistake-related interview questions you might hear, including, “Tell me about a time when you failed,” “Tell me about a […]

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Who to Use for Professional References

Who to Use for Professional References

Knowing who to use for professional references (and who NOT to use) can be tricky. Employers usually ask for three professional references, and especially for those new to the workforce, identifying the best people can feel confusing. Read on to learn who you should use as professional references plus how to ask them. Who to […]

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phone interview dos and donts

Preparing for Your Phone Interview – Do’s and Don’ts

Once you’ve applied to a job post, you may be invited to do a phone interview. This is an indication that the recruiter has reviewed your resume and found that you have the basic skills and experience required for the role. The goal of the phone interview – or phone screen – is to weed […]

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The Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in 2020

It’s natural to want to show off your impressive hard skills when you are looking for a new job. But to succeed in today’s job market, jobseekers have to include an equal balance of hard skills and soft skills on their resumes. New research suggests that even those jobseekers who are adding soft skills to […]

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How to Write Work Experience in a Resume

How to Write Work Experience in a Resume

The work experience section of your resume is one of several factors that will determine whether you get the interview – and get the job. A well-written work experience section will show recruiters at-a-glance the jobs you’ve held and what you’ve accomplished over the course of your career. Here are 7 tips for how to […]

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Resume Keywords: A Jobseeker’s Silver Bullet

Ask any recruiter and they’ll tell you: Putting the right keywords on your resume is critical to achieving success as a jobseeker. But do you really understand why keywords are important, and how you should go about using them? Read on for all the ins and outs of incorporating keywords into your resume so you […]

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Tricky Interview Questions and Answers

9 Tricky Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

Today’s job candidates are as likely to be asked which superhero they’d prefer for a boss as they are to describe their greatest weakness. The substance of tough interview questions may change over time, but the aim remains the same: to trip up the applicant and see how they respond to the uncomfortable and the […]

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20 Crucial Job Interview Dos And Don’ts

The interview is your foot in the door with your next potential employer, but you only get one shot at impressing them. The following dos and don’ts will help you put your absolute best foot forward and get more job offers… 20 Dos And Dont’s For Job Interviews What to Wear Do: Research the company, […]

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