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Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job

14 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job

You’ve sent in the perfect resume. You’ve nailed the interview. You’ve been offered the job. But should you take it? Securing a job offer is exciting, particularly if you’ve spent a long time waiting for one. But don’t rush to respond just yet – there are some important things to ask about and know before […]

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how to respond to an interview request

How to Respond to an Interview Request (Examples)

Nothing beats the feeling of getting an interview invitation (except maybe receiving a job offer!)… but don’t rush to respond just yet. You need to make sure you respond correctly to secure the interview. So in this article, I’m going to walk you through how to respond to an interview request from a recruiter or […]

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best questions to ask at a career fair

13 Questions to Ask at a Career Fair

Career fairs are one of the best ways to introduce yourself to potential employers when you’re fresh out of school and looking to break into the workforce. And you’ll likely be practicing how you want to answer any questions companies might have for you. However, it’s just as important to think about what questions to […]

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what sets you apart from other candidates

What Sets You Apart From Other Candidates? (Best Answers)

Hiring managers love to ask interview questions like, “what makes you unique?” or, “what sets you apart from other candidates?” They do this to measure your confidence, but also to see how well you understand the job you’re interviewing for. And there are a couple of key mistakes you NEED to avoid if you want […]

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administrative assistant interview questions

Top 14 Administrative Assistant Interview Questions

If you’re wondering what questions are asked in an administrative assistant interview, then this article is for you. No matter what industry you’re in, there are some common administrative assistant interview questions that you’re going to be asked – and they can be the deciding factor in your job search. So we’re going to look […]

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How many pages should your resume be

How Many Pages Should Your Resume Be in 2020?

As a recruiter, one of the most common questions job seekers ask me is, “how many pages should my resume be?” There’s a lot of conflicting advice about when one-page resumes are best, when two-page resumes are better, and the main purpose of your resume to begin with! So I’m going to clear this up… This […]

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restaurant job interview questions and answers

Top 11 Restaurant Interview Questions and Answers

If you’re looking for common restaurant interview questions to practice, you’re in the right place… Restaurant jobs are competitive and difficult to land… And there are some tough questions you’ll be asked in restaurant interviews that you need to be ready for. So in this article, I’m going to walk you through: The top 11 […]

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Do You Need a Cover Letter with Your Resume

Do You Need a Cover Letter With Your Resume?

If you’re wondering, “Do I need a cover letter with my resume?” then this article is for you. And you’ve probably been told some bad information about this topic in the past! – I’ll explain… The reality is: There are only a few specific cases where a cover letter is necessary and important. And many […]

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How to Get Your Job Application Noticed - creative ways to apply

9 Creative Ways to Get Your Job Application Noticed

If you’re wondering, “how can I stand out from other job applicants online?” then this is the article for you. In the next 10 minutes, you’re going to learn how to get your job application noticed with 9 creative (and highly-effective) methods that will help you stand out any time you apply for a position […]

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how to use linkedin to find a job

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job in 2020

LinkedIn is one of the best tools to find a job right now.  In this article, I’ll show you 10 steps for how to use LinkedIn effectively to get more interviews and job offers. We need to do three things if you want to find a job on LinkedIn… Set up a great LinkedIn profile […]

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why are job titles important

Are Job Titles Important? (This Might Surprise You)

Are job titles important? The answer might surprise you. The perception of job titles is that they’re extremely important. I’ve seen people get their dream job offer in terms of salary, but they were unhappy because the title wasn’t what they wanted.  A job title doesn’t put food on the table though, does it? That’s […]

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Should I Accept a Counter Offer

Should You Accept a Counter Offer?

If you’re wondering, “Should I accept a counter offer?” then you’re in the right place. In the next few minutes, I’m going to show you the pros and cons (and the hidden dangers) of accepting a counter offer. We’ll look at 4 reasons why you might not want to accept that counter offer, a few situations […]

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