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Best online coding bootcamps to learn programming

18 Best Online Coding Schools and Bootcamps (Review)

As a former tech recruiter, I’ve seen a lot of online coding bootcamps. I’ve also talked to many software engineers about which schools deliver the best results. …And which ones help you find a job… since that’s the end-goal! (Some are MUCH better than others at job placement). So in this article, I’m going to […]

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How to Ask a Professor for a Letter of Recommendation or Reference

How to Ask a Professor for a Letter of Recommendation

If you’re wondering how to ask for a recommendation letter from a professor, then this article is for you. We’re going to look at steps and examples of how to ask a professor to be a reference or write you a recommendation for grad school or getting a job. We’ll also look at what to […]

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Good Careers That Don't Require a College Degree

18 Good Careers That Don’t Require College Degrees

Most people think that you need a four-year college degree to land a high paying job or career. That’s not true in today’s job market. There are many careers that pay well with little schooling needed. We’re going to look at 18 good careers that don’t require college education (including some that pay $100,000 and […]

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how do you handle stress at work - example answers

3 Answers to “How Do You Handle Stress?”

Employers often ask interview questions like, “how do you handle stress?” or “how do you work under pressure?” They ask for a few reasons (which I’ll explain in this article), and they won’t feel comfortable hiring you if you can’t give a good answer. They may also ask a behavioral interview question like, “Tell me […]

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how to know if you got the job - important signs

How to Know You Got the Job: 7 Clues

There are a lot of articles online with long lists of signs you got the job, but I want to do something a little bit different here… mainly because most of those lists are misleading and will NOT help you. Here’s why: They give a bunch of small, unimportant factors that barely correlate with whether you […]

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What Do You Like Least About Your Last Job - Interview Answer Examples

Answers to “What Do You Like Least About Your Job?”

Answering questions like, “What do you like least about your last job/current job?” can get tricky. And the wrong response can derail your job interview! You see, employers don’t want to hear you badmouth or complain about a position, even if they ask a question that seems to invite this. So in this article, I’m […]

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linkedin cold message guide - how to reach out to someone about a job

LinkedIn Cold Messages: How to Reach Out About a Job

Welcome to my LinkedIn cold messaging guide, based on my experience as a recruiter. I’ve received hundreds of cold messages from job seekers and I’ve tested a variety of outbound messages myself to see what works and what gets ignored. These are the best messages to send. In this article, we’ll cover: How to reach […]

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describe your work ethic - how to answer

Describe Your Work Ethic – Interview Answers

When an interviewer asks you to describe your work ethic, they’re looking for a couple of specific things. …And giving the wrong answer to this question could cast doubts on whether you’re the person they want to hire. So in this article, we’ll look at how to answer this question in a job interview… with […]

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what makes a resume good - how to know if your resume is good

What Makes a Resume Good? 9 Signs to Know

In this article, I’m going to explain how to know if your resume is good or not in 9 steps. After working for years as a recruiter, I’ve studied what makes a good resume and how to know if your resume is good enough to get you hired, so that’s what this article will reveal. […]

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Good High Income Skills to Learn

7 Good High Income Skills to Learn in 2020

The best way to propel your career (and income) forward is to learn a high income skill and find employers/clients to pay you for it. You can even pivot this into launching a business in the future. It all starts with choosing the right skill, though. So in this article, we’ll cover: 7 examples of […]

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power words for resume - key words and verbs to use

80+ Power Words for a Resume: Verbs and Keywords to Use

The most powerful words you can put on your resume are verbs. While other job seekers are saying, “Responsible for…” you want to be saying, “Led,” “Managed,” “Grew,” etc. In this article, we’ll look at over 80 of these power words to use in a resume or CV. You’ll also discover how to find skill-related […]

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lucrative profitable and easy side hustle ideas

25 Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas for 2020

If you’re looking for side hustle ideas, or wondering, “How do I make an extra $1000+ a month?” (or far more), then you’re in the right place. We’re going to look at the most lucrative side hustle ideas you can start right now. Our list also includes many easy side hustles that require very little […]

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