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3 Upwork Profile Examples That Get Interviews

Your Upwork profile is critical for landing jobs as a freelancer. Clients use it to decide who to interview, and they also invite freelancers to interview directly after finding them in search results… …So if you create an Upwork profile that gets seen and clicked in search results, you’ll start getting interviews without having to […]

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Best Personal Branding Statements - 12 examples to create your own

10 Personal Brand Statement Examples to Inspire You

Today’s job market and business markets are more competitive than ever. In order to succeed, you’ll need to set yourself apart with a good personal branding strategy. And one of the first things you need to do when creating your personal brand is establish a powerful personal branding statement. This short statement will be the foundation […]

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Best Executive Job Boards

The 9 Best Executive Job Boards (And More Executive Job Search Tips)

If you’re looking for Executive jobs or management/leadership positions, you shouldn’t only be relying on job boards. However, job search boards can still be an effective piece of your strategy – both for applying and doing research.  So in this article, I’m going to walk you through the 9 best executive job boards for finding […]

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average cost of professional resume writing services

Average Cost of Resume Writing Services (Study)

If you’re wondering how a resume writer costs, you’re in the right place. We researched the prices of 90 resume writers to find the average cost of professional resume writing services. These are the results… How Much Does a Professional Resume Writer Cost? The average cost of professional resume writing services is $527 based on […]

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how you turn down a job offer - example letters and emails

How to Turn Down a Job Offer: 4 Sample Emails/Letters

If you’re looking for examples of how to turn down a job offer gracefully, you’re in the right place. I recently posted on LinkedIn about why you should try to get multiple job offers. That way, if there’s an unexpected issue or one falls through, you still have options.  Yet a few people commented that […]

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how much does a career coach - average cost of 50 coaches

How Much Does a Career Coach Cost? Average Costs and More

If you’re looking for how much a career coach costs, you’ve come to the right place. We asked 50 career coaches in the US, UK, and Canada what they’re currently charging new clients to come up with how much a career coach costs on average, and the highest and lowest coaching rates available.  Let’s get […]

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write a great linkedin profile summary - tips and examples for job seekers

How to Write a LinkedIn Summary (5 Examples for Job Seekers)

Your LinkedIn “summary” is one of the first places recruiters and employers look on your profile. And if you don’t impress them, they might quickly scroll past the rest of your profile and move on to someone else’s. So here’s what you’re going to get in this article: 11-step checklist showing you how to write […]

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best remote job boards

The 16 Best Remote Job Boards

Working remotely is incredible – no dress code, no commute, and more freedom than you know what to do with. But how do you find remote jobs online to apply for? In this article, we’re going to look at the best remote job boards to find full-time remote/telecommuting jobs and actually get interviews. Let’s get started… The […]

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Why People Fail Job Interviews

Why People Fail Interviews: Top 13 Mistakes

There are 13 common reasons why people fail interviews… from not showing the personality traits that employers want to see, to not asking the right types of questions at the end of the interview. A lot of job seekers come to me saying, “I keep failing interviews,” but they aren’t sure what to do differently […]

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Sample Customer Service Representative Interview Questions

Top 17 Customer Service Interview Questions

Interviewing for customer service jobs? We’ve got you covered! We’re going to look at 17 sample customer service representative interview questions, including the top behavioral customer service interview questions. These are the questions you can expect to hear in any customer service interview… whether it’s a first phone interview or face-to-face interview. Make sure you […]

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best linkedin headlines for job seekers

The 10 Best LinkedIn Headlines For Job Seekers (Examples)

Getting noticed (and getting interviews) on LinkedIn starts with your headline. It’s the FIRST thing people see after your name… …When you comment on a post… When you appear in search results (and recruiters are searching LinkedIn CONSTANTLY)… Or when a hiring manager checks out your profile before interviewing you. >> And a lot of […]

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best jobs and careers for recent college graduates

The 3 Best Jobs For Recent College Grads

In this article, I’m going to walk you through the best jobs for recent college grads who want to earn more money, have better job security, and find enjoyable/exciting work at interesting companies. After years of working as a Recruiter, learning about different positions, hearing what different jobs pay, and studying employment trends… these are […]

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