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How to Answer Call Center Interview Questions – 12 Example Questions

If you’re interviewing for call center jobs, this article will help you get hired. Along with the common interview questions all employers ask, there are some call center interview questions that you’re likely to hear specifically for that type of job. So we’ll look at 12 sample questions – broken down into 5 different types […]

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How to Beat Age Discrimination in Your Job Search

Dealing with age discrimination when job searching isn’t easy – it can be frustrating and mentally draining, and you might even feel like giving up. Don’t call it quits yet, though! In this article, I’m going to share my best advice for how to overcome age discrimination in a job search so you can get […]

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How to Write a 90-Day Plan for Job Interviews (Example)

One of the best ways to stand out in your interview is to create a 90-day business plan (also called a 30-60-90-day plan) to show employers how you’ll help them in the first three months on the job. Having a plan to learn the job and succeed quickly is going to set you apart from […]

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How to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples)

Putting a Skills section on your resume is a great way to show hiring managers what you can do for them, while also including relevant keywords on your resume. But there are a couple big mistakes job seekers make when writing their resume Skills section… So I’m going to walk you through how to write […]

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11 Smart Ways to Answer Interview Questions

If you want to get noticed and get job offers in your interviews, this article is going to help. We’re going to look at 11 proven ways to answer interview questions effectively. Let’s get started… 11 Effective Ways to Answer Interview Questions 1. Know when to tell a story, and when not to Storytelling is […]

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Finding a Job After Long-Term Unemployment

Finding a job after long-term unemployment isn’t easy. Whether you took time off to raise a child, continue your education, or anything else, there are some employers who are going to have some questions about this. So I’m going to share some tips that will help you get a job after long-term unemployment, even if […]

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How to Stand Out in an Interview

How to Stand Out in an Interview – 8 Strategies

It’s common for employers to interview 15 or more people for a single job opening, so getting noticed and getting the job offer is not easy… However, there are some ways to stand out and get hired faster. I’m going to share 8 tips for how to stand out in an interview and make employers […]

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How to Get the Job While Being Overqualified

How to Get a Job While Being Overqualified

One of the toughest obstacles to getting hired: Being overqualified, or being told you’re overqualified by employers. You might hear it in rejection emails after applying for a job, in an interview question, or when you get feedback after your interview. No matter what, it’s frustrating, demoralizing and difficult to overcome! Don’t worry though, in […]

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6 Tips for Getting Back in the Game After Long-Term Unemployment

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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Tell Me a Time When You Failed interview question

Answers for “Tell Me a Time When You Failed” – Interview Question

Any time you have a job interview, you’re very likely to hear interview questions like, “tell me a time when you failed.” I’m going to walk you through the best way to answer questions about times when you failed, and how to avoid the traps and mistakes that can cost you the job offer. There […]

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Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Job

“Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Job?” Best Answers

Job hunting while you’re employed is a great way to advance your career and explore new opportunities. But your answer to, “why are you looking to leave your current job?” can make or break your job interview, and be the difference between getting a job offer and not hearing back from the employer. So I’m […]

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Finding a Job After Self Employment

Finding a Job After Self Employment – Tips for Resumes, Interviews and More

When running your own business or launching a startup doesn’t pan out, many people choose to return to a corporate job for more stability and a steady paycheck. But making the transition and finding a job after self employment isn’t always easy… In this article, I’m going to share some of the best strategies for […]

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