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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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What to Put on a Resume – Best Structure and Order

One of the most common questions I get: “what do I need to put on my resume? And what order should I put it?” There’s a lot of conflicting info out there about what goes on a resume and how to structure it. So I’m going to share exactly what to put on a resume, […]

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how to find a job after being laid off - things to do

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 Show Enthusiasm in an Interview – 6 Ways

You probably heard the advice that you should show enthusiasm in an interview if you want to get the job offer. And it’s true… Hiring managers are more likely to offer you the position if you seem enthusiastic about coming to work for them. So in this article, I’m going to give you six ways […]

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How Do You Know if an Interview Went Well

How Do You Know if an Interview Went Well? (Top 7 Signs)

How do you know if an interview went well or not? While you can never be sure how it went until you hear their final decision, there are a few signs that indicate the interview went pretty well. So I’m going to reveal the top 7 ways you can know if an interview went well […]

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How to Write a Letter of Resignation

How to Write a Letter of Resignation

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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