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How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out

How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out: 3 Steps

People have a love-hate relationship with cover letters. Most hate writing them. When it comes to hiring managers, some love them and some loathe them. But if you want to make a good impression, you NEED a cover letter that stands out. In my experience, cover letters get read about half the time when they […]

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why do you think you can do well in this job

“Why Do You Think You Can Do Well In This Job?” Best Answers

If you’re going on interviews, you need to be ready to explain why you think you can do well in this job. Employers LOVE asking this question, for a few reasons. (Or you might hear them ask variation like “why do you think you will be successful in this job?”) Your answer to this question […]

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what motivates you at work interview question

How To Answer “What Motivates You?” (Interview Question)

Answering interview questions like, “what motivates you?” or “what motivates you at work?” can be tricky because they are such open-ended questions. It’s not as difficult as it seems if you have the right method, though. I’m going to walk you through a proven method you can use to give a great answer to explain […]

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how did you hear about this position interview answer

How To Answer “How Did You Hear About This Position?”

Employers love asking interview questions like, “how did you hear about us?” or, “how did you hear about the position?” And they’re looking for a few specific things in your answer! If you’re not prepared to explain how you heard about this job, it can start your interview off poorly and possibly cost you the […]

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how to research a company for a job interview

How to Research a Company for a Job Interview: 7 Steps

In the next 10 minutes I’m going to show you exactly how to research a company for your job interview. You want to go in there feeling ready, and you don’t want to be embarrass yourself. So what’s the fastest and easiest way to get enough information about a company to avoid interview mistakes and […]

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Laws Protecting Women's Rights in the Workplace

7 Laws Protecting Women’s Rights in the Workplace

Women have come along way in the workplace, but discrimination and unfair treatment still do happen. Part of protecting yourself is being educated about current laws and female rights in the workplace so you can make sure you’re being treated fairly. Here are 7 important laws protecting women’s rights in the workplace that you should […]

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applying for out of state jobs

How to Get a Job in Another State – 5 Tips From a Recruiter

I’m asked about this a lot: how to get a job in another state or another city. It’s not easy- You need to avoid discrimination based on your location, handle complicated interview and travel schedules, and more. There’s a reason so many people become frustrated soon after they start applying for jobs out of state. Fortunately I’ve […]

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good resume summary examples

10 Resume Summary Examples That Get Interviews

There are a couple big reasons your resume summary statement (or your CV “profile” if you’re in the UK) is so important. Someone asked me recently: “Biron… I heard hiring managers only spend an average of 10 seconds reading a resume. So resumes are meaningless, right?” My answer: “That’s how long they take to scan your resume while […]

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how to clean up your online reputation

How To Clean Up Your Online Reputation: 5 Tips

When you start building your online brand, your biggest goal is to increase your visibility. You want people to be able to easily find you online. You want Google searches that include your name to lead back to you. But what happens if something bad is showing up when people search for you? In this […]

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how to improve your resume

How To Improve Your Resume in 7 Steps

If you’re looking for how to improve your resume, the 7 steps in this article will help you do this immediately. Most job seekers don’t get a chance to see how employers really read their resume and decide who to interview, so we invited professional career coach and resume writer Kyle Elliott to share tips […]

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how to get a job with no experience

How to Get a Job With No Experience

This is a very common question/problem: How to get a job with no work experience. The good news is, you CAN do this (if you have the right steps). And I’m going to give you those steps right now in this article. Keep reading for all the best ways to find a job without any […]

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out: 6 Tips

Having a resume that stands out is extremely important in a competitive job market like the one we’re in right now.  And a few small changes can make the difference between getting a phone interview and never receiving a response after you click “submit”. So here are 6 ideas for how to make your resume stand out. […]

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