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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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How to Answer “Why Are You Applying for This Position?”

You’re in the interview and they ask you, “why are you applying for this position?”… or “why did you apply for this job?”… Are you prepared with what you want to say? In this article I’m going to reveal: Why employers ask this interview question How to answer with 3 proven steps Costly mistakes you […]

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128 Free Practice Interview Questions – Sample Behavioral Questions and More

If you’re looking for free sample job interview questions to practice, you came to the right place. In this article, you’ll find the top behavioral interview questions and standard interview questions – more than 100 in total.  Reading through and practicing these interview questions will also help you identify areas you need to improve so […]

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How to Get a Job After Being Fired

How to Get a Job After Being Fired

Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. Perhaps your last job was going along smoothly (or so you thought)—and then—you were fired. While you can certainly mourn the job loss and examine why it happened, the next step is clear—you have to find a new position. Don’t worry, in this article, you’re going to learn […]

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12 Resume Formatting Tips from a Professional

Nothing shuts down your job search faster than a resume with formatting issues. So we invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share how to format a resume step-by-step. Here is her exact method for how she formats and edits/proofreads a resume before sending it out! How to Format a Resume: 1. Contact Information Most […]

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how to prepare for a skype interview

How to Prepare for a Skype Interview: 9 Tips and Strategies

More and more employers are using Skype interviews and other video interviews during their screening process. They may use a Skype interview in place of a phone interview, or after the phone interview before bringing you on-site.  And while you’ll face a lot of the same questions they’ll ask in any interview, there are some […]

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how to prepare for a sales interview - tips and steps

How to Prepare For a Sales Interview: Tips and Strategies

If you’re looking for how to prepare for a sales interview, you’re in the right place. Sales is one of the best careers out there, but these positions have some of the toughest interviews. You’ll face questions about your mental toughness, why you want to work in sales, past challenges and success, and more. So […]

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how do you know if you are being discriminated against in the hiring process

How to Know If You’re Being Discriminated Against in the Hiring Process

Discrimination in a hiring process is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Unfortunately, preconceived notions and prejudices of the hiring manager may prevent you from getting a job that you’re qualified for. Job search discrimination can come in many different forms, from racial and age discrimination to sexist questions and attitudes. Many people face […]

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How to make your linkedin stand out

How to Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

There’s a lot of competition on LinkedIn, so if you want to get noticed, you need a few tricks to stand out. In this article I’m going to show you how to make your LinkedIn stand out and catch attention from recruiters, hiring managers, and anyone else you want to network with.  How To Make […]

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Career Change at age 50+

How to Make a Job or Career Change at 50+

Going through a job or career change at 50+ can be challenging, especially if you’ve been with the same company for years. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to make sure you get interviews and end your job search successfully. We invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share 7 “musts” when changing jobs or careers […]

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How to Prepare for an Informational Interview

While not as formal as a typical job interview, an informational interview can be just as nerve-racking. It might even be more intimidating if you don’t know how to prepare for it. There’s a lot of information out there about preparing for a typical job interview, but it can be difficult to find useful resources […]

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how to answer why did you leave your last job

Best Answers for “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job” – 20 Good Reasons for Leaving

One of the most common interview questions you’ll face: “Why did you leave your last job?” Maybe you left under odd circumstances and don’t want to share the whole truth. But you’re not sure what to say instead. Or maybe you think you’ve got a pretty solid reason for why you left your last job, but […]

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