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What Would You Do if You Couldn't Fail? answers

What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail? Best Answers

How would you answer the question: what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Some employers will ask you this in an interview, and it’s a good personal exercise to think about this, too.  So in this article, we’ll look at some good answers for what you would do if you knew you […]

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You Won’t Believe These 5 Crazy Jobs Actually Exist

There are some pretty wacky jobs out there, but we bet these are even crazier than you’re thinking. We dug up 5 stories of people getting paid to do the unimaginable. Think you could do some of these? Check out the list below. The 5 Craziest Jobs that Actually Exist:   1. Pet Food Taster This […]

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5 Reasons You Should Use LinkedIn

A couple of people have asked me recently, “Why should I use LinkedIn?” or, “Do I really need a LinkedIn profile?” The answer is YES – even if you’re not looking for a new job – and I’m going to share the top 5 reasons why. Here’s why LinkedIn is important and why you should […]

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bored at work? try these 5 ideas to beat boredom

What to Do When Bored at Work: 8 Ideas

In a perfect world, we’d all just go home when our work is done for the day. However, many people have to stay until 5PM or 6PM regardless of what they’ve accomplished that day. Don’t worry though, if you’re wondering what to do when bored at work, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to share […]

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common resume mistakes to avoid

11 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. So in this article, we’re going to look at 11 common resume mistakes that might be costing you interviews.  If your resume already passes these tests, great! If not, fix these common mistakes before applying for more jobs. You […]

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One Simple Trick to Earn More Money: Profit Centers vs Cost Centers

Money is one of the top considerations when making career decisions throughout your life. But are some areas of a company likely to pay far more than others? The answer is yes, and the areas we want to look for are called Profit Centers. Determining the difference between Cost Centers and Profit Centers, and then […]

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putting direct reports, indirect reports, and other data on your resume

How to Put Direct and Indirect Reports (and Other Data) on Your Resume

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s counter-intuitive but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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tips for a productive commute

7 Ways to Have a Productive Commute

Nobody enjoys commuting to work, but you can at least use the time to have a productive commute so that you don’t feel like you’re wasting part of your day. These tips will help you make the most out of your morning commute whether you drive or take public transit. How to Be Productive While […]

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Why Your Time is Valuable

Your time is valuable, both in your career and your overall life. In fact, time is the most valuable resource you’ll ever have. You can never get more of it. Once you use a bit of it, it’s gone forever. (Unlikely money, which you can get more and more of, and probably will throughout your […]

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Does a resume need an objective

Does a Resume Need an Objective?

You do not need an “Objective” section on your resume in today’s job market. A resume objective is seen as outdated by many employers and takes up valuable space near the top of your resume that could be better-used for other sections like a career summary statement. In this article, I’ll show you exactly why […]

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good questions to ask recruiters

9 Good Questions to Ask Recruiters

If you’re looking for questions to ask recruiters, you’ve come to the right place. After working as a recruiter for 6+ years, I’m going to share the 9 best questions to ask a recruiter in a first conversation. I’ll also give you my best tips on how to ask them about salary. Asking these questions […]

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Higher Base Salary Vs. Bonus: Which Is Better And Why?

There are many opportunities to negotiate a new salary structure. You get a chance to do this every time you change companies, and also when you change roles within your company or decide to ask for a promotion or ask for a raise at work. So what should you focus on… a higher base salary or bonus? I’m […]

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