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how to tailor a resume to a job

How to Tailor Your Resume to a Specific Job Description

If you’ve read any type of resume advice online there’s a good chance you saw many recommendations that you should tailor your resume for each job. You’re probably wondering- Is it really necessary?? It might be tempting to skip it, because yes- it takes time. But it really will make a huge difference in the number of companies […]

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How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” (Interview Question)

Hiring managers love to ask questions about your greatest weakness in a job interview. They’ll expect detailed examples in your answer, and they want to hear a unique weakness. To make things even tougher, some employers are now asking for 3 weaknesses. So in this article, I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to handle […]

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What do hiring managers look for in an interview

What Do Hiring Managers Look for in Interviews?

As a recruiter, a lot of job seekers ask me, “what do hiring managers look for in an interview?” In this article, I’m going to reveal 5 hints for your interview with a hiring manager. These are the top 5 things hiring managers are looking for when they interview you. (No matter what industry you’re in). […]

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How to Answer “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?” (Interview Question)

If you’re unemployed while job searching it’s especially scary to hear them ask about the reason for leaving your last job. But even if you’re currently employed the interviewer might ask you about past job changes and reasons for leaving. The whole topic is filled with potential traps, so I’m going to show you how to get past this question […]

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Job Interview Questions and Answer Examples

Top 15 Job Interview Questions and Answers Examples

If you have interviews coming up, this article is for you. You’re going to get the top job interview questions and answers examples, plus do’s and don’ts to get you ready to ace your next interview. Make sure you’re ready for each of these questions by reviewing our notes on what the hiring manager is […]

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Best Answers for “Why Should We Hire You?” (3 Examples)

More and more employers are asking, “why should we hire you?” And it can be a very intimidating question if you’re not ready for it! Don’t worry – in this article I’m going to walk you through exactly how to answer questions like “why should I hire you?”, with word-for-word answer examples.  Let’s get started… […]

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the power of goal setting for work

How Setting Goals at Work Will Change Your Life

I never used to set work goals. Maybe at the start of the year I’d write down a few, but nothing week-to-week or month-to-month. And I definitely had no idea how powerful setting goals at work would turn out to be… Here’s the old me: I figured I’m going to do my best, and picking […]

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15 Best Follow Up Email Subject Lines and Templates for Job Seekers

Imagine this… You went on an interview last week, didn’t hear back, and just sent a followup email. You check your inbox the next day and your stomach sinks- no new messages. Still nothing. The reality is the follow up email subject line you choose is important, and the email is too. You want an answer but you can’t send […]

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How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job (VIDEO)

Here’s the biggest problem with job searching online: Sending out more than a few applications takes FOREVER. It’s a pain in the ass. Creating a login and password on multiple sites. Uploading a resume and then having to fill the exact same info into a form. And after all this you might not even hear back. There […]

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No Response After an Interview? Here’s How to Follow Up By Email

So, you finished your interview, went home excited to hear back, but now what? Maybe it’s been a few days (or more) and you haven’t heard anything. I’m going to show you exactly how to send a follow up email after your interview if you’ve gotten no response, with examples and templates. One WARNING first though: Don’t use these follow-up […]

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How to start a job search

How to Start a Job Search: 7 Steps

It’s tempting to start applying for jobs immediately when you decide you want to start a job search.  However, there are a few key steps you should do BEFORE applying for any jobs… and these steps will actually help you get hired in less time.   So I’m going to reveal what I’d do if I […]

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Self publishing on Amazon pros and cons

What I Learned Self-Publishing an eBook on Amazon: Pros and Cons

I recently published a short book on Amazon using their Kindle Direct Publishing platform (KDP). Self publishing is becoming more and more popular so I wanted to write this post to talk about the pros and cons of self publishing on Amazon… The pleasant surprises, the frustrations, the things I didn’t find out until it […]

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