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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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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 A resume objective is seen as outdated by many employers and takes up valuable space near the top of your resume that could be better-used for other sections like a career summary statement.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 raise at work. So what should you focus on… higher base salary or bonus? I’m going to walk […]

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4 Benefits of Looking for a Job When You Already Have One

The absolute best time to look for a job is when you already have a job that you enjoy. It sounds crazy, but it’s true… You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can […]

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How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

Tips for Working With Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. You will usually report directly to one person but might be working on projects with a few other people. This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself and get […]

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Why is it Good to Ask Questions in an Interview?

You’ve probably heard that you should ask questions in every interview. But does it really matter? And what happens if you don’t ask questions in your interview? In this article I’ll explain why it really DOES matter if you ask questions in your interview, and why most employers are *not* going to hire you if […]

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Is 2 Weeks Notice Standard? (And What Happens if You Don’t Give Notice)

A two week notice is considered standard by most employers in the US and many other countries. However, you’re not legally required to give a two week notice (or any notice at all) in most states in the US. For example, in Massachusetts, employment is considered “at-will” and can be terminated by either side at […]

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what are your career goals example answers

Example Answers for “What Are Your Career Goals?”

“What are your career goals?” is a common question you’ll hear in many interviews. And you need to prepare an answer because employers ALWAYS prefer to hire someone who can show they’re goal-oriented and have long-term objectives in their career.   There are also a couple of big mistakes you need to avoid when you describe […]

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How to Ask For a Promotion at work

How to Ask for a Promotion at Work

Somebody asked me recently: “what are the best ways to get promoted fast at my work? And how do I ask for a promotion directly?” I’ve helped quite a few people get promotions at work (and I’ve done it myself) so I decided to put together an in-depth guide to how to ask for a […]

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