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How to Get Your Resume Read – The “Screen Test”

If you’re looking for how to get your resume read by hiring managers and recruiters, then you’ve come to the right place. When most people think of how technology has changed job searching, they think of applying online and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). While there is no doubt that technology has transformed the job application […]

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How to Answer Interview Questions About Past Mistakes and Failures

If there ever were an interview question that required a mix of diplomacy and vulnerability, it’s the dreaded, “Tell me about a time when you failed” question. You might also hear variations like, “Tell me about a mistake you made.” After spending time learning how to build a resume and cover letter that shine a […]

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Thinking of Giving Up Your Job Search? Try These 5 Things First

If you’re thinking of giving up your job search or frustrated by lack of results, this article is for you. I’m going to give you a few simple, practical things you should try before calling it quits. My goal in this article is to (hopefully) convince you NOT to give up, and to provide you […]

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Forgot to Ask a Question in Your Interview? Here’s What to Do

An interview is always a high-pressure situation. No matter how much you prepare your answers, you might look back and wish you had said something different. The same goes for the portion at the end of your meeting when you’re the one in charge of asking questions — you might’ve forgotten something important you wanted to […]

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Best Sample Thank You Emails After an Interview (3 Examples)

If you’re looking for how to write the best thank you notes/emails after your interview, you’ve come to the right place. Sending a follow-up message to thank the interviewer can make the difference between getting hired and being rejected. Of course it won’t save you if your interview went badly from start to finish, but […]

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Best Ways to Find a Job After 50

Trying to find a new job after age 50? You have come to the right place. I’m going to walk you through the steps and  tips I recommend following to give yourself the best chance at finding a job after 50 years old. Find a New Job After Age 50 – Best Tips and Strategies […]

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How to Get Perfect Professional References to Use in Your Job Search

You’ve learned how to build a resume and craft a great cover letter. And you’ve written both, to perfection. You’ve nailed the phone screen and the onsite interview. Finally, you’ve gotten the call: you are a finalist for the role you’ve been pursuing, and now your potential employer wants to speak to your professional references. But who […]

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Resume Bullet Point Examples that Get Interviews

19 Resume Bullet Point Examples That Get Interviews

As a recruiter, the first place I look on your resume is the bullets under your recent work experience. Then if it looks like a good potential fit, I look back up to see your resume summary and other sections. Many other recruiters and hiring managers have told me the same thing too. So writing […]

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What Do You Know About Our Company? Sample Interview Answers

Employers love to ask, “what do you know about our company?” in the job interview. There are a couple things they’re looking to hear, and a few things they definitely do *not* want to hear. So I’ll walk you through how to give a great answer for this question. Then we’ll look at some sample […]

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No Job After College? Try These 4 Things

It’s very common to have difficulty finding a job in your field after graduating. In fact, finding any job at all can be difficult! So if you have no job after college, don’t feel bad. You’re NOT alone. There are a couple things you can do to maximize your chance of succeeding though. Follow these […]

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4 New LinkedIn Features Job Seekers Should Know About

You’ve probably noticed LinkedIn is in continuous flux, with tweaks to the interface and new features rolling out fairly regularly – often with little to no warning. To make thing even more complex, rollouts occur in waves so one user might have a new feature while the other is left waiting. For job seekers and […]

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What to Say in a Job Interview to Get the Job

7 Things to Say in an Interview to Get the Job

Wondering what to say in a job interview to land the job? In this article, I’m going to reveal some specific phrases that will help you succeed. If you want to have a great interview and get hired by top companies, there are certain things you should make sure to say before you leave the […]

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