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Applying For Jobs Out Of State? This Resume Tip Can Help

Your resume is extremely important in finding a job and is the biggest factor in whether you get the interview or not. Living in one state (or country) and applying for jobs out of state makes it even more vital. And one of the biggest hurdles is how to list your location on your resume when applying for […]

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The Best Subject Line for Job Applications

I previously wrote this article about the best email subject lines for followup emails. A couple of people asked me specifically about subject lines for initial job applications, so I wanted to write a brief post to address this. If you read my first article, the same general advice applies for job applications- get specific. Generic subject […]

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Job Searching While Employed- 5 Tips

Job searching while you’re currently employed can be a great career move if you’ve hit a glass ceiling in your current company, or if you simply think you’re ready for a new challenge or new environment. In a previous article, I wrote about why the best time to look for a job is when you […]

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Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Focus on Numbers

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 ironic but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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How to Tell if Your Headhunter Gives a Damn About You

There are a lot of headhunters and recruiters out there. Some are good, some are bad. Even if you located a good one, they won’t be of much use to you if they’re not engaged and committed to helping you in your job search. The following tips will help you know when your headhunter actually […]

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How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: https://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and […]

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7 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Job Search Without Even Knowing It

7 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Job Search Without Knowing It

This topic is pretty self explanatory so I’ll jump right in. Here are some common ways that you might be hurting your job search efforts without even knowing it: 1. Not having an updated LinkedIn profile. 90+% of recruiters use LinkedIn. If they can’t find you or if they find a profile that looks neglected […]

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Job Search Tips- Creative Job Applications

If you’ve applied for any jobs lately, you probably found that most of the process took place online. The standard job application process is becoming more and more automated and generic, but that doesn’t mean your approach has to be the same. Even in a world of online forms and resume-scanning computer programs… There’s still […]

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