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How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: … If you have a gap in your recent employment history, part of your effort in preparing for a  job interview should be to organize your thoughts and decide how you’ll explain the gap to hiring managers. Having an employment gap isn’t a deal breaker (especially if […]

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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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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Interview Tips: 5 Basic Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

Properly preparing for a job interview is an essential step if you want to stand out and increase the chances that you’ll be chosen for the position. Whether it’s a introductory phone interview or the second round of face to face interviews, knowing how to prepare for a job interview can be the difference between […]

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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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five questions every job seeker should be prepared to answer

Five Questions Every Job Seeker Should Be Prepared To Answer

No matter what industry you’re in or what level of position you currently hold, there are a few basic job interview questions that any job seeker should be prepared to answer. These questions are simple and not particularly difficult to handle, but failing to have a good answer prepared can leave a bad impression in […]

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are you asking questions on every job interview

Are You Asking Questions On Every Job Interview?

You should absolutely be asking GOOD questions on every job interview you go on. Asking the right questions on a job interview can make the difference between getting hired and being rejected. Any hiring manager will want (and expect) to hear at least a few intelligent questions from you during the interview process. If you’re interviewing […]

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Job Interview Panel

Panel Interview Tips

The panel interview is often dreaded and intimidating for the unprepared candidate. If you prepare properly it doesn’t need to be. These panel interview tips should help. First we need to get rid of the fear of being interviewed by multiple people simultaneously; it’s not as bad as it sounds. Let’s talk about some advantages […]

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making a good first impression

5 Tips to Instantly Make A Great First Impression

A lot of factors go into making a good first impression. Most people spend a lot of time the night before an important interview or meeting rehearsing what they’re going to say, while neglecting to think about other factors. How you actually present yourself can be far more important than the words coming out of […]

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