Category Archives for Misc Tips

How to say no to a recruiter

How to Say No to a Recruiter (5 Examples)

If you’re wondering how to say no to a recruiter, this article has you covered. After working for five years as a recruiter, I’m going to give you examples of how to tell a recruiter you’re not interested. These will work if you’re trying to stop an overly-aggressive recruiter from messaging you. Or, if a […]

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Job performance goal examples for employees in leadership, sales, and more

Job Performance Goals Examples

Setting the right performance goals can help you work better and boost professional development. But how do you set good, effective performance goals and work objectives? Coming up, we’ll look at examples of job performance goals for employees in various industries, and how to approach goal-setting for best results. Setting Work Performance Goals: 16 Examples […]

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Business email closing examples - how to end an email

21 Business Email Closing Examples

If you’re looking for how to end a professional email, then this article is for you. I’m going to give you 21 examples of closing remarks you can use to end your email message with good email etiquette. We’ll look at how to decide which email sign-off is best for your situation, since some email […]

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Is career coaching worth it

Is Career Coaching Worth It? 7 Benefits

If you’re wondering whether career coaching is worth it (and what benefits career coaches provide), then this article is for you. A career coach can help you job hunt and reach your career goals faster, but career coaching isn’t always worth it for everyone. Coming up, we’ll look at what career coaches do, the results […]

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quitting job without another lined up - should you do it

Should You Quit a Job Without Another Lined Up?

If you’re wondering, “Can I quit my job before finding a new one?” the answer might surprise you. Most people will tell you to never do this, but as a former recruiter and someone who has left past jobs with no alternative lined up (and ended up being okay), I think it makes sense in […]

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best excuses to miss work

Best Excuses to Miss Work (Last Minute/Short Notice)

If you need to miss work, including on short notice, this article will give you the 9 best excuses to do it. Calling out of work doesn’t need to be difficult, but if you give the wrong reason, it could leave your boss doubting you and could even get you fired in some states. So […]

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how to cancel a job interview by email

How to Cancel a Job Interview (Email Examples)

If you’re looking for how to cancel a job interview by email, this article will help you write the perfect message. I’m going to share the exact steps for writing your cancelation email and provide word-for-word email samples for the following scenarios: Canceling an interview because you’ve accepted another job offer Canceling an interview and […]

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how to quit job you haven't started or just started

How to Quit a Job You Haven’t Started (Or Just Started)

Sometimes you accept a job offer and then realize it’s not the right fit or receive a better offer… either before you start the job or just after starting. Don’t worry, I’m going to help you quit your new job hassle-free, including: How to quit a job before you start How to quit a job […]

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online job search tips and techniques

32 Job Seeking Tips and Techniques to Get You Hired

I’ve shared hundreds of tips on LinkedIn based on my experience as a recruiter, and was even named a LinkedIn Top Voice for it. This article is a compilation of my best job hunting tips and advice, taken from my posts that have received the most positive feedback from job seekers and other career experts. […]

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how to list references for a job and on a resume

How to Provide References for a Job

If you’re looking for how to provide references for a job (or who to list as references for a job), then you’re in the right place. I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know about giving professional references for a job – on your resume, on applications, after the interview, and when […]

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Sick day sample email templates

3 Sick Day Email Templates to Get the Day Off

If you need to send a sick day email, then you’re in the right place. This article will show you what to put in your sick-day email… with word-for-word templates and samples that are ready to send. And if you prefer to call in sick to work, we’re also going to cover what to say (and NOT […]

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why are job titles important

Are Job Titles Important? (This Might Surprise You)

Are job titles important? The answer might surprise you. The perception of job titles is that they’re extremely important. I’ve seen people get their dream job offer in terms of salary, but they were unhappy because the title wasn’t what they wanted.  A job title doesn’t put food on the table though, does it? That’s […]

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