Phone Interview Skills You Should Have

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Anything but a formality, many employers use phone interviews as a first-round screening process. If you’ve received an interview invitation of this nature, take it seriously, because you won’t advance to the next round if you don’t make a good impression. The interviewer will likely be speaking with several candidates, so brush up on your… Read more »

5 Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview

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The day of your big job interview has finally arrived! You’ve been waiting anxiously since you received the invitation, and now it’s time to show the interviewer you’re the best person for the job. Preparation is the key to a successful job interview, so even if you typically fly by the seat of your pants,… Read more »

5 Tips For Showing Off What Your Resume Can’t

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Not to brag, but your resume is pretty great. You spent a lot of time polishing it, and your efforts have landed you a job interview. This is definitely exciting, but don’t get ahead of yourself, because the process has only just begun. Your resume got your foot in the door. Now you need to… Read more »

Addressing Gaps in Your Employment

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Potential employers carefully review your resume, so if you have an employment gap, it won’t go unnoticed. However, this is only a big deal if you make it one, so tackle the issue head-on. Whether you were fired from your last job or stepped away from the workforce to take care of a family member,… Read more »

Considering Relocating for a Job? Ask These Questions First

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You applied for an out-of-town job on a fluke, but in a shocking turn, that position is now yours — if you want it. Receiving a job offer is always exciting, but now that reality has set in, it’s time to decide if you want to pack up and move. On one hand, starting a… Read more »

Your Questions Matter!

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Since being invited to interview for a job you really want, you’ve prepared a response for every possible question you could be asked. Now it’s time to turn the tables and create a list of good, knowledgeable questions for the interviewer. Many employers expect you ask questions that go beneath the surface, and doing so… Read more »

Why They’re Not Getting to Your Resume

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If you’ve been applying for jobs like crazy, but hearing nothing back, your cover letter might be the problem. Often overlooked as a mere formality, this essential document can make or break your chances of scoring an interview. When a cover letter fails to leave an in impression, it often lands in the trash right… Read more »

Moving on Without Burning the Bridge

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Congratulations, you just landed a great new job! An exciting new career endeavor awaits you — but first, you must resign from your current job. If you’re really unhappy in your current role, it can be tempting to drop what you’re doing and walk out the door, but behaving in an unprofessional manner will come… Read more »

How You Should be Preparing for Your Industrial Interview

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You spent a lot of time searching for an industrial job that matches your skills and interests. Now that you’ve found it and received an invitation to interview for it, you need to arrive properly prepared. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, if you don’t make a great impression in the interview, you won’t… Read more »

Addressing Gaps in Your Work History

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In life, things don’t always go as planned — and your career is no exception to this rule. If you’ve been laid off for a while now or had to take some time off to deal with personal issues, your resume now has a glaring gap. If not properly handled, this can work against you,… Read more »