Posts in "Job Seekers"

No matter where you are in your career, someone with a fancy job title has already been in your shoes. As with every job, these people had to navigate their fair share of struggles to get to where they are today, but they persevered. There’s no better way to navigate your career than with guidance […]

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Does Your Resume Use the Best Formatting?

Many job seekers don’t realize this, but there’s more than one way to format a resume. Chances are, yours follows the standard reverse chronological presentation, but that’s not the only way to do it. Tailoring your resume for each job you apply to is a must, and part of this includes choosing the format that presents […]

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If you dread going to work and spend each day in a perpetual state of boredom, it’s time to make a change. Many people devote several years — or even decades — to a certain field, before making the switch to something they’re truly passionate about. Perhaps you chose the wrong career or maybe your […]

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Questions to Ask a Recruiter to Stand Out

During a job interview, you’re not the only one in the hot seat. At the end of the meeting, the recruiter will turn the tables and let you ask the questions. Inquiring about vacation days and work hours won’t make a good impression. Not only do shallow questions send the message you’re more interested in […]

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Career success doesn’t happen by accident.You need a solid plan to work your way up the ladder, so be honest with yourself about what you want and where you currently stand. Many companies require employees to perform a self-assessment on an annual basis — at minimum — which is often viewed as a taxing formality. […]

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How Can You Address Gaps in Your Resume?

Everyone doesn’t have a job history that flows perfectly from one position to the next, and that’s okay. Employment gaps happen for plenty of reasons — e.g., getting fired or laid off, caring for a family member, tending to an illness, traveling the world — so this is something hiring managers come across on a […]

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Finding a great new job on your own is tough. Whether you’re trying to get back into the workforce or balance your search with a full-time job, knowing exactly what to do and finding the time can be a struggle. Luckily, there’s a recruiter out there who can’t wait to work with you. If this […]

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Searching for a new job has always been nerve-wracking, but the information age brings another obstacle — your digital footprint. Before deciding whether to invite you for an interview, hiring managers will conduct an extensive online search to learn more about you. If any disparaging information is found, you’ll probably be eliminated from the running, […]

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How (and What) to Learn from Job Rejection

When you’re passed up for a job you really wanted, it never feels great. It’s even worse when you really thought the interview went well. You’ll likely be tempted to wallow in self-pity, but that’s not the answer. The best way to handle job rejection is to learn from it and move on. If possible, […]

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Choosing the right candidate for the job is hard work, so hiring managers want to learn as much as possible during the job interview. The best interviewers know questions evoking a “yes” or “no” response reveal minimal information, so they reach below the surface with behavioral interview questions. Often beginning with “Tell me about a […]

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