Posts in "Job Seekers"

Oftentimes, employers receive resumes from far too many qualified candidates to bring in for an interview, so they conduct an initial phone screening to find the top prospects. If you’ve been invited to participate in a phone interview, your resume and cover letter have clearly made an impression. Now it’s time to continue that sentiment […]

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When a potential employer asks for a list of professional references, you know things are getting serious. It’s important to choose people who can speak to your professional skills and accomplishments, as you want them to have plenty of specific examples to offer up. The people you select to speak on your behalf can make […]

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Writing a Cover Letter to Stand Out

Many job seekers consider cover letters a mere formality or even something that’s optional, but they actually carry a lot of weight. A cover letter is your first introduction to the hiring manager. If you’re able to impress them, you’ll probably get an interview; if not, your application will quickly land in the rejection pile. […]

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Acing a job interview takes a lot of preparation. After getting the invitation, you probably spend hours trying to figure out what questions you’ll be asked and crafting the perfect responses. This is of course very useful, but you mustn’t forget that you’re also being assessed on what you don’t say — and oftentimes this […]

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Why Are You The Best Candidate?

Finding the right person for the job isn’t easy, so hiring managers have to ask a lot of tough questions during the interview process. It’s always a bit awkward to explain why you’re the best choice for a position, but if you’re not confident enough to clearly articulate your abilities, no one is going to […]

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Job Searching for the Culture You Want

Many people mistakenly believe the job search is only about finding a position that’s a match for your skills and interests, but company culture is equally important. If the practices and values of the organization don’t align with your own, you’ll be polishing your resume again in no time at all. Company culture dictates a […]

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Staying Motivated in Your Job Search in 2016

A job search can be both mentally and physically exhausting, especially if you’ve been looking for new opportunities for awhile now. It’s important to keep your spirits up, because the right position will come along — and when it does, it will be well worth the wait. The new year is upon us, so use […]

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Approximately 118 people apply for every open position, and 20 percent are granted interviews, according to Forbes. So, even when you’re invited to interview for a position, you’re probably up against an average of 24 other candidates. With this much competition, you simply must establish a great connection with the hiring manager or you’ll just […]

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How to Utilize LinkedIn for Networking

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has more than 380 members in over 200 countries. If you’re not using this site for all it’s worth, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to reach beyond traditional networking boundaries. Below are five ways to get the most from your presence on the site. Create a comprehensive […]

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Determining Your Market Value

Can you put a dollar value on your skill set? If not, you may be cheating yourself out of the salary you deserve. It’s always important to know your market value, but if you’re looking for a new job, it’s imperative. If you don’t know what you’re worth, you won’t know if a prospective employer […]

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