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Resume Writing Style Choices to Highlight Strengths and Downplay Weaknesses

Effective resume writing is not some one-size-fits-all concept that affords the same experience to every person looking for a job regardless of experience, education or employment requirements. A variety of resume styles are available that can be exploited by those bringing specific strengths to the job hunt while downplaying specific weaknesses in your history. The corporate middle … Continue reading

Interview Tips / Tips on Finding a Job

After an Interview: Tips and Examples on How to Follow Up

During an interview, you promote yourself and your talents to a potential employer. But after the interview, you have even more chances to reinforce to the interviewer that you’re a great choice for the position. Here are some tips and examples on how to follow up after an interview: First, make sure that you have the … Continue reading

Interview Tips / Tips on Finding a Job

Getting Ready: How to Prepare Yourself for an Amazing Interview

You did it. You pounded the pavement, pushed your resume into the hands of anyone who would take it, and called time and again to check on your application status. And you did it! Your hard work paid off, and you landed an interview. Now comes the tough part. You can feel the apprehension building … Continue reading

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4 Tips: What do you do if you get stumped during an interview?

Interviews usually go well when you are prepared, but there’s also usually a moment where you’re just not sure what to say. What do you do if you get stumped during an interview? These tips will help you discover the fine art of second-guessing with professional style! #1: Ask for clarification – Employers often word … Continue reading

Resume Tips / Tips on Finding a Job

Resume Writing, how some small changes can get you that new job

Your resume is more often than not your first introduction to a potential employer. So getting resume writing right is of vital importance in order to enhance your likelihood of getting to the interview stage and, hopefully, get a job offer. Along those lines, U.S. News has six suggestions that could really enhance the impact … Continue reading

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Interviewing Tips: Questions to Ask

Advice for job interviewing abounds, and much of it is focused on how to answer commonly asked questions during the interview. But there are some other interviewing tips you’ll want to think through: what questions you should ask the interviewer. A job interview will frequently end with the hiring manager or boss asking if you … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for an Interview: Free Professional Attire So You Can Show Up Dressed for Success

Originally posted on Gradcast:
Just about any advice you will ever receive on the subject of how to prepare for an interview will include tips on the importance of dressing professionally. But how are you supposed to show up dressed in professional clothing when the whole reason for the interview is that you don’t have a job…

Interview Tips / Tips on Finding a Job

Common Interview Questions: Be Ready to Answer These

Whether you’re getting ready for a specific job interview or just sharpening your skills for the future, rehearsing a mock interview is a great way to help you prepare. Ask a friend or colleague to play the role of the boss and practice greeting the interviewer, maintaining eye contact, sitting for an hour in an … Continue reading

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4 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

#1: The Conflict Question – Employers love to ask potential employees how they have overcome conflict in the past. Sometimes employers will make this question job specific. Other times, they keep it general on purpose just to see your response. Regardless of the specificity, keep your answer professional. Even if you’ve never held a public … Continue reading

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How to Follow-up After a Job Interview (Without Being Annoying)

So you’ve just finished another job interview, and you feel like you’ve aced it. Now what? This post will let you know the best ways to follow up after a job interview without being annoying. First–before you even walk out the door–ask what the next steps will be. This can relieve a great deal of … Continue reading

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Reasons Employers will not tell you why they didn’t hire you

We often hear of common reasons why we don’t get the job, yet we never hear it from the employer’s mouth.  No job interviewer will ever tell potential candidates why someone else was chosen.  It’s easy to ask them why, but is the answer true or something to make you feel better?  The Reasons Employers will … Continue reading

Tips on Finding a Job

A Proofreading Service is a Must for Self-Marketing

A professional looking social media site, website, or document isn’t complete without proofreading.  Placing documents online is going to catch a lot of eyes, and these eyes are going to spot any grammar or spelling mistakes on the site.  Bad English composition is going to ruin strategies involving Marketing yourself, social network, to find a job and … Continue reading

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Resume: Listing Achievements Rather than Responsibilities

Daily Writing Tips has a pretty good series of suggestions on resume writing. Let’s focus on item 13, “Achievements instead of responsibilities.” Many people when listing what their roles were at previous places of employment will simply list what their job titles and maybe a brief sentence of their responsibilities. For example: Programmer/Analyst with responsibility … Continue reading

Interview Tips

It’s Not All About your Answers: Interviewing Tips for Memorable Interactions

There is a lot of focus on questions an interviewer will ask you, and the best way to answer them. What’s less discussed, and just as important, are the questions you ask the interviewer. Asking poignant questions during an interview could be what makes you stand out when there are many qualified candidates. Consider these tips as … Continue reading

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Resume Writing: 5 Reference Errors you can’t Afford to Make

Crafting the perfect resume is crucial to job success. Not only is it important in getting your foot in the door and landing that interview, it also much important after the fact. Those who you list as references can sometimes make or break your chances of a job offer. Don’t make these common mistakes. Never … Continue reading

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Weaving Volunteer Work in Your Resume

One in five employers hired a candidate because of their volunteer work.  While that doesn’t sound good, candidates need to add everything they can through Resume Writing to increase their chances of being hired.  Volunteer work is another way of making sure you’re the best candidate for the job. Volunteer work is an excellent way to show … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Want to do During an Interview

Knowing what to not do during an interview might just make the difference in whether or not you get that job! Having the experience and background necessary for a position is important of course, but how you present yourself is also incredibly important. Here on some tips on what to avoid doing and saying at your interview! … Continue reading

The Fine Art of Quitting
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The Fine Art of Quitting

Twenty-five year old Marina Shifrin quit her job recently. For Ms. Shifrin, a former of employee of Taiwanese animation company Next Media Generation, the traditional process of separation that includes a polite letter of resignation apparently failed to fit the bill. Instead, Ms. Shifrin sent a very powerful message to her employer — and to the world.  … Continue reading

Tips on Finding a Job

Dental Assistants- Do You Want to Love Your Job?

The days of the white-collared, starched hat nurses in the dental office are gone. These ladies have been replaced by tech-savvy, upbeat assistants who work as a team to accomplish patient services with a minimized number of steps. Do you have the latest info on the job market for dental assistants? Dentists are realizing that … Continue reading

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Job Market (DOL) Statistics for HVAC/R: Salary Information

When the air-conditioning goes out or the heater starts blowing hot air in the middle of summer, it’s time to call heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, also known as technicians. They keep climate control systems in working order. Their training can come from post-secondary programs that last from six months to two years, or from … Continue reading

Resume Tips / Tips on Finding a Job

Keep up with your “Online” Resume

Since the explosion of social media, the traditional resume has changed.  Most companies are still looking for a paper copy of a resume, but prospective employers do not stop there.  They will review your online “resume” as well. An online resume is not one thing, and it is something that can change from day to day.  … Continue reading