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Imagine you’ve just interviewed a candidate. He or she is a perfect technical fit and passes all your own personality requirements. You’re smitten, but you need to get approval from further up the chain. Several days or a week pass. When you finally reach out to the candidate or your recruiter, the window of opportunity is gone. That perfect candidate has already moved on to another job.
It’s a common situation for anyone who has tried to…
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Good resumes have a central feature in common: their words and layout capture an employer’s attention like runway lights leading a pilot to land.
To do that, job seekers need to provide a clear, straightforward explanation of who they are and who they will be as employees. Summary statements do that best.
Objective Statements vs. Summary Statements
Once, the objective statement was a resume staple. It told hiring managers what type of job…
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Every career encounters a barricade at some point. Your creative solutions may not snap into place anymore. Your passion may smolder like dwindling coals instead of blazing like a warm fire. Changing employers is often a solution, but before you do, it may help to try your hand at being a freelancer.
What Makes Freelance Work Different
Many Americans find an appeal in freelance, contract, or consultant work. Current predictions are that 40% of…
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LinkedIn’s 332 million users make it one of the greatest assets in any professional’s job search. Used right, it can broadcast your credentials beyond traditional means. Employers and recruiters will tell you: there are clear differences between average and great LinkedIn profiles. Focus on these 15 factors and your profile won’t blend in with the scenery.
1. A Clean & Professional Picture – LinkedIn profile pictures should be the…
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In a job interview, a mistake carries like a whisper in a cathedral. No matter how small, you feel that it’s going to be painfully disruptive. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have to be the final word on whether or not you got that new job.
Most common interview mistakes are only separated from success by a thin line. Your success depends on the gravity the mistake and your ability to recover from it.
Which Mistakes Can’t Be Overcome
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A job interview is a delicate thing. It’s a rope bridge linking two Himalayan peaks. You can make it across but every step is taken with great care. Often, what tips people over the edge isn’t a slight to a former boss or an oddball response that freaks out the manager. One of these 3 well-intentioned responses causes many job seekers to lose their footing.
Getting Specific about Your Salary
It’s putting the cart before the ox. Your…
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For a long time, cover letters were considered indispensable. A resume was the brief SparkNotes overview of your career and a cover letter was the catchy synopsis of key chapters. To quote Forrest Gump, the two were like “peas and carrots.”
But these days, there are plenty of opinions to the contrary. So what’s the truth? Can a cover letter be useful or should we just jettison it in our wake?
The Case against Cover Letters
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The Holidays are finally here! It’s time to celebrate right with family and friends and…still keep up the job search? Though your first instinct may be to hang up your job search along with your stockings, there are serious advantages to searching for a new job in between all the festivities.
The Competition Is Less Aggressive
The hectic nature of the Holiday seasons makes many job seekers want to take a little break. Some convince…
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Good networking, like good conversation, is immersive. It engages people as they share information and ask in-depth questions. And the best questions to ask are those that do more than just chip at the surface. Here are three networking question to keep in mind as you dig deeper and get to the core of what’s important to you and your new contact.
1.) What does this person enjoy about his or her work? Most of us think to ask what someone does…
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Of all the factors that go into a good interview, the right meal is one of the most overlooked.
Often, there’s an assumption that you can scarf down a Pop-Tart and several breakfast burritos while still performing at your peak. But your body, much like any engine, needs the right blend of fuel to ensure you impress the hiring manager. Here’s what to eat before your interview.
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