3 Tips for Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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It’s incredibly important to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and up-to-date. This starts by adding a professional headshot, because profiles with a professional headshot receive 14 times more views than those without. When filling out the various sections of your profile such as experience, interests, skills and endorsements, be as thorough as possible… Read more »

3 Tips For Getting Your Resume Noticed Quickly

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As soon as a recruiter looks at your resume, you literally have seconds to impress them and capture their attention. Six seconds to be exact. That’s the average length of time a recruiter looks at a resume. Here are some actionable tips to ensure that your resume stands out from the rest. What the Data… Read more »

Five Ways to Stand Out at a Temporary Position

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One of your biggest goals after landing a temporary position is to stand out. You want to make a great impression and prove you’re an asset in hopes of being brought on permanently. Here are some ways to accomplish this and land long-term jobs with the most desirable employers. Research the Company  You can start… Read more »

Reasons to Customize Your Resume

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There’s seldom a lack of competition for most job openings. Recruiters may easily receive hundreds of resumes a day, so capturing their attention should be your utmost priority. An effective way to do that is by customizing your resume to the position you’re applying for. Customization will be an important differentiator for a few key… Read more »

Use Behavioral Questions to Prevent Bad Hires

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There are a lot of different factors that determine the likelihood of making a good hire who’s a solid fit for your company. Conventional questions will help you gauge a candidate’s skills and experience, but don’t necessarily provide insight into their personality, style and work ethic. Asking behavioral questions during an interview is an effective… Read more »

Following Up After an Interview the Right Way

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You’ve just left a job interview and in your mind, it went very well. However, some time has passed and you haven’t heard back. There are a few ways to follow up that can help you get the job. Here’s how to go about it the right way. Time it Right  One of the most… Read more »

Why You Need to Write Thank-You Notes

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There’s a lot that goes into a successful job interview. But it doesn’t end after you leave the recruiter’s office. Here’s why you need to write thank-you notes and what you should include in them.   Some Telling Statistics  Some job candidates may question whether or not a thank-you note is really necessary. After all,… Read more »

Phone Interview Mistakes You’re Making

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Interviewing job candidates over the phone has become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, the phone interview is often the first step that employers take to vet a potential candidate. What mistakes might you be making that are costing you the opportunity for an in-person interview?   Being in a Noisy Environment This is… Read more »

Cover Letter Mistakes That Are Costing You

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Your cover letter is often the first thing a hiring manager will view and will heavily impact how far you make it in the hiring process. If you strike out with your cover letter, the hiring manager is unlikely to read your resume, and you’re probably not getting the job. No matter how much experience… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Skype Interview

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Skype interviews have become more popular and common. There’s a good chance you’ll be asked to engage in one at some point, especially if you’re out of town or will be telecommuting. Let’s now discuss the keys to having a successful Skype interview and how to impress your hiring manager. Create an “Interviewing Environment” In… Read more »