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 »

How to Use Twitter to Help You Land a Job

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4 Tips for Seeking for a Job Long-Distance

Twitter has been one of the most popular social networks for several years now and is widely used by marketers to promote their businesses. But did you know it’s an excellent job search tool as well? It’s true. Research from Undercover Recruiter even found that 45 percent of job seekers are already using Twitter, which… Read more »

Making a Successful Career Change

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Many of us will face a crossroads in our career paths at some point. Regardless of the reason for making a career change, the process can be difficult and stressful. Use these steps to make the transition smoother and your career change a successful one. Do Your Research The more you know about your new… Read more »

Do You Love Your Job?

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February means Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. But do you love your current job? Here are three ways to find out whether you really love your job, and why if you don’t, you should start looking for a new position. You View it as More Than Just a Paycheck Employees who genuinely… Read more »