Best Advice for Your Resume

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When you’re in search of your next job, it’s important to stand out. And you can do this by writing an on-point resume. It needs to be relevant to the job to which you’re applying, plus authentically you—and you can make this happen when you follow a few key tips.   Getting Started  Let’s face it—putting together…

Best Advice For Your First Month at Your Job

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Congratulations on your new job! You’ve worked hard to get to this point, and it’s time for a little celebration—but don’t take too long reveling in your accomplishment. Once you’ve started at your new job, it’s time to start the next phase of your hard work, and take a few steps to ensure your future success.   Five…

Is Your First Offer the Right Job for You?

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You’ve attended an interview and received a job offer—but it’s your very first one. Part of you is nervous (because what if there are no other offers?) and another part of you is curious (what else is out there?). If you’re feeling stumped about what your next step should be, it’s time to get a…

Avoid These Three Mistakes When Looking for a Job

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Are you currently in search of a job? The fact is, looking for a new job can be a job in itself. You’ll invest time getting your paperwork together and updating your LinkedIn page, then perusing job sites, applying to positions, preparing for interviews… it’s a lot to undertake! With all this time invested, you…

The Most Important Things That Set the Tone for an Interview

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During your interview, you want to be memorable (in a good way). How you make the interviewer and other people at the company feel when you interact with them is key to setting a positive tone for your interview. You want to show the interviewer you have the skills to do the job, plus you fit the company culture. Helping him or…

Leadership Skills to Turn Your Temp Placement into a Full-Time Job

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If you’re currently working a temp job in the hopes it may turn into a full-time job offer—good news! This often happens when employers are hoping to discover just the right worker before they make a long-term hiring commitment. Your temp job can serve as a screen test of sorts, which proves to an employer you have…

Five Resume Tips for Temp Jobs

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A temporary job is an achievement that can boost your resume! Not only does it help you add more knowledge and skills to your portfolio, temp works also helps you avoid gaps in your work history. So once you’ve tacked on one or more temp assignments, what’s the best way to include them on your resume?  …

Can I Turn a Bad Interview Around?

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You had every hope of making this interview the best, but then life got in the way. You hit a traffic jam and arrived late, or wore an outfit that wasn’t appropriate for the setting. Maybe you flubbed the answer to one of the interviewer’s questions, or maybe the person interviewing you simply seemed disinterested in what you had to…

“I got fired from my last job. How do I talk about it in an interview?”

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Even though it feels awful to be fired, it’s actually more common than you may think. Most employees will be fired or laid off at least once during their careers. The key is to keep moving forward toward your future, despite the temporary setback.   How to handle this in an interview You may be asked why…

Should I Connect with People I Don’t Know on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn is a database that includes millions of professionals worldwide. It’s a place to network, but also a place where you can be the victim of spam. In some ways, it’s good to connect with people you don’t know, though it’s important to do a little evaluation before you agree to connect. Remember that every…