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Write For Humans, Not Machines

Many companies receive hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes for job postings. When that occurs, there’s no time for the hiring manager to sift through them all. That is why some companies rely on applicant tracking systems to conduct the initial review of resumes.
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What Can Students Do Now To Prepare For The Job Market?

This blog is written primarily for students entering (or returning to) university or college—and for their parents. Your university and college years should be a time to learn, have fun, and make new friends. Regardless of which courses of study you take, it’s never
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Can I Buy You A Coffee?

When you are looking for a job (or to change jobs), it makes sense to reach out to potential employers to build your network, learn about possible opportunities, and obtain valuable career advice. The problem is that many job seekers are approaching this step
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Avoid Making Career Decisions You’ll Later Regret

Many people wander through their career without direction, moving from one job to the next without a clear sense of purpose. Then one day—usually around mid-career—they wake up and wonder how they ended up where they are. Most times, the emotion expressed is regret.
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12 Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Typos, grammatical errors, and bad formatting are three possible reasons why an employer could reject your application. But what else might be contributing to your lack of success in getting interviews? Here are 12 things you should consider leaving off your resume: 1. Generic
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How To Explain Why You Were Fired from Your Last Job

Being fired can be embarrassing especially if your dismissal was due to poor performance or a personality clash with your boss. You know this question will come up in future interviews. What is the best way to respond? How can you explain your leaving in
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Is It Okay to Leave a Job Off Your Resume?

Here is my thinking … Resumes are essentially marketing documents. Their main purpose is to present your relevant experience and qualifications to an employer that (hopefully) will get you to the interview. Resumes—first and foremost—must be truthful and should not mislead the reader in
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Your Career After the Pandemic: Now What?

The pandemic forced many people to place their careers on hold. Some people lost their jobs altogether. Some found their job opportunities few and far between. Still others chose to keep their heads down and focus all their attention on keeping their job. Now
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Prove What You Said

Starting a new job can be stressful but the transition does not have to be full of tension and anxiety. With careful planning and the right attitude, you can easily make a successful shift to a new job. One effective way to do this
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Negotiate Like a Pro

Negotiating a starting salary can be stressful especially if you are not familiar with the negotiation process. But if you manage this process well and professionally, you should end up with the best possible outcome for you. Here are a few rules to keep
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