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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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Trying to Impress an Employer?

When job searching, one activity you should consider is targeting specific organizations that are of interest to you. Ideally, you have someone who can ‘open the door’ for you. But if you cannot find anyone to give you a referral, you will have to
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Don’t Tell Stories from The Good Old Days

There’s this principle in hiring that “past performance is the best predictor of future performance.” The principle is self-explanatory: If you have performed a certain way in the past, there is a high probability you will perform the same way in the future, assuming
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How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter

Even if you are happily employed, I see no harm in “keeping your eyes open” for good opportunities that could possibly advance your career. That’s just smart career management. It is also wise to maintain relationships with recruiters in your field who might be
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Poor Time Management During the Interview Can Cost You the Job

Every employer wants to have employees who can prioritize, organize, and plan their work. For example, in job interviews, they will ask questions like, “How do you decide which tasks to do first?” or “How do you manage competing deadlines?” You should always be
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