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Writing Cover Letters That Solve Employers’ Problems

A common mistake many job seekers make is either neglecting to include a cover letter withapplications or using it merely to echo one’s skills. This goes against the grain of mostconventional job search wisdom, which is to find ways to stand out in a

25 Buzzwords That Make My Head Explode

Many of you know I’m not too fond of buzzwords and corporate jargon. Unfortunately, in my line of work, I see it all the time: job candidates using buzzwords on their resumes or in interviews in an attempt to convey their business savvy. It

10 Signs You’re Trapped in a Dead-End Job

Let’s face it. Everybody experiences the occasional rough day at work, even in their dream job. However, there comes a point when restlessness turns into an unwavering certainty that it’s time to move on. Here are ten signs that you may be in a

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

A few years ago, I read about a person who was made a verbal job offer in the morning, only to have it rescinded that same evening. Unfortunately, in the interim, he resigned from his current job. When he asked for his old job

How to Overcome Interview Anxiety and Land the Job

Most people experience some level of interview anxiety. For some, it’s noticeable, like sweaty palms, a flushed face, or a shaky voice. For others, it’s less noticeable but still bothersome, like a dry mouth or a pounding heartbeat. Why does this happen? Interviews often

The Potential Pitfalls of Accepting a Counteroffer

Making the decision to leave your current job for a new opportunity is rarely an easy one. Even if the new position offers a higher salary, shorter commute, and better growth prospects, parting ways with your current employer can be emotionally challenging. But what

Is “Follow Your Passion” Good Career Advice?

Every year, as university graduation ceremonies take place, numerous influential speakers emphasize the significance of pursuing one’s passion. While this advice can be inspiring, I have concerns that it oversimplifies the complexities and practicalities of career development for young individuals entering the workforce. It

Give Smart Answers to Stupid Questions

As if interviews weren’t stressful enough, interviewers will sometimes ask a strange or silly question to see how you respond to an unexpected query. The stupidest questions (in my opinion) are ones supposedly designed to measure an aspect of your personality. For example: “If
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