Resume Writing & Job Search Blog

Common Interview Questions and the Answers Employers Want to Hear

From the moment you walk into an interview, a recruiter or hiring manager begins evaluating whether you are the right fit for the job. Most interviews start out with questions that you have likely heard before and that you’ve come prepared to answer. However, before you go ahead and deliver your message on these common interview questions, take a step…
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Find the Professional Career That’s Fit for You

The beginning of the year tends to be when we all often go through a desire to do better for ourselves in the year ahead. One area that is typically reviewed is the professional career. We all start to think: Am I making professional progress? Am I in the right position? Is it time for change? Those are all good…
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4 Ways to Spot Employers Using Applicant Tracking Systems to Screen Resumes

In an earlier post we provided tips to producing a well-written resume with a resume checklist, and we indicated the importance of having an applicant tracking system-ready, or ATS-ready, resume. As more employers are inundated with resumes, it becomes harder to find the right talent. So, many employers have resorted to ATS software to help screen resumes that come in.…
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Words to Avoid on the Resume & Job Interview

One moment things are looking good, but that can quickly change with a bad choice of words on the resume or at the job interview. Your choice of words, both written and spoken, can impact your job search results. The goal of your resume is to help inform employers about who you are as a professional, what you have accomplished,…
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4 Tips to Navigate into the Hidden Job Market

You may have heard about the hidden job market, but what many job seekers are left wondering is where to find it. The fact of the matter is that you can’t simply go to the search engines thinking that you can find it by searching “hidden job market.” There is a reason why it is referred to as “hidden” and…
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