The 6 Second Resume

Many resumes end up at the bottom of the pile or in the shredder. Some reasons for this might seem like no-brainers to most of us—such as a candidate misspelling his or her own name—but other reasons might not be immediately apparent. A new study from The Ladders is using advanced technology and scientific methods

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Common Mistakes Made by Job Seekers

After 10 years as a state unemployment counselor, it’s clear to me that job seekers are wont to follow their same old routine every day, yet they expect it to yield different results. In doing so, they set themselves up for rejection. Most of us are allergic to rejection. The adverse reaction causes our thinking

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Career Transition Touchstones

Transitions are not comfortable. Wouldn’t it be nice if career changes were mapped out for us in neat little how-to packages with “start here and go to there” instructions (complete with arrows and signposts to keep us on track)? Sorry, it’s not that easy.

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Pass the Telephone Screen

Not all interviews are face to face. If you’re conducting a long-distance career search or need to talk to a manager who’s not in town, you may undergo a phone interview. By conducting preliminary phone interviews, employers save money and shorten the hiring cycle. An HR professional may call a candidate with a stellar resume

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The Art of the Interview

If the very word “interview” makes your palms sweat and your head itch, then take a deep breath, sit down and read this easy step-by-step guide to acing the interview. Dress appropriately. This one may seem basic, but it’s easier said than done. Before you start your rounds of interviews, be sure to have a

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4 Tips for Job Hunting While Still Employed

Looking for a job requires a huge amount of time and energy, and it isn’t something you should take too lightly. If you’re looking for a new job while still employed, you’ll likely find that juggling your current job, your family and job search is exhausting. If you find yourself browsing through current job openings, there may

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Video Resumes: Everything You Need To Know

Video resumes can help job candidates stand out in highly competitive job markets, demonstrate professionalism, creativity, initiative, and help job seekers land interviews. It’s important to avoid mistakes, however, because a poor video resume can cause prospective employers to cross you off their lists and can harm your reputation in the industry you want to

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How To Ask For Your Old Job Back

Sometimes leaving one job for the greener pastures of another seems like a good idea… until you realize it wasn’t and find yourself wondering how to ask for your old job back. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger says that everyone is entitled to a few career “mulligans”, and that with a bit of finesse, you too can

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