How to Use Keywords in Your Resume

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When writing your resume, think SEO. And when you think SEO, think keyword. Herein lies the secret to getting your resume past an initial screening and on to the next step in the hiring process. SEO is short for search engine optimization, and keywords are specific words that help people find what they’re looking for… Read more »

The Best Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager at an Interview

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Creating a positive impression during your interview is key to getting a job offer. It’s not enough just to be qualified. To truly stand out from the competition, you need to show your excellence and sincere interest. Asking the right questions is the best way to emphasize you understand a company’s challenges and demonstrate how… Read more »

How to Increase Productivity Without Experiencing Burnout

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How can you stay productive – at work and at life – without getting burned out from having too much to do and too little time? The answer lies in making smart choices when it comes to optimizing your brain power and energy resolve. Master time management. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you may tend to… Read more »

Tips for Becoming an Indispensable Employee

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In any workplace, there are people who are indispensable. It’s not about power or position. It’s about taking charge of who you are and making a great name for yourself. To become indispensable, you must commit yourself to making a difference – to your team, to your company, and even to your community, family and… Read more »

The Importance of Using Networking in Your Job Search

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According to recent research, the average American has more than 630 personal contacts. As a job hunter, you may have fewer, or more – and of course, not all of them will be relevant to your employment search. Be sure to find and maximize the potential of networking on the way to landing your dream… Read more »

5 Reasons You Didn’t Get Called for an Interview

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Have you been left hanging by a prospective employer, wondering why you haven’t been called for an interview after submitting your resume and application? It’s especially disappointing if you felt confident you’d be a good fit for the job. There are myriad reasons why you haven’t heard back from a company. The following are five… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

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Success in your job interview is not only about nailing the responses to questions you’re asked. It’s also about asking good questions of your own. There’s no better way to show your excellence as a candidate than by asking the right questions. Make a Statement Your goal is to make a statement, in the form… Read more »

5 Reasons Why They’re Not Looking at Your Resume

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Your resume is a critical element in your successful job-search strategy. Of course, your resume alone won’t get you hired – but, it is the key to whether or not a prospective employer calls you in for an interview. So … what is it about your resume that isn’t doing the trick? The leading reasons… Read more »

How to Craft the Perfect HR Resume

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How can you make your HR resume stand out from the pack of candidates vying for that dream position? You’ve seen countless resumes and you have the inside track on what works and what doesn’t … but, so do they! Take a step back and look at your resume from a fresh perspective. Be sure… Read more »

How to Become the Most Desirable Temporary Employee

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Temporary work can be an excellent step to a permanent employment opportunity – or an ongoing option that fits your lifestyle. Either way, it pays to be the best temp you can be while you’re on the job. Working as a temp, you’re a member of a three-sided partnership: the client company where you’re placed;… Read more »