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My Resume's Not Getting Me Interviews. What Am I Doing Wrong?

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resume tips
There are a lot of lists out there of things to put on your resume and things to leave off. Those lists are great, and most of them offer good advice. However, with this article, I’m going to give you more detailed instruction and explanation than is typically offered in the lists.
Four Networking Goldmines You Hadn’t Considered

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social media & online presence, linkedin
Many of us think of networking as a formal activity that takes place at a special place or time – something on your “to do” list that might entail going to an event, setting up a lunch or reaching out via email on social media. But some of the best networking activities can take place just by being!
Do I really need to hire a resume writer?

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resume tips
Do I really need to hire a resume writer? This is the question that many job seekers ask themselves at one point or another during their job search. Most professionals believe they can write their own resume. After all, they are educated, and they know their industry and profession better than anyone else, right?
Networking on Twitter

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networking tips, social media & online presence, twitter
Are you on Twitter? If not you should be! It's one of the best places to have an informal exchange with professionals whom you might not otherwise meet. The tone is perfect for interaction: it's much more informal than LinkedIn, but it's also not as casual as Facebook.
Top 10 Words / Phrases to Avoid in your Resume

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resume tips
I have seen thousands of resumes in my Resume Writing and Human Resources careers, and the ones with action words were always the ones that made an impression on me.
Five Tips to Improve Your Job Interview

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interview tips
I remember going for job interviews and how scared I was. Isn’t everybody? But it can be minimized significantly once you get yourself prepared. Here are a few tips.
Insights from the Inside - An Employer's View of the Interview Recommended

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interview (employer's perspective)
Everyone has, at one point or another, been faced with the prospect of sitting down and speaking with one or more individuals who will decide whether or not you have the skills and abilities to become their newest employee.
The Interview - Do Not Become a 10 Second Victim

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interview tips, the face-to-face interview
The purpose of this article is not intended to list the top 10 or 15 tips to 'ace' an interview. It is intended to highlight the criteria potentially influencing the outcome of a job interview from the perspective of a corporate manager.
Why Is LinkedIn So Important for Job Seekers

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linkedin, social media & online presence
Recruiters compare the content of candidates’ resumes with other facts they are able to find online. To make those comparisons, 94% use LinkedIn, 66% use Facebook, and 52% use Twitter.
How to Get a Job through Recruiters

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job market stakeholders, recruiting
People change jobs every three years on average. Some stay with the same employer but in new roles; some join a different employer. In the future, recruiters will have an increased role in matching job seekers with jobs.
Job Seekers: Are You on the Road to Nowhere? Must Read

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job search tips (must read), self-assessment, choosing the right career
You must be living under a rock not to know there's a job search frenzy going on right now. For me, the only thing worse than the number of people looking for work, is how many of them are going about it the wrong way. It pains me to watch this new influx of job seekers end up in the same position as a hamster on a wheel: on a road to nowhere.
Four Networking Goldmines You Hadn’t Considered

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social media & online presence, linkedin
Many of us think of networking as a formal activity that takes place at a special place or time – something on your “to do” list that might entail going to an event, setting up a lunch or reaching out via email on social media. But some of the best networking activities can take place just by being!
Networking on Twitter

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networking tips, social media & online presence, twitter
Are you on Twitter? If not you should be! It's one of the best places to have an informal exchange with professionals whom you might not otherwise meet. The tone is perfect for interaction: it's much more informal than LinkedIn, but it's also not as casual as Facebook.
Overcoming Unemployment

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networking tips, social media & online presence
My Resume's Not Getting Me Interviews. What Am I Doing Wrong?

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resume tips
There are a lot of lists out there of things to put on your resume and things to leave off. Those lists are great, and most of them offer good advice. However, with this article, I’m going to give you more detailed instruction and explanation than is typically offered in the lists.
Do I really need to hire a resume writer?

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resume tips
Do I really need to hire a resume writer? This is the question that many job seekers ask themselves at one point or another during their job search. Most professionals believe they can write their own resume. After all, they are educated, and they know their industry and profession better than anyone else, right?
Top 10 Words / Phrases to Avoid in your Resume

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resume tips
I have seen thousands of resumes in my Resume Writing and Human Resources careers, and the ones with action words were always the ones that made an impression on me.
When You Definitely Want a Second Resume

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resume tips
I get a lot of clients who contact me and are concerned about how to effectively get relevant keywords into their resumes. My answer to them is a cautionary one of not getting obsessed with keywords because the same resume will eventually be read by a person, after being filtered through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
Cover Letter Series – Part 1: Grab ‘em from the Start: Killer Starts to a Cover Letter Examples

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
Whether you’re trying to connect with someone you met on LinkedIn, through a job search board or a blind outreach to a company that interests you, your cover letter is the first glimpse of you that most potential interviewers will see.
Cover Letter Series – Part 2: Work that Body (of the Cover Letter, that is!) Examples

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
There are three key parts of the cover letter: opening, body and closing, and just like all our body parts need to work in tandem, you have to make sure that all three parts of your cover letter are equally strong.
Cover Letter Series – Part 3: Close with Flair – End Your Cover Letter Leaving Them Wanting More Examples

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
It’s the moment every job hunter has been waiting for – they see the perfect job advertised on LinkedIn or via an email from a recruiter, and they know they would be the ideal candidate. But no matter how aligned you are with the position, there is still a gatekeeper who decides which candidates will get the coveted interview.
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