3 Worst Things to Say to Employers

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3 Worst Things to Say to Employers
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If you were an employer for a day, you might find yourself surprised to hear what job applicants say to employers during interviews, at job fairs, and at a networking event. While you might not say these things intentionally, they do get said. To increase your chances of getting the job, make sure you don’t
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The Most Hidden Secret About Career Transitions
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I sat at a booth at a local university’s internship fair. Young twenty-somethings dressed in ill-fitting suits their parents bought them. I knew there would be low turnout for writing majors because there always was. Writers become harder to find each year. A frantic young woman came over to me, with her arms flailing about.
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3 Sneaky and Genius Ways to Find Unlisted Jobs
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Many jobs go unlisted.  These jobs include some at the most desirable employers and positions at new startups where owners don’t have time to solicit for help. Because they’re not listed, there’s less competition so you’re more likely to get the job. Here are 3 ways you can use to secure these jobs. Talk to
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Show Up 10 Minutes Early to an Interview to Be On-Time
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For employers, scheduling interviews takes time and resources away from their primary operations. Whatever they would have been doing, they set that work aside to have an interview with you for the possibility you’ll fill that open job. When you don’t show up to a job interview, it costs the employer money and frustrates them.
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How to Follow Up On Online Applications — A Case Study
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With so many companies relying on online job applications, we wanted to know what our clients could do to increase their chances of getting an interview. We conducted a test to see what prospective job candidates could do to force a job interview. Research already shows that candidates have a better chance of landing the
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Editing Your Resume
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When submitting your resume to an employer, it is imperative that the grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and syntax is perfect. Even the smallest errors can sabotage your chances at the job you are trying to land. Regardless of the type of job, or whether or not any writing is involved, when an employer sees a
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What Your Behavior At Job Fairs Says About You
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We’re a writing company, so we hire writers. At a recent job fair, our booth sat next to a large accounting firm’s booth. A long line of recent graduates who majored in accounting formed along the entire aisle because they did on-site interviews. After the event, we talked to the HR people for the accounting
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Avoid Generic Resumes
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If you’re sending the same resume to every company you’re applying for, you are probably hurting your chances at being seriously considered for the position. When you print fifty copies of your resume and cover letter and begin it with “to whom it may concern,” the people receiving your resume know exactly what you’re doing.
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