Posts Under Tag: Job interview


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

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.

One Mistake That Can Ruin Your Resume
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The one mistake that can ruin your resume? Mistakes. A recent study by a national employment website found that one out of four executives will throw a resume in the garbage (or hit the “delete” button) as soon as they spot a typo. Ouch! All the hard work you put into drafting and creating a

How Long Should Your Resume Be?
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You may think that a 6-page resume looks impressive.  You have every accomplishment you’ve ever achieved since your High School elected you the best Junior Entrepreneur, and you may think that a long resume will show your future employer how much you have done and how much you can do. However, the reality is that

Is Your Objective Statement Holding You Back?
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Few pieces of writing are more universally required than the resume. An individual wishing to apply for a job or advance within a company must put out at least one copy. Unfortunately, there are many potential errors a person can make that negatively affect their opportunities. Including a Career Objective, or Objective Statement, ranks high

Including Travel Experience in Your Cover letter
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When drafting your resume, remember that while potential employers are searching for motivated, hard-working individuals, they’re also looking for an amiable addition to their team. A future employer’s first impression of you is through your cover letter and resume. They may be searching their content for more than just adequate writing skills and accomplishments. Including

Addressing Employment Gaps
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Comprising a solid and impressive resume isn’t a quick and easy task but it is well worth the invested time when you consider that this is your first impression on employers. However, there are certain negative things that your resume can say about you without you even realizing it. One of these is presented through

One-Size Resume Does Not Fit All
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Your resume is your first impression on prospective employers, and we all know how hard it is to change a first impression. It has to be picture perfect every time. The biggest mistake made by many job applicants is making their resume so perfect that they wouldn’t change a word – and then not changing