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Projects Are the New Job Interview

The process of job applications is changing significantly. In this job market, employers are increasingly realizing that making a hiring decision based on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills might not be enough to d...

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The Importance of Tracking in Your Job Search

In a job search, if you’re pouring the right amount of time into your search, you may apply for countless jobs each week. The difficulty then becomes, how do you keep track of everything you’re applying for? You may...

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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...


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Influence Letter – The New Thank You Note?

Go to a bookstore, find the career section, and open any book about job searching and you will find various variations on the same tune – but one thing remains the same. No matter the expert, no matter the circumstance, e...

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I Would Do Anything for a Job….But I Won’t Do That

Every day, all over the world, people do crazy things….for love…for happiness…and for their jobs. And in the iconic words of Meatloaf, we might say, “I would do anything for love (or in this case, a job)...

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How Recruiters See Your Resume

Have you ever wondered what recruiters really look at when they’re reviewing your resume? Well, look no further. Business Insider has given us an innovative and exciting new look at the behavior of recruiters – an ...


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Fired Before Your First Day, Tips to Avoid This Blunder

The road to finding the perfect job is paved with bad interviews, botched resumes, and….getting fired before your first day? What?!? You’d be surprised. A rescinded job offer isn’t such a far fetched scenario ...

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The Best Cities for Job Searching

Two years ago, my husband and I began to consider moving to a new city. We thought about the type of city we wanted to live in, the location of the city in relation to our families, the cultural opportunities in each city, and ...

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15 Unique Job Boards to Help You Find Your Next Gig

We recently shared a revolutionary new way to look at your job search from Lindsey Pollack at Harvard Business Review. Pollack’s way of “Curating Your Job Search” encourages job seekers to find the best job bo...


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Should You Take the Job?

You think you’ve gotten through the toughest parts of the process. You’ve written your cover letter, tailored your resume, passed through the phone interview and the in-person interview with flying colors. The offer...