How to Ask Someone to Be a Job Reference

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You’re probably thinking, “is it truly necessary to ask someone to be a reference?” “Hiring managers don’t actually have time to call ALL of the references that applicants submit.” Well, you’re probably right about that, but it doesn’t mean that they won’t call yours. And it won’t go over well for you if your references… Read more »

7 Phrases Your Cover Letter Should NEVER Say

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Writing a cover letter is not an easy task. Sometimes you get engrossed in writing tips that you start to sound more like a robot in your writing. While it’s important to sound like a professional version of you and showcase parts of your personality in your writing, it’s crucial that you leave out these… Read more »

6 Tips to Proofread Your Resume

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Proofread your resume. It’s crucial for you to land an interview.  Now, are we insinuating that a hiring manager will trash your resume if you confuse “their” with “there?” Well, yeah! It’s because even one grammar mistake on your resume shows the hiring manager that you don’t care or are lazy. No one wants to… Read more »

Adding Numbers to Your Resume

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In other words, quantifying your accomplishments   If you’re an avid follower of our blog and social media platforms, you may have heard the advice to add numbers to your resume. But what does this actually mean? Recruiting professionals give this advice for you to add percentages, dollar amounts, and other types of numeric amounts… Read more »

Turn Your Duties into Accomplishments

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The resume and cover letter are your keys to gaining an interview, so it’s very important to make sure you persuade the hiring manager to give you the time of day. The best way to persuade a hiring manager is by describing your accomplishments at your previous jobs, not your responsibilities. Difference between Accomplishment &… Read more »

5 Tips to Work through Job Search Writer’s Block

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From writing cover letters to tailoring your resume for different job applications, you’ll be doing a lot of writing during your job search. You may consider yourself a great writer and this might not bother you as much as it would others, but what would you do when you come down with the dreaded writer’s… Read more »

7 Tips to Successfully Fill Out a Job Application

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Nowadays, recruiters use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to pre-screen job applicants, so they can narrow down the right set of applicants. This is why it’s important to properly fill out the online job application. Here are some tips to help. Read Job Description(s) One of the biggest pet peeves for hiring managers is that the… Read more »