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Common Interview Questions -- and how to answer

An interviewer is trying to get a sense of what you can do, what you will do and your personality. They will ask you a series of questions in order to determine these. When answering common interview questions, look for ways to give an accurate and positive response...

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Interview Follow Up Etiquette [+Plus Sample "Thank you" Letter]

After an interview are you supposed to hand write a "Thank you" letter, send an email, leave a voicemail, cross your fingers and hope for a second interview? What IS the proper interview follow-up etiquette these days? And do you wait an hour, a day, a week or more?!...

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Common Resume Formats [+Plus FREE Resume Template Downloads]

Writing your resume is a time consuming, arduous task that is complicated even more by formatting obstacles. There are so many resume layout options out there, how could you possibly know which one to choose?

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How to use LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job

LinkedIn is notably one of the best social networks for professionals, whether you're looking for a new job or you just want to network with other professionals in your industry and area of expertise. But because LinkedIn is also one of the largest networks, with more...

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When do you discuss salary and benefits during the hiring process?

The money conversation is a tough one to initiate and you may feel that no matter when you bring it up, you're the one who's going to lose in the end. If you ask too early, the hiring manager thinks your greedy. If you ask too late, or never bring it up, you might get...

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10 questions to ask your interviewers

Most people prepare their answers for common job interview questions. It's something even we promote, because it works. But in all of this preparation, applicants often stare blankly back at interviewers when asked, "Do you have any questions for me?" Even a polite,...

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Simple ways to refresh your sales pitch

After years working as a National or Regional Account Manager, it can be all too easy for your sales pitch to slip into a comfort zone. You've had the same accounts for years, and your industrial portfolio hasn't changed much, so your trusted sales pitch has...

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AutoCAD is still a necessary skill even though you prefer Revit

Why is AutoCAD still a necessary skill when Revit is the "better," newer Autodesk product?

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National Engineering Month

March is National Engineering Month, Canada’s largest celebration of engineering excellence. Throughout March, volunteers from the provincial and territorial regulators host over 500 events that show Canadians what an exciting and fun career choice engineering can...

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Resume tips to land an interview

The quality of your resume will determine whether you even have a chance at being interviewed for an opening. A poor quality resume means poor chances of getting interviewed and zero chance of being hired. If you really want to land your dream job, your resume needs to...

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