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The worst advice we've ever heard about LinkedIn

If you haven't heard, LinkedIn is the platform for job hunting or showcasing your professional achievements. In the past, we've offered quick tips for using LinkedIn and step-by-step instructions on how to become an expert LinkedIn user. While it's nice to get tips on...

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Interview fails that actually cost someone the job

If you're job hunting, it's likely you've researched job interview tips pretty extensively. You've probably focused on the most common interview questions and how to answer them, along with preparing questions you should ask your interviewers. But on a less obvious...

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8 Myths About Resumes

Whether you're just graduating college and applying to your first real job, or you've been in the workforce for quite some time now and need to clean up and rewrite your resume, you may have stumbled across some well-meaning, albeit false, information about that...

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9 Quick Tips About LinkedIn

Need some quick helpful tips on how to better your LinkedIn profile? You've come to the right place. Below are 9 useful tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and be more professional.

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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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