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15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter

Given the importance of a cover letter, you cannot afford to blow it

While many job applications have the word “optional” next to the field that asks for a cover letter, it shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, a cover letter is intended to show you off and captivate a hiring manager, kind of like a movie ...

by Amy Elisa Jackson  | December 05, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) 18 Tips to Help Your Resume Stand Out From the Rest

These quick tips can help you get your foot in the door at the company of your dreams

If you have your eye on a specific job listing, run the listing through a cloud generator, which will pull out the most prominent words that you should include on your resume. These words can help act as a guide for tailoring ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 30, 2018 08:00:00
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What Executives Notice First On Your Resumé

We asked HR heads and executives what parts of your resumé catch their eye

When it comes finding the right candidate for the job, human resources managers are often faced with piles of resumes. So when they’re trying to sift through applicants in the shortest amount of time possible, what details catch their eye? "There is ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for  | June 01, 2018 12:00:00
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6 of the Most Captivating Cover Letter Openers -- and Why They Work

Cover letters are tough. Here are some tips to help you get started

Let’s cut straight to the chase: Most cover letters are bad. In fact, Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, happily admits that “I love writing cover letter openings because I know how bad they usually are.”But that doesn’t ...

by Jillian Kramer  | May 16, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Using These Keywords Will Automatically Strengthen Your Resume

Beat the Applicant Tracking System to a pulp (and impress your interviewer while you're at it)

Nowadays, you can apply for a number of jobs while sitting right in front of your laptop, in the comfort of your own home. And just as it's easy for you to send your resume, it's also easier for companies to filter ...

by Khatrina Bonagua for  | May 15, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Questions Every Resume Should Answer

To stand out from the pack, you show them what they are looking for

It’s become increasingly difficult for job applicants to rise above the noise of today’s digital talent pool. On average, we receive hundreds of resumes per week and only thirteen percent land an interview with a recruiter therefore, job applicants need to think about what ...

by Sameer Dholakia  | August 23, 2017 02:00:00
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5 tips for ensuring a lifetime of success from first jobs

Internships and early jobs offer game-changing career opportunities

Summer internships and early jobs are launching pads for great careers. Though it doesn't always seem like it at the time, these experiences have value beyond stuffing a resume: an individual might never again be so moldable, so willing to learn about his or her passions and ...

by Mark Casady  | September 06, 2016 03:00:00
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10 things to know before quitting your job to follow your dreams

Check each of these items before rushing to leave

When you become unsatisfied with your job, the most probable course of action is to seek another one. Several factors contribute to employee disengagement – the most significant being job satisfaction level.A 2016 employee engagement study found that employment satisfaction among American employees ...

by William Morrow  | August 09, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to turn your dumb job into a dream job

Sharing goals can help keep employees and managers on track and on the same page.

Employees know far less about employer expectations than their managers may realize—an October report from Gallup of 1,000 employed adults found that only about half of the employees surveyed had a clear understanding of what was expected of them at work.Related: The best employees stay with ...

by Matt Straz  | March 06, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to find your dream job

Effective job search and generating employer interest requires careful thought, research, and strategy.

Job seekers can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending résumés en masse without culling much of an employer response, let alone landing an interview. Employers still receive between 102 and 137 applications per job from both social-media networks ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 06, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to catch job candidates in a lie before you hire them

1 in 4 candidates have exaggerated the truth to get hired, survey shows.

In today’s competitive workforce, candidates will go to great lengths to get a second look from a hiring manager. They may even lie.In fact, one in four candidates have exaggerated the truth to get hired, according to a new International survey of 800 employed adults ...

by Heather Huhman  | February 11, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

13 behaviors that prevent you from moving up in your career

Here are some office behaviors to avoid when eyeing that coveted job promotion.

You want the coveted title, the nice office and all the perks that come along with them. So what do you need to do to get there? In fact, it may not be what you need to do, but rather, what you ...

by Sujan Patel  | August 13, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to find a job in 6 simple steps

Increase your chances of landing that dream job with these tips.

Job seekers can spend a lot of time trolling job sites and sending resumes en masse without culling much of an employer response let alone landing an interview. While the job market is rebounding, employers still receive between 102 and 137 applications ...

by Carolyn Sun  | August 04, 2015 08:00:00