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Phone Interview Tips to Stay Calm and Speak Confidently

Interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting face-to-face. They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes it harder to build rapport and gauge receptivity. And that reduced nonverbal communication can lead to interruptions […]

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How to Reach a Real Person in Your Online Job Search

Technology is changing the way we search for work. Technology has made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email. But with thousands of resumes being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes with the click of a mouse, HR departments were quickly overwhelmed screening hundreds or thousands of resumes; this was neither […]

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How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

There isn’t much you can feel certain about when you go to a job interview. Yet, there is at least one thing you know for sure: you will be asked the “tell me about yourself” interview question at some point in the beginning of the conversation. Most of us are terrified by this question. How […]

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5 Solutions for the Long-Term Unemployed

Most of the people I know have been unemployed at one point or another. There’s a sense of despair that comes with losing their source of income. Perhaps more devastating is a sense of emotional turmoil, which can include sadness, anger, self-doubt, fear, isolation, and even depression. A special category of unemployment identifies people who’ve […]

Top questions to ask in an interview.

4 Important Questions to Ask in an Interview (and Why)

When searching for questions to ask in a job interview, you’ll be confronted with lists of questions covering every possible aspect of the role, company, interviewer, and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t typically opportunities in an interview setting to run through the “top 50 questions to ask in an interview” list you found online. You’ll need to […]

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Bad Resume Examples: 7 Cringe-Worthy Resumes (and How to Fix Them)

Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed Orientated with “detailed” being centered […]

How to be a problem-oriented problem solver in your job search

From Resume to Interview: How to be the Problem Solving Candidate

Regardless of how you think about the recruitment process, there’s only one reason a company should choose you over other candidates: you are the right person to solve their problems. With this in mind, you have to approach your job search thinking that your success as an employee will be measured not only by how […]

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Elevator Pitch for Job Seekers: How to and Examples

The job hunt involves online searches, applications, and editing your resume and cover letter, but the search shouldn’t end there. Developing your skills and networking are also vital parts of a successful job search strategy. While attending an event might make you squirm with anxiety, it offers a prime opportunity to build your network and […]

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Ask Recruiters: How to Nail Your Email Responses and Phone Interview

Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts. […]

How to find remote jobs.

Work from Home: How to Find Remote Jobs

Whether you want to make the world your office, need to increase availability to family, or simply feel more productive working in pajamas, transitioning to remote work is an alluring career choice for its work-life flexibility. Before you start setting up your new home office, take some time to develop a remote job search strategy. […]

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Communications Coach: 3 Things To Do Before an Interview

If you’re in the job market, chances are you’ve come across a multitude of articles on the importance of making a positive first impression while networking or in a job interview. And for good reason: You send a message about your competence and likeability long before you open your mouth. Therefore, you’re supposed to dress […]

Employment specialists share their favorite tools.

Career Coach Tools: 5 Career Specialists Share Their Favorites

Jobscan has launched Jobscan Coach, a platform that helps employment specialists manage their clients as they guide them to an optimized resume with Jobscan. Check out some of the features in the Jobscan Coach tutorial. Career coaches serve as a lifeline for anyone unhappy in their work or struggling to gain traction in their job search. We […]

How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

How to answer the interview question about your salary expectations.

How to Answer: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Answering the interview question “What are your salary expectations?” is usually the most complex “dance” in the whole interviewing process. It can also be the most dangerous. The best strategy is to do your research in advance, know the minimum you can accept (your “walk away” number when the job is not worth it for […]