What are Knockout Questions?

Knockout Questions: How One Answer Can Tank Your Job Application

When applying for jobs online, most of us focus on crafting a perfect resume and writing a cover letter that will make an impression. However, there is another gatekeeper standing between you and a job interview that is less forgiving than either of those– knockout questions. What are knockout questions? Knockout questions are typically asked […]

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How to Spot an ATS

Savvy job seekers know that their first step to getting an interview is optimizing their resume for applicant tracking systems, or ATS. Hiring managers are inundated with job applications for any online job listing. For many companies, ATS is a necessity that makes it possible to easily collect and filter large numbers of applicants. Read […]

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How to Use Jobscan: A Step-by-Step Guide

Why Resume Optimization Matters The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and […]

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Top Resume Formats You Need to Try

How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated? With the workplace evolving at a breakneck pace, it just makes sense that your resume should evolve, too. New resume formats are making it easier than ever to highlight the very best parts of your work experience. For one, the vast majority of resumes […]

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The Truth About Job Searching

Looking for a job is something everyone does at one time or another. Whether you conduct only one or two job searches throughout your career, or several, it’s always tricky to know where to start. Once you know where to start, the rest is about committing to a productive search until you land the job. […]

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Gifts for Job Seekers: Holiday Gift Guide for Your Job Seeking Friends

Searching and applying for jobs can be overwhelming and tedious. You may know of a friend or relative who’s looking for a new job and could use some assistance. The holiday season is a great time to offer a gift to help them improve their resume for job applications in the new year. Consider this […]

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How to Avoid the Holiday Job Search Slump

If you’re in a job search slump this month, you might think that a Q4 job search would be a wash. In fact, the opposite is true. Holidays and job searching go together, hand in glove. Fewer people are applying during the holidays, giving hiring managers fewer resumes to sort. Additionally, all that holiday cheer – and […]

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8 Ways to Shop for a New Job This Black Friday

  We’ve all seen the effort shoppers place into getting great deals on Black Friday. They write their lists. They wake up early. Really early. But it isn’t always easy to have that level of zeal when you’re searching for a new job. Whether you’re new to the job search or are scraping the bottom of […]

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6 Steps to a Glamorous Resume Makeover

Does this sound like you? You’re casually browsing different opportunities because your current position isn’t a great fit. Or, you’re occasionally browsing job boards, but you’re not actively sending out application packages. Even if you’re not in full job-hunting mode, it sounds like you’re almost there and could use some resume help. Here are six steps […]