5 Red Flags That Recruiters Hate

Recruiters can open connections in your job search, help you negotiate your salary, and more. But keeping their attention and getting them to commit to helping you isn’t easy. After working as a recruiter for more than five years in Boston and New York, I’m going to share the biggest “red flags” that will scare […]

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Professional But Interesting Cover Letter? It is Possible

  A cover letter doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, if your cover letter is boring, it most likely will find one of three fates: scanned only, tossed in the trash, or not reviewed at all. So, what gets a cover letter noticed? And, how do you find the perfect balance of being professional—yet […]

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How To Search For A Job While Employed

We’ve all been there. You find yourself staring out the window at work for longer and longer each day. Sometimes you spend your entire eight-hour work day staring out the window. Why? Because you’re tired of your job. It’s time for a new window to stare out. Looking for job while employed is often a dicey situation. […]

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How To Nail Those Clichéd Interview Questions

It would be nice if job interview questions merely involved being asked about your favorite foods and movies, with the interviewer saying, “I love Happy Feet too! Let me show you to your desk.” Anything would be better than answering the inherently awkward questions that interviewers have been asking since clipboards were invented. But they […]

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Are You Startup Ready?

So you’re taking the plunge! Jumping into the large and varied pool of early-stage startups, that is. Congratulations. Deciding to gun for a startup job can be a big decision but often the risk is worth the reward. It could be a fat pay out and awesome years of experience when the company sells, or […]

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How to Accord Yourself in Job Interview Settings

At astronaut job interviews, the hopeful applicant has to sit in a centrifugal simulator that spins them up to nine Gs. Fortunately, most people only have to deal with offices or coffee shops. Every interview setting requires a different approach, but the key is to appear unaffected by the surroundings. Think of what Damone said […]

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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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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 […]

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8 Words or Phrases Never to Include in Your Resume

  According to a CareerBuilder survey, 17% of hiring managers spend an average of 30 seconds looking at a resume before deciding if they’re interested in a candidate. Having too little time to read each one in depth, obvious resume red flags, like an outdated resume format, typos, or too many unmatched fonts, are immediately eliminated. Even those that pass […]