3 Tips for Answering the Interview Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

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“So, tell us a little bit about yourself.” It’s a classic interview question – usually, the first one asked after the formalities of introductions have been completed. You should be prepared for it, as it can set the stage for the overall success or failure of the conversation to follow. It seems like an easy… Read more »

3 Reasons to Develop a Relationship with Your Coworkers

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Maybe you’ve just never stopped to consider it, but building healthy relationships with your coworkers is an essential part of having a successful career. Even if you’re an introvert by nature, reaching out and getting to know your colleagues on a more personal can reap many benefits, including: It reduces your stress level. You may… Read more »

4 Tips for Getting the Right Kind of Feedback at a New Job

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The first 90 days on a new job set the stage for your long-term success. This is the time to deliver on the promises you made during your hiring process and solidify how your manager and peers will perceive you. No pressure, right? Seriously, while this input is critical, there are ways to get it… Read more »

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes and How to Correct Them

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It goes without saying that your resume is a critical tool in your successful job search. However, the very first thing a recruiter or hiring manager will see is your cover letter. Before you question this fact, rest assured that they will read it – and use it as the first test of your potential… Read more »

What You May Not Know When Applying for a Job

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Navigating through the start-to-finish process of applying for a job can be stressful, to say the least. No matter how hard you work to prepare, you may still wonder whether you’re forgetting or downplaying any key steps. Here are some pointers to keep in mind: Clean up and amp up your social media presence. More… Read more »

3 Tips for Proving Your Value in a Job Interview

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“Why should we hire you above all the other candidates for this job?” “How will you add value to our company?” These are two of the most important – and most likely – questions you’ll be asked in your interview. And if you’re not prepared to give a good reason why an employer should hire… Read more »

The Right Way to Follow Up after Submitting a Resume

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Following up with a company after you apply for a position is a critical step in your job search strategy. It demonstrates your level of interest and separates yours from other resumes still to be reviewed. It also shows that you understand the importance of timely follow-through.   But you don’t want to come off… Read more »

5 Tips for Having a Successful First Day of Work

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Your job search is over – and it ended well. You’ve landed the job. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to live up to expectations and hit the ground running.   It’s normal to have some anxiety as you anticipate Day One in your new role. But you can keep it at a healthy level and make… Read more »

Tips for Listing Temporary Jobs on Your Resume

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You may have doubts about listing temporary jobs on your resume, your LinkedIn profile or a job application. No worries: in fact, as long as you handle it correctly, this experience can be a real asset to your career. You may have been temping to try out a new role or industry, to balance working… Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Ask for Help at Work?

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You’ve reached the point of no return: You simply can’t get your work done without asking for help. It happens to everyone at some time. But, when and how should you ask without seeming incompetent or like you’re dumping a task on someone else? Too often, people feel that asking for help will be perceived… Read more »