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4 Tips To Get A Job From Your Personal Network


Stop wasting your time on job boards. Connections, whether personal or professional, are by far the #1 way that people acquire new employment. The fact is, most job opportunities aren’t even advertised. In a bid to avoid hours upon hours screening hundreds of resumes and interview mediocre candidates, many hiring managers bypass advertising job openings

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7 Tips For Moms Re-joining The Workforce


Are you a stay at home mother itching to return to the workforce, now that your children are grown? Or are you stuck, uncertain of how to stage your comeback after a long break? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you—just follow these 7 simple tips! Be Flexible Keep an open mind and don’t feel

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How to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”


“You’ve told me about your strengths. I want to now know what are your biggest weakness?” I hate that question. As a former recruiter, I can tell you that it doesn’t tell me anything about the quality of the candidate. In fact, I no longer use it when hiring people. Unfortunately, it still remains the

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7 Productivity Hacks Every Jobseeker Must Know


I spoke with several people who seem to be able to juggle it all. I dug deep into their best practices and learnt their secrets to success. Here are 7 productivity hacks everyone should know.   1. No Email Until 10am. What’s the first thing you do when you get into work? Check your email,

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6 Things A Headhunter Won’t Tell You


Headhunters are the gatekeepers to the most sought after jobs in every industry. Unfortunately, their processes are rather opaque. As a former headhunter, here’s my insight into the industry. It’s important as a jobseeker to understand that headhunters get paid when we successfully place you in a job. Finding a headhunter who believes in your

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20 Great Résumé Power Words


You find yourself in an elevator with the recruiter for your dream job, but you have less than a minute to make a good first impression before they have to get off. So what do you do? Most probably, you’re not going to waste that precious minute with vague, non-descriptive chatter like “I am a

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De-mystifying Executive Summaries


The recruiter for your dream job opens up your résumé file. Five seconds later, they close it. Why? Most likely, they didn’t see anything in those precious few seconds to convince them it was worth the effort to continue reading. After all, your CV is but one of dozens in the stack they will need

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Four Resume Killers To Avoid


Introduction The best and biggest weapon in your job hunt arsenal is your résumé. But all it takes is one “killer” red-flag for it to get thrown into the reject pile. To heighten your chances of a call-back, check out these top 4 killers and how to avoid them.   Unprofessional Details Your résumé is

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Ultimate Guide To Crisp Resume Language


Introduction Perhaps you’ve spent hours or even days polishing up your résumé, but the truth is, recruiters and hiring managers aren’t going to dedicate more than a few minutes to reading it. So you have to get the most out of your resume in those precious few minutes – both in terms of its visual

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