Make Your Resume Stand Out

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It’s time to find a job — perhaps your position for the next six months, the next six years or maybe even longer. No matter what, you must get the job first, and one major part of that is still the résumé. Remember, this document helps answer the questions, “Why should we hire you? What… Read more »

How Do You Discuss Negative Work Experience in an Interview?

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Discussing work history during an interview can sometimes seem like a rather complicated dance – or a walk through a field of landmines. You want to be careful to avoid saying anything negative about your previous employers. Find a way to truthfully talk about past experiences without bad-mouthing anyone involved – speaking negatively actually reflects… Read more »

Phone Interview? Don’t forget to ask these seven key questions.

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If you’ve gotten to the phone interview portion of the process, pat yourself on the back: It’s sometimes just one step away from an in-person interview, or at least a next phone interview with more top brass. Now, while you may certainly partake in the phone interview in your comfiest jammies or a suit to… Read more »

The Difference Between Average Workers and Top Performers

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While good managers and HR personnel can recognize what makes an employee stand out in the most positive and negative of ways, what distinguishes an average worker from that top performer? Again, in some ways, easy to spot, but it’s worth considering the differences in terms of ROI: (monetary, efficiency, time). When you stop to… Read more »