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9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

Success

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Selecting the most powerful words to describe your experience can make a huge impact on a potential employer. Here are 24 words for your resume.

Templates

How to apply for a job even if the company isn’t hiring

You can wait for hiring opportunities or you can grab them. A polished email introduction to a company could change the entire course of your career.

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Can you wait till the application deadline to apply? Don’t be so sure

Some may see an application deadline and think, "Sweet, I have weeks to prepare my cover letter," but career experts caution against waiting too long.

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This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

A recruiting manager at Amazon said not explaining your job accomplishments clearly on a resume is one key way to alienate recruiters from the outset.

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How to apply to a job you’re not totally qualified for

If you’re finding a job that you don’t perfectly fit the requirements for but you really want to pursue them anyway, here are some things to keep in mind.

News

More companies lowering bar on degree and experience requirements

Job seekers have faced the frustrating conundrum of needing a job in order to get experience and experience to get the job. Well, not as much anymore.

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Lack experience? Make it up

In most cases, you don’t need to wait for the work to come to you. Instead, create your own opportunities to gain the experience you need – by doing it.

Resume

How to create a resume that will slay

The resume you submit to a recruiter is how you make a first impression. Obviously, you want it to wow recruiters, and leave them wanting to know more. The single most challenging thing about the job search process is getting a recruiter interested in you just by this one-page document.

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4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

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5 fonts that are better for your resume than Times New Roman

If your resume is meant to represent you, then you want to look your best, right? Well, apparently using Times New Roman on a resume is the font equivalent of “putting on sweatpants” for a job interview, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Business article. Since we would never let that happen, here are the five best fonts to use on your resume instead of that boring, serif-filled default.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.

How To

5 ways to get ahead in your job search – before you even start

If you were to jump ship at work tomorrow, how prepared would you be to start up your job search again? Here's what to have ready — before the time comes.

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The Top 10 words men use on resumes versus women are shockingly different

Research by the University College London and recruiting platform Oleeo found that words women use on a resume may hurt their chances of landing a job.

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The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts

We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.

How To

From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

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10 social media rules for new college graduates

If you’re serious about your career you should treat your social media profiles as an extension of your resume. Our social profiles are representative of our personalities, pastimes, and interests, so it’s vital to be conveying the correct image of yourself to current or prospective employers.

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Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume

There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.

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How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.

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How to address an employment gap in your resume

You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.

Resume

What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume

In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.

Career Advice

The Do’s and Don’ts for writing your first post-grad resume

As a post-grad, it can often feel like the whole world is at your fingertips, but you have no clue where to start the career search. To help you set yourself up well as you kick off the beginning of your career, we’re tackling the first and greatest hurdle you might face: writing your resume.

“Cool” job! Different words attract job candidates in different cities

If you're an employer seeking top candidates, think carefully about describing a job you need to fill as "cool."

Job Search

How do I use the right keywords on my resume?

On a resume, lead with your skills because, in the crowded, competitive world of online job applications, your skill set matters above all. Somewhere, a robot is waiting to call your name.

Cover Letter

4 ways you’re killing your cover letter

We've all messed up a cover letter by using specific words and phrases— here's what else has most likely happened to you, and why you shouldn't even think about going down these paths.