How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Email After an Interview
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by Sarah Landrum
2y ago
Congratulations — you’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams, and nailed every single question the interviewer asked you. Now it’s just time to head home and wait for your phone to ring, right? Not if you actually want to get the job. Your next step after leaving the interview should be to send your interviewer a thank-you email. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or poetic, but you need to thank them for taking the time to speak with you. Why Should You Write a Thank-You Email? A survey of employers by Career Builder found 22 percent of employers are less likely to offer a job to an i ..read more
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How to Write a Functional or Skills-Based Resume (With an Example)
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by Sarah Landrum
3y ago
Whether you’re just entering the workforce or you’ve been working professionally for years, your resume is one of the most important documents for advancing your career. As the first introduction to your skills and personality, you want your resume to accurately reflect what you’re capable of. Chances are, you’ve been told a resume should showcase your work history in a reverse chronological order. For someone who has followed a traditional path to advancing their career, this can be the best way to outline your accomplishments and relevant skills. However, a reverse chronological resume isn ..read more
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How to Showcase Your Education as Experience in Your Resume
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by Rae Keinan
4y ago
No experience is a wasted experience. If you’re starting a new career or switching into one, you might think that you don’t have any relevant experience to include in your resume…well think again! Even if you don’t have any professional experience in the new field you’re looking to enter, you can always frame your education to showcase your skills. Many projects students work on during college or certificate programs resemble real-world problems and can be used to show your potential employer how you could add value to their company. Here are a few questions that can help you brainstorm: What ..read more
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9 Best Questions to Ask at the End of the Interview
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by Sarah Landrum
5y ago
Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview. You’re one step closer to getting your dream job.  No doubt you’d start preparing for the interview questions that might be asked from you. But the interview is also a chance for you to get to the know more about the company and the role for which you’ve applied. Asking questions about the company, the hiring manager and the position also shows you’re serious about getting a feel for what working for the organization is like. It proves you’ve taken time to picture yourself in the position, and that you’re serious about finding out whether it’s the r ..read more
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How to Network Your Way to a New Job
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by Sarah Landrum
5y ago
One of the biggest struggles with getting a new job is getting noticed in the first place. If you’re only applying to jobs you find online, it could take you even longer to get an interview. Because there are dozens or even hundreds of applicants for each online posting, you have a lot of competition. However, if you have a large network, finding a new job can be much easier. When you know someone on the inside, they can let you know of jobs before they open, or ensure your resume gets in front of the right person. With the right connections, you can find the job of your dreams much sooner ..read more
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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
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by Sarah Landrum
5y ago
Employers sometimes ask for letters of recommendation from people who know the applicants. Recommendation letters can be requested as part of the initial application package or as the last step in vetting a job candidate. Organizations that ask for letters of recommendation usually ask for two or three such letters, in order to get a better feel for the candidate and make sure they’re a good fit for the company.  Gather Information to Write the Letter If you’re approached by someone to write a letter of recommendation, the first step is to gather information about the position she is looking f ..read more
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The 12-Step Plan to a Successful Career Change
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by Sarah Landrum
5y ago
Being stuck in a job that doesn’t allow you to reach your full potential can cause a lot of unwanted stress and uncertainty for many people. We’re here to remind you that you aren’t stuck, and it’s totally possible to switch into a different industry, field or position. Maybe you’ve lost interest in your current profession, or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest in another field. No matter the reason, deciding to switch careers is life-changing. To be successful at whatever it is you choose to do, you need to make the change the right way. If you’re considering a career change but don’t k ..read more
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9 Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out
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by Sarah Landrum
6y ago
There are ways to boost your LinkedIn profile so you can network with more people. We live in an age where being social on the internet is incredibly common — for some careers, it’s even expected. More than likely, you have numerous social accounts, from Facebook to Instagram and everything in between. You probably also have a LinkedIn account. While all of these social sites have their purpose and ways to connect with others, it’s important to remember that they don’t all function the same. LinkedIn is supposed to be your professional site, where you connect with business associates and loo ..read more
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