Author Archives: Danny Rubin

8 Email Fails that Can Ruin Your Professional Reputation

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The emails messages we send could doom new opportunities and restrict our career development. Yes, this seems harsh… but it happens every day.

So here are 8 simple ways to improve our communication, and our reputation, via email…   

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Job Seekers: Should You Include a Resume Photo or Headshot?

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No. No you should not. Quick answer, right? Let me explain further why a resume photo or headshot is not a good idea…

For starters, including a resume photo is a big risk. Many jobseekers don’t have professional headshots and will instead choose cropped Facebook photos that make them look way too casual…   

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Workplace 101: Courteous, Professional (and Absolutely Necessary) Email Replies

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Email replies are Courteous, Professional, and Absolutely Necessary There are four reasons why you should answer every work email when a reply is appropriate. You’d be amazed how much goodwill you can generate from a five-second response.
   

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Uncommon Qualities of Truly Authentic Millennials

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Over the years, Gen Y has become the arbiter of authenticity. But if we demand “realness” from others, including business and world leaders, shouldn’t we also seek it in ourselves?

Below are 11 authentic traits I’ve observed among “uncommon” people in our generation. Do they describe you?   

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Filenames for Your Resume and Cover Letter: More Important Than You Think

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For many job seekers, the filenames, titles, and URL names they provide employers are quite often more important than they think.

Because when recruiters and employers see vague attachments to your email or applications, they aren’t exactly to excited to open the files…   

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Following Up on a Competitive Job Application

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The job market is a crowded place, especially for young adults. Although the job market is improving and becoming more employee friendly, there are still a lot of young professionals gunning for the same opportunities. When you send a competitive job application, you need every advantage possible. The application follow-up is one way to gain an edge and give you peace of mind. To help you do just that, here is a step-by-step guide to following up after submitting your job applications… Step 1: Lay Low for 24 Hours If someone responds via email and says, ‘Thanks for applying. We’ll   

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