Author Archives: Danny Rubin

A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Job Application Follow Up

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There’s a lot of recent grads and young professionals gunning for the same opportunities. So you need every advantage possible, especially when it comes to your job application follow up.

As many successful job seekers have found, the application follow up is one way to gain an edge and give you peace of mind…   

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Finally: The Perfect Resume Template for Young Professionals

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I created a resume template for an effective young professional resume. Why is the resume template effective?

Read it all the way through. Then see the explanations for each section at the bottom…   

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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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