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10 Words You Must Avoid During a Job Search

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Imagine you’ve found the job of your dreams. You tailored your cover letter and resume perfectly. Your application was impeccable. The phone rings. An interview! You do all the right research. You prepare all the right answers, and questions. Your dress is perfectly aligned with the culture. You nailed it!

After the interview, however: weeks go by and you haven’t heard a peep from the employer…   

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7 Resume Myths That Mean You Stay Unemployed

Resume Myths Versus Fact

When it comes to resumes, many job seekers seem to think all they need is a cover letter to fill in those pesky work gaps and mention those in-demand soft skills. Unfortunately, that mindset means your resume ends up on the rejection heap – and that you stay unemployed.

“There are quite a few mistakes with resumes, including the cover letter legend,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director with Robert Half. “The resume myths sometimes outweigh the facts.”   

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To Find Your Perfect Job: Go Undercover

Undercover Job Search

John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You’ll Love says: ‘Only about 20 to 30 percent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.’ So to find the perfect job… you may have go undercover.

It sounds illogical: why would employers hide vacancies? The reason is simple: employers want to take as much risk as possible out of the recruitment process…   

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10 Questions You Should NEVER Ask in a Job Interview

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You’ve spent the last 45 minutes sitting in a job interview; the hiring manager is about to wrap up. And right then, the hiring manager asks:

“Do you have any questions for me?”

You were prepared. But you lock up! In an effort to think on your feet, you blurt out, “How much does this position pay?” Once you see the expression on the hiring manager’s face, you know: you messed up…   

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7 Can’t Lose Questions for Your Next Job Interview

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In almost every interview, your turn to ask questions has the potential to create that approving nod we all crave, or that big yawn that makes us all cringe.

So while it’s important to prepare your answers for the job interview, it’s also valuable to plan out your questions…   

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5 Resume and Interview Red Flags Recruiters Won’t Ignore

Red Flag Warnings for Recruiters

Every year, hiring managers and HR professionals read thousands of resumes. They know what to look for in a good way. And they sure know how to find the red flags that indicate a less-than-desirable candidate. Should they miss a red flag, now worries; they have an entire job interview to uncover what you are trying to hide.

Here’s a look at six of those red flags hiring managers can’t, or won’t, ignore.   

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