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Should I Really Apply? 6 Questions to Ask Before Submitting Your Resume

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So how do you avoid wasting your time and effort with those applications that might not go anywhere?

Before submitting your resume, ask yourself these six questions…   

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Does Your LinkedIn Headline Make the Right Impact?

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Your LinkedIn headline is also one of the most important fields for LinkedIn’s search algorithm.

So it should accomplish two critical elements that helps the reader find you…   

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What are Irrelevant Jobs? Which Should You Leave off Your Resume?

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A resume is a marketing document that quickly shows a potential employer how you are a fit for their job. It is not a personal or career biography.

To determine which irrelevant jobs in your past to leave off your resume, consider this…   

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Wordsmithing Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

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Wordsmithing your resume can be challenging, even frustrating.

But doing it well is one of the keys to getting past the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) used by most companies today…

   

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Before the Big Day: Job Interview Research to Get You Ahead of the Pack

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If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the hiring manager thought were just as suitable for the position as you. Your resume proved that you are qualified, but the interview is your chance to prove that you are more excited and more prepared to take on the role than any of the other candidate. How are you supposed to do that? Pre-interview research.   

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Knock-Out Questions: How to Avoid Auto-Rejection When Applying for Work

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When applying for jobs online, most of us focus on crafting a perfect resume and writing a cover letter that will make a great impression.

However, there is another gatekeeper standing between you and a job interview that is less forgiving than either of those: application knockout questions.   

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