Author Archives: Simply Hired

Sunshine and Smiles: A Happy Interviewee is Often a Happy Employee

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Smiles and other facial expressions are a critical aspect of human interaction. Even our pets can recognize when we’re smiling and what it means.

Want to hear how to use your smile to positively affect your job prospects? Read on!   

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Twitter Networking: How to Tweet Your Way to Your Next Job

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When it comes to networking platforms that could help you land that job of your dreams, candidates have a variety of options.

Resourceful candidates, however, would be remiss to overlook the value of the now-280 character canvas that is Twitter networking…   

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Word Choice: How to Avoid Saying the Wrong Thing in Job Interviews

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Have you ever been the unwitting victim to the word “moist”? Or had the displeasure of sitting through cringe-worthy phrases such as “firstly,” “funner,” or the always dreaded “irregardless”?

If so, you know the impact a poor word choice can have on the average listener, especially an employer.   

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Get Your Zen On: The Art of Staying Interview Calm

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In the middle of a recital, business proposal, presentation, or other career-making moments our calm sometimes disappears.

If this sounds like an all-too-familiar scenario, never fear. We have a few tried and true tips to help you chill out, relax and keep your interview calm on…   

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Passive Voice: How to Avoid this Costly Resume Choice

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It’s time to take a trip on the “way back when” time machine. Today, we’re going back to that day in junior high where Ms. Periwinkle preached on about the dangers of writing in the passive voice.

Don’t worry… your resume, cover letter, and job prospects will thank you for taking the trip.   

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The Cover Letter Opening Line: How to Make a Great First Impression

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Avoid excessive wordiness or long and elaborate tales of your job history. Employers want also to know what you have to offer. And they want to know why you would make a great fit.

All in a single sentence.   

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