Category Archives: Job Search

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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First Impression Bias in Hiring: More Real Than You Think [Infographic]

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You have one chance to make a first impression. In hiring, as in anything, sometimes a first impression steers the direction of the interview. Much of the first impression you leave falls under your control. But, unbelievably, first impression bias based on factors you can’t control still exists. It’s always difficult to think that you left a bad impression. You always think you could have done more. Sometimes, however, it’s not your fault.   

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No Work Experience? Try These 5 Tips to Improve Your Job Search

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If you’re a recent graduate or entering the workforce after an extended break, you know it’s a tough market for those with little to no work experience. Amassing that experience that makes you a viable candidate can seem like a circular predicament with no solution in sight, but there’s light at the end of the job search tunnel. Keep reading for five helpful tips on how to approach your job search when you have no work experience.   

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How to Tell When an Applicant Tracking System is Reading Your Resume

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The first step to beating the system is knowing when an ATS is reading your resume.

Here are 4 things that can help you spot an Applicant Tracking System…   

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11 New Critical Skills Every Marketing Candidates Must Possess

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As a candidate for that marketing job you really want, what’s most important when it comes to cutting through the noise? How do you show you’re the best one for the job? To gain their insight, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: When hiring for a marketing role, what newer skills or competencies are now critical? Yes, we know not everyone is looking for a job in marketing. But at some point, we’re all marketers and sellers… even if we’re just selling ourselves! Plus, some of this advice is so good it applies to nearly   

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