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5 Steps to Help You Survive the Resume Screening Process

Surviving the Job Application Process

Regardless of what you’ve heard or read, a successful job search is not the result of winning a “numbers game.” Applying for as many jobs as possible as quickly as possible is not a winning strategy. In fact, it’s a waste of time – yours, and the employer’s. Succeeding in a job search takes focus and attention to detail. Show potential employers that you’d be the kind of employee they would want – the kind of employee who pays attention and does a good job, someone who is a reliable team member, someone they would want to work with. Describing   

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Is “Experience Required” a Suggestion? Or a Rule?


I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: The “years of experience” section of a job description is often a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3 to 5 years of experience. (I had none.) The job I just got “required” 5+ years of experience. (How much experience do I actually have? 3 years.)

One of the often overlooked keys to searching for jobs is to not rely on the job description too heavily…   

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In 7 Steps: Exactly How to Follow Up on a Job Application

Exactly How to Follow Up

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting the unemployment rate for 20-to-29-year-olds is 13.5%, the job market is a crowded place for younger adults… and you need every advantage possible.

With that in mind, check out this step-by-step guide to following up on a job application…   

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