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Paul Drury, Content writer / HR Specialist
With a decade’s experience of writing about job search and recruitment topics, Paul understands the power of words to influence mindsets and alter destinies. His previous recruitment career taught him that the seeds of a successful job search are sown long before you come to writing your resume. Dad of two great teenage kids and husband to a long-suffering writing widow.
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Published in Resume Help

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Should you include LinkedIn on your resume?
An informative LinkedIn profile can be a crucial asset to any job seeker. In which circumstances should you choose to include LinkedIn on your resume?
Should you include LinkedIn on your resume?
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13 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Hard skills vs. soft skills: What they are and how to use them to your advantage
The hard and soft skills that underpin your achievements indicate your suitability for a role. This blog will show you how to highlight them during the recruitment process.
Hard skills vs. soft skills: What they are and how to use them to your advantage
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18 min read

Published in Career

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Who can you use as a reference for a first job?
It is impossible to secure that crucial first job if the hiring manager has minimal evidence that you have what it takes. Persuasive references can make all the difference. This blog will quickly answer some of the most common questions regarding references.
Who can you use as a reference for a first job?
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13 min read

Published in Resume Help

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How to list awards on a resume (with examples)
Winning an award at work or during your education might seem like a pleasant pat on the back at the time, but a relevant award can also impress a potential hiring manager.
How to list awards on a resume (with examples)
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13 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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10 short cover letter samples to use in 2022
Just because popular advice says that a cover letter should not be longer than one page, doesn’t mean it has to fill one page. We share 10 different short cover letter samples to ponder.
10 short cover letter samples to use in 2022
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21 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
A message to a hiring manager at the beginning of the hiring process could go two ways. Here is what you need to do to make sure that it secures you that crucial interview.
How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
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17 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to answer the interview question “What motivates you?”
Every interviewer wants to feel that a candidate can’t wait to get started in the job. While the reasons for their motivation may vary, it is the strength of their conviction that will win the day. What makes you excited about coming to work?
How to answer the interview question “What motivates you?”
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to answer “What are your career goals?”
Compelling career goals help show an employer you are motivated and ambitious. This blog will walk you through the dos and don’ts of expressing your career goals.
How to answer “What are your career goals?”
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to respond to “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Most job seekers are unsure of what exactly they want out of their next role, let alone what lies in wait five years from now. This question is an interview staple for good reason. It will shine a light on your suitability and motivation.
How to respond to “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
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23 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

20 LinkedIn profile tips to use in 2022
An impressive LinkedIn profile is a must for anyone looking for a job, Here are 20 expert tips on how to impress potential employers with your LinkedIn profile.
20 LinkedIn profile tips to use in 2022
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24 min read
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