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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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Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
You will likely apply to plenty of jobs during a job search. But what if a company posts several job listings and you feel qualified for more than one of them? Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
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9 min read

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How to write a salary negotiation email
Penning an email to respond to a job offer is a monumental moment in your career. You have a job offer in front of you, but what if that salary offer isn’t quite where you would like it to be? How should you write a salary negotiation email?
How to write a salary negotiation email
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10 min read

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Hostile work environment: key signs and examples
There is nothing worse than working in a hostile work environment where harassment and other unwelcome conduct go unchecked. If workplace bullies know that they can get away with it, intimidation and discrimination will dominate the culture.
Hostile work environment: key signs and examples
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11 min read

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7 Best jobs for people with social anxiety
You might think that social anxiety would prove a barrier to earning a living, but there are plenty of jobs to suit someone who is socially anxious. It is not healthy to shut yourself away entirely—just a little contact with others is often enough.
7 Best jobs for people with social anxiety
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11 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Skills-based resumes: a strategic approach to job applications
Skills-based resumes put more of an emphasis on the skills required for a role, rather than what was achieved at each previous employer. We explore when this format (also known as a functional resume) may prove most useful for a job seeker.
Skills-based resumes: a strategic approach to job applications
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

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12 Resume mistakes and how to avoid them
When it comes to crafting your resume, you need to sweat the small stuff. Hiring managers will be looking for every indication of your suitability. Any resume mistake can easily count against you.
12 Resume mistakes and how to avoid them
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9 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Hybrid resumes: a flexible solution for today’s job market?
No job search should be governed by strict rules. Every individual situation demands a personal approach – a hybrid resume may be a valid option in certain cases.
Hybrid resumes: a flexible solution for today’s job market?
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7 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Professional skills to showcase on your resume
Most of us have a list of hard and soft skills that we have developed over our careers. Which skills will impress your future boss? How should you include them in your resume?
Professional skills to showcase on your resume
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12 min read

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What are the pros and cons of unlimited PTO?
Is unlimited paid time off an HR trick to get talented employees in the door, only for them to realize that the limits are very real? We look at the reality of this popular benefit.
What are the pros and cons of unlimited PTO?
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9 min read

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How to apply for jobs if you have a criminal record
Applying for a job when you have a criminal record is complicated, but not impossible. We explore the potential and pitfalls of a delicate situation.
How to apply for jobs if you have a criminal record
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9 min read
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