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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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Published in Job Interview

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How long does it take to hear back after an interview?
It will always take longer to hear back after an interview than candidates would prefer. In this blog, we explore the reasons for potential delays and how to cope with the wait.
How long does it take to hear back after an interview?
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12 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to write a follow-up interview email
No matter how the interview went, a follow-up email is an expected part of the job search process. Let the hiring manager know where you stand with a thoughtful note.
How to write a follow-up interview email
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18 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Top 10 jobs after college
Some students understandably don’t worry too much about getting a job after college, but others plan their first career moves meticulously. Here are ten popular jobs for someone who has just left college. You need to start somewhere.
Top 10 jobs after college
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Great free certificate courses you can add to your resume!
If you have taken the time to further your industry knowledge with some free certificate courses, they may provide a useful additional chapter in your resume career story.
Great free certificate courses you can add to your resume!
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14 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to put publications on a resume
Putting relevant industry publications on a resume is a popular way of enhancing your job application. If you have had the opportunity to share a message that has proven popular with an audience, why wouldn’t you want to share it with a prospective employer?
How to put publications on a resume
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10 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to discuss compensation expectations in an interview
You should feel a frisson of excitement when it comes to a serious conversation about compensation with a potential future boss. There is a lot on the line for them, too. Here is how you manage the compensation expectations discussion like a pro.
How to discuss compensation expectations in an interview
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13 min read

Published in Career

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Job responsibilities examples - for popular roles
If you are looking for a job, you will encounter countless job responsibilities examples within recruitment advertising. No one role is the same – responsibilities may vary from company to company, so read between the lines.
Job responsibilities examples - for popular roles
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20 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to Answer “Walk Me Through Your Resume”
The toughest interview questions are those where you could say almost anything you want. A boring answer to “walk me through your resume” has the potential to kill the vibe of any interview. An exciting response may conversely mean that the job is as good as yours.
How to Answer “Walk Me Through Your Resume”
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11 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

An anxious person’s guide to interviews
Everyone experiences anxiety before and during an interview. That is entirely normal. The outcome simply matters too much. Having said that, if you are prone to excessive levels of anxiety at critical moments, this blog may suggest some ways to lessen the impact.
An anxious person’s guide to interviews
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12 min read

Published in Resume Help

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The truth about lying on your resume
Filling your resume with exclusively truthful statements about your career is harder than you might think. Lying on a resume can take many forms. Don’t give in to temptation.
The truth about lying on your resume
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12 min read
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