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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 to accept a job offer + copyable examples
The words you use to accept a job offer will be the first as a new employee of the company that’s just decided to take you on. It’s worth reflecting on how you’ll answer this exciting piece of news. In this blog, we’ll walk you through exactly what you should and shouldn’t say.
How to accept a job offer + copyable examples
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10 min read

Published in Job Interview

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100+ icebreaker questions in an interview
While an employer may think of icebreaker questions as a friendly way to start the interview, job seekers might wonder whether there are ulterior motives involved. Luckily, we’re here to help get it sorted out with the most common ice breakers and the best ways to answer them.
100+ Icebreaker questions in an interview
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23 min read

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25+ jobs for teens (with job search advice)
There are all sorts of jobs for teens available. Opportunities will vary depending on the local amenities, but there are undeniable lessons to be learned as teenagers earn their first wages. We explore a few of the most common roles.
25+ jobs for teens (with job search advice)
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21 min read

Published in Resume Help

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How to introduce yourself (with examples)
A great introduction can set the tone of the rest of the interview and give the employer (and yourself!) confidence in your skills and abilities. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to making a great introduction.
How to introduce yourself (with examples)
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15 min read

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What to bring to an interview (and what to leave at home)
What to bring to an interview may seem secondary to preparing for the employer’s toughest questions, but what you decide to take with you and (what you leave at home) can make or break your experience.
What to bring to an interview (and what to leave at home)
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23 min read

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How to answer interview questions with the STAR method
Every interview answer needs a structure and the STAR method is a great way to prove competency. Here’s how to apply it in an interview and land your next position!
How to answer interview questions with the STAR method
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20 min read

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What to wear for a job interview?
With wardrobes and drawers full of clothes, how do you choose what to wear for an interview? Your answer may well be different for each interview that you attend, so make sure that you do your homework on your future employer. Let’s explore a few ideas.
What to wear for a job interview?
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20 min read

Published in Resume Help

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How to answer “Why did you leave your last job?”
“Why did you leave your last job?” is a classic interview question that should be answered carefully. A prudent response can help you win over the employer and put you on the path to landing the position.
How to answer “Why did you leave your last job?”
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27 min read

Published in Job Interview

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60+ Behavioral interview questions – tips and examples
Behavioral interview questions will be on the tip of an interviewer’s tongue for much of any job interview. Your specific role in your past accomplishments will inform them of how you might perform in the future. Answer the questions well and the job is yours.
60+ Behavioral interview questions – tips and examples
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24 min read

Published in Resume Help

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10 Leadership skills to include on your resume + examples
Sharing your array of leadership skills is essential to securing your dream job, so which ones do you showcase on your resume and how do you talk about them?
10 Leadership skills to include on your resume + examples
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20 min read
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