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First Job Resume: How to Write with no Experience + (Examples)

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

You are applying for your first proper job, but how do you ensure that you don’t get rejection after rejection? This article covers how to make a resume for a first job.
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Published in Job Interview

by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

The worst job interview questions, revealed
We surveyed 2.000 Americans to determine the worst questions you could get asked when interviewing for a job. Then we took the 10 worst questions and looked for expert advice on how to tackle them
The worst job interview questions, revealed
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25 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

How to list volunteer work on your resume
Volunteer work can be a wonderful way to feature a variety of valuable skills, Here's a list of how to add volunteer work to your resume.
How to list volunteer work on your resume
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19 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to build an impressive LinkedIn profile
With the professional world becoming more and more digital (and moving at lightning speed), it's more important than ever to extend your job search and networking to the online space.
How to Build an Impressive LinkedIn Profile
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53 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

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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28 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Weaknesses: What to say when interviewers ask
Don’t be caught off guard by this common interview question about your professional weaknesses. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare a game-changing answer that turns the interview in your favor.
Weaknesses: What to say when interviewers ask
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22 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Anna MuckermanAnna Muckerman

Why you should customize your resume for each application
A custom resume can mean the difference between getting out your suit for that final interview, and never even getting a phone call. Here's why you should customize your resume for each job application.
Why you should customize your resume for each application
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22 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Thank you email after interview, with examples
Is it important to send a thank you email after a job interview? Only if you really want the job! Here are some tips on how to write this thank you note and when to send it, along with some examples.
Thank You Email After Interview,  with Examples
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22 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

12 things you should say during a job interview
Preparation is key for any successful job interview. These top 12 expert phrases will make sure you're the candidate that really stands out from the crowd!
12 things you should say during a job interview
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6 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

How to list publications on a resume like a pro with examples
If you’ve gone through the trials of writing a paper or article, don’t be afraid to brag about it. Here’s how to list publications on your resume like a professional.
How to list publications on a resume like a pro with examples
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12 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Two weeks’ notice letter: What to leave in, what to leave out
A two weeks’ notice letter of resignation is a professional courtesy and at times a contractual obligation. Here’s how to let your boss know you’re leaving without any unnecessary unpleasantness.
Two weeks’ notice letter: What to leave in, what to leave out
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14 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

Do I have to include all jobs on my resume?
Many people struggle when faced with the task, do I add all my experience to my resume? While there are no hard-and-fast rules concerning your previous employment, the following tips should help you give you a better idea of whether or not it's necessary to list all of your past jobs on your resume.
Do I have to include all jobs on my resume?
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18 min read
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