The Elevator

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How to say goodbye to a colleague
How to say goodbye to a colleague

by Emily StokerEmily Stoker

Saying goodbye is never easy. However, nailing workplace etiquette while saying something sincere to a coworker who is moving on is particularly tricky. Find out how in this blog post including 40+ examples of leaving messages for a colleague.
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Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

This tool removes unnecessary corporate jargon from your emails
Resume.io created a Chrome extension that highlights corporate jargon phrases and buzzwords in your unsent email and suggests replacing them with strong, plain-English alternatives, helping you to communicate with colleagues in a way that is clear, concise and more accessible.
This tool removes unnecessary corporate jargon from your emails
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10 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

Why should we hire you? 10 Tips on how to answer this common interview question
When an interviewer asks “why should we hire you?” you might freeze. Don’t panic. Read our expert advice on how to easily navigate this interview question.
Why should we hire you? 10 Tips on how to answer this common interview question
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16 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

Which country gets the most paid vacation days?
Resume.io analysed the laws covering annual statutory paid leave and paid public holidays in 197 countries across the globe to reveal where in the world employees are entitled to the most time off whilst still being paid.
Which country gets the most paid vacation days?
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Robert LyonsRobert Lyons

How do you give a 30-second elevator pitch?
Whether you’re quickly presenting yourself to a new hiring manager, trying to speak to management about a promotion, or simply presenting a new idea, crafting the perfect elevator pitch will help you give that speech efficiently and effectively.
How do you give a 30-second elevator pitch?
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16 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Bad resume examples
Is your resume bad? Probably not. Could it be better? Well, maybe. Have a look at our bad resume examples and see if you recognize anything that you could improve.
Bad resume examples
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10 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to ask for a promotion
Sensing that you are close to a promotion is an exciting feeling that too many people do not act on early enough. Here is how you ask for a promotion. And get it!
How to ask for a promotion
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14 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
Cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude — any of these hard-won claims to bragging rights may sound like mumbo jumbo to those who are both unfamiliar and impressed. Be mystified no more, as we decipher and differentiate these Latin terms using relatable language.
Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
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13 min read

Published in Career

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

Statement of qualifications: What is it and do I need one?
A statement of qualifications may be a required part of your job application or a choice you make about how best to present your skills. What does it contain and how do you go about creating one? Read the blog below for tips and examples.
Statement of qualifications: What is it and do I need one?
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9 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

What is a cover letter?
What is a cover letter? What should it cover? How can a page of writing make an incremental difference to the chances of securing an interview?
What is a cover letter?
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Putting your expected graduation date on your resume
Work and study now, graduate later. If that’s your timeline and you’re looking for a job, don’t let this common sticking point stand in your way: How do I put my expected graduation date on a resume? It’s really quite easy. Here are some tips and examples.
Putting your expected graduation date on your resume
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6 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

How to quantify your resume bullets (with examples)
Show them the money. Give them some numbers. Facts and figures are your friends. Of all the job search advice you’ve heard more than once, “quantify your resume bullet points” is likely high on the list. That advice does bear repeating because of the job-winning difference it can make.
How to quantify your resume bullets
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9 min read
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