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How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

A message to a hiring manager at the beginning of the hiring process could go two ways. Here is what you need to do to make sure that it secures you that crucial interview.
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Published in Resume Help

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

How to show a promotion on your resume: The simple guide
Showing off your promotion doesn’t have to be hard. In this blog, we reveal three of the simple ways you can list this achievement on your resume.
How to show a promotion on your resume: The simple guide
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10 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

13 interview questions asked by successful business leaders (and how to answer them)
Elon Musk has an interview question for you, and we know the answer: the North Pole.
13 Interview Questions Asked by Successful Business Leaders (And How to Answer Them)
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11 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to answer the interview question “What motivates you?”
Every interviewer wants to feel that a candidate can’t wait to get started in the job. While the reasons for their motivation may vary, it is the strength of their conviction that will win the day. What makes you excited about coming to work?
How to answer the interview question “What motivates you?”
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12 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to answer “What are your career goals?”
Compelling career goals help show an employer you are motivated and ambitious. This blog will walk you through the dos and don’ts of expressing your career goals.
How to answer “What are your career goals?”
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13 min read

Published in Career

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

The best jobs for seniors (with 30+ examples)
Whether for pleasure, extra cash or just something to pass the days of retirement, many seniors are going back to work. If you’re looking to join them, this blog will offer tips for your job hunt along with dozens of examples for your next position.
The best jobs for seniors (with 30+ examples)
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29 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to respond to “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Most job seekers are unsure of what exactly they want out of their next role, let alone what lies in wait five years from now. This question is an interview staple for good reason. It will shine a light on your suitability and motivation.
How to respond to “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
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23 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

20 LinkedIn profile tips to use in 2022
An impressive LinkedIn profile is a must for anyone looking for a job, Here are 20 expert tips on how to impress potential employers with your LinkedIn profile.
20 LinkedIn profile tips to use in 2022
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24 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Critical thinking skills: What are they and why do employers care about them?
Thinking through a difficult problem with a logical and unbiased approach lies at the heart of great decision making. Critical thinking skills are highly prized by all employers, so make sure to talk about them during your job search.
Critical thinking skills: What are they and why do employers care about them?
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15 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

The highest-paying jobs and how to land them
If you’re looking for the highest-paying jobs out there, it helps to have a “Dr.” in front of your name. But top-paying jobs abound, and with the right education, training and experience, one of them could be yours.
The highest-paying jobs and how to land them
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30 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

How to write a thank you letter for a job offer (with copyable examples)
Congratulations on your job offer! There’s no better mood and energy booster, no matter how draining the hiring process might have been. That’s why it’s the best time to write and send a job offer thank-you letter. Just a few straightforward steps will achieve multiple communication tasks in one simple but versatile letter.
How to write a thank you letter for a job offer (with copyable examples)
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Why are you interested in this position?
There are many motivations for wanting a new role, but which ones will serve you best in an interview? You can guarantee this question will come up and your answer should provide a solid foundation for the rest of the interview.
Why are you interested in this position?
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10 min read
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