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Paul Drury, Content writer / HR Specialist
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 Cover Letter

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How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
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.
How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
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13 min read

Published in Job Interview

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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

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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 Job Interview

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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

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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

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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 Job Interview

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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

Published in Career

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How to tell your boss you’re quitting
That’s it, you have made the decision to seek pastures new. You may be leaving for another opportunity, or you may want to find some clarity before making your next move. Whatever the case, here is how to break the news to your boss.
How to tell your boss you’re quitting
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

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The best personality examples for your resume
The stories that you share in your resume will hint at the personality behind the professional. Hiring managers will have a good idea what sort of person they want on their team, so how do you convey the job-winning traits? This blog explores the answer.
The best personality examples for your resume
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11 min read

Published in Resume Help

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40+ hobbies and interests for your resume to impress any interviewer
It has long been a job search rule that experienced professionals should not put hobbies and interests on resumes. However, as work/life boundaries shift, employers are increasingly interested in the broader aspects of a candidate’s personality. Time for a rethink.
40+ hobbies and interests for your resume to impress any interviewer
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18 min read
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