Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

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By Jane Burnett – Ladders It’s normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn’t do. Don’t freak out Sara McCord, a freelance writer and editor, writes in The Muse that you shouldn’t “drive yourself crazy” when you haven’t been contacted yet about if you… read more

The Best Responses to “Are You Willing to Relocate?” Depending on Your Situation

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By Alyse Kalish – theMuse Some interview situations catch you off guard, even if you didn’t think they could possibly be all that tricky to navigate. Take answering the question, “Are you willing to relocate for the job?” Sure, in theory, it basically requires a straight yes-or-no response (“yes I will move” or “no I won’t”), but… read more

4 Ways to Answer the Interview Question “When Can You Start?”

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By Quinisha Jackson-Wright:theMuse I remember my first time hearing “When can you start?” while interviewing for a job. I had finally gotten the call to meet with a prospective employer and spent hours beforehand practicing responses for the standard interview questions. But I was totally unprepared for the interviewer to ask when I could start. Caught… read more

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

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by The Muse Editor Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. While we don’t recommend having a canned… read more

5 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter as a Career Changer (With Samples!)

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By Jaclyn Westlake – theMuse Making a career change can be exciting, but it’s not without its challenges—like, for example, that some less open-minded hiring managers might have a hard time understanding how your work history fits with their current needs. So you’ll want to do everything you can to help sell a prospective employer… read more

7 Traits That Can Move a Potential New Hire’s Resume to the Short List

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By Recruiter.com   1. A Focus on Action and Results The one trait that makes me want to move a candidate to the short list is when they list the action and results of an assignment or project instead of just listing the task. — Jilea Hemmings, Best Tyme  2. Leadership in a Volunteer Organization Someone who… read more

How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

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By Joseph Liu – Forbes The most unsettling periods of my own life have been when I made a major career change, whether that involved quitting medical school to pursue a career in business, relocating from San Francisco to London, or leaving the corporate world to start my own career consultancy. Make no mistake, career… read more

31 things you should remove from your resume immediately

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By Rachel Gillett and Allana Akhtar – Ladders Avoid including a job on your resume if you only held the position for a short period of time, Gelbard says. Especially avoid jobs you were let go from. Every job application starts with a resume. Hiring managers gather resumes to determine when to interview promising candidates… read more