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

13 of the Best Questions to Ask the Hiring Manager During an Interview

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By Natalia Autenrieth -Top Interview Add these questions to your interview checklist. Whether you’re looking for your first job or are a seasoned professional, a positive impression during the interview is key to getting an offer. When you ask a hiring manager insightful questions during a job interview, you demonstrate your professionalism, thoughtfulness, and commitment…. read more

12 interview questions that are designed to trick you

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By Taylor Tobin – Ladders Employers can gather useful intel by including a few inquiries that require quick thinking and on-the-spot personal analysis. We want to start by offering the following reassurance: nine times out of ten, employers aren’t formulating interview questions with the express purpose of tripping you up. They’re asking for information that can legitimately… read more

13 Questions Hiring Managers Love to Ask in Phone Interviews (and How to Answer Like a Pro)

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By Alyse Kalish – theMuse Most of us don’t like surprises in the job search. Because honestly, finding and landing the job of your dreams is stressful enough—tossing an extra curveball on top doesn’t help. So we’ll help avoid any surprises in one of the more difficult parts—and often the first part—of the job search:… read more

Not doing this one thing dramatically decreases your chance at landing an interview

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By CW Headley – Ladders Using this thing on their resume resulted in a 71% higher callback rate than those who didn’t. Young professionals seeking to distinguish themselves in a sea of peers boasting similar assets might do well to consider boosting their visibility online-specifically via the massive business and employment-oriented service, known as Linkedin…. read more

I took a step down the career ladder and I’ve never been happier

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By Lydia Dishman – Fast Co. For most people, taking a lower-level job would be career suicide. But these executives prove it can be a launchpad to bigger and better things. “I was super excited,” Tanya Garcia tells Fast Company. And no wonder. In 2017, when she was just 30 years old, Garcia got promoted… read more

Why the next text you get may be the start of your job interview

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By Sheila McClear – Ladders “It’s about the candidate experience. The traditional recruiting process is oftentimes very slow and disrespectful to the candidate’s time.” What would you think if you submitted an application, and your first contact with a potential employer or recruiter was a text from a bot? That’s already the case for scores… read more