How to Use To Whom It May Concern (Alternatives Included)

By Mike Simpson Every letter needs a solid salutation. Why? Because it helps the reader figure out who you’re talking to. But what if you don’t know the name of the person you’re addressing? That’s where “to whom it may concern” comes in. “To whom it may concern” is a generic salutation that can apply…

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The Complete Guide to Severance (Pay and Package)

By Mike Simpson In some cases, if you’re laid off or let go from a job for a reason other than a performance issue or a policy violation, you might get offered severance. If you do, this can significantly ease the blow. You’ll end up with some extra post-employment support, increasing the odds that you…

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How to List References on a Resume (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Let’s face facts; writing a resume isn’t always easy. You have to choose the best resume format, discuss the right skills, cover critical achievements, and so much more, all in just a couple of pages. Then, if you need to fit references on a resume, too, it can quickly become overwhelming. Does…

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How to Write an Interview Follow-Up Email (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Nothing feels quite as good as leaving a job interview knowing that you rocked it. But after you write an amazing thank you email, what comes next? If you don’t get an offer soon, do you need to send a follow-up email after your interview, too? Or is that too much? In…

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How to Write a Resignation Letter (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson At some point in your career, you’re probably going to resign from a job. After all, practically no one stays in one role for their entire working life; moving on from time to time is normal. In fact, it’s so normal that millions of professionals leave their jobs every month. That’s right,…

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How to Write a Follow-up Email After No Response (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson As a candidate, nothing is more frustrating than having what you think is an amazing interview and then… silence. While not hearing back from the hiring manager isn’t uncommon – as it happens to about 60 percent of job seekers – that doesn’t mean it isn’t annoying. Luckily, there may be something…

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What Is Your Desired Salary? (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson What is your desired salary? It’s probably one of the most uncomfortable questions you’ll face during an interview. After all, talking about money is hard, more so when you’re put on the spot. Plus, your answer is likely to serve as a starting point for salary negotiations. Aim too low, and you…

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How to Write a Resume Profile (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Let’s face facts; looking for a job isn’t easy. As a candidate, you’re trying to find ways to stand out from the pack. You also need to ensure that the hiring manager can see at a quick glance that you’re the perfect candidate for the role. How can you pull that off?…

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Top 25 Engineering Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Getting a call from the hiring manager is exciting. It’s a big ego boost to hear that they loved your resume and want to meet you. But it also means that you’re about to face off against tough engineering interview questions and answers, and that can be scary. Luckily, you’re taking an…

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Top 30 Funny Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Every now and then, hiring managers like to throw candidates some curveballs by asking funny interview questions. While weird questions might seem like a waste of time, they really aren’t. In fact, they can reveal a lot more about you than you’d think. By nailing these funny questions, you can showcase your…

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