How To Write A Cover Letter (Sample Included)

By Mike Simpson So you want to learn how to write a cover letter… But let me ask you this: Have you ever been on a blind date? It can be overwhelmingly nerve wracking. There you are, all dressed up in your finest, ready to sit down across the table from someone you know absolutely…

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15 Things You Never (Ever) Want to Hear During Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson We’ve all been there… You’re firmly planted in your chair, chest puffed out as you rattle off perfect answers to any interview question the hiring manager throws at you… “This isn’t so bad!  I’m a shoe-in for this position,” you surely think as the taste of victory fills your mouth and visions…

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Job Interview Questions and Answers 101

By Mike Simpson “And now, for our feature presentation…” Normally these words would signal you to lean back in your movie theater chair, put on your 3D glasses and start shoveling buttery popcorn into your face for the next two-and-a-half-hours. But in this case, while your job interview does have the potential to be an Oscar-winning…

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What To Wear To An Interview

By Mike Simpson Give yourself a pat on the back.  After all… You did it! Only a week ago you got that call that you had a job interview coming, and a long, stressful preparation lay ahead of you. “What do I need to study?  What questions am I going to be asked?  And what…

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Send This Thank You Email After Interview (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Ok, so you’re feeling like a “big shot.” Your cover letter and resume were the stuff of legends. Your suit was finely pressed, you had a nice spritz of your favorite scent on and anyone within 10 miles could see that you were having the best hair day of your life. And the…

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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile For Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson Resume…check. Cover letter…check. Fancy new corporate outfit…check. Perfectly crafted and optimized LinkedIn profile… Uh oh… Just when you thought you had covered every angle, crossed every “t” and dotted every lower-case “j”, you realize that your LinkedIn profile is opened up on the screen on the hiring manager’s computer as you go…

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5 Essential Resume Tips That Will Land You The Interview

By Mike Simpson Here we go again.  Another job application, and another resume submission. Have you ever just sat there, looked at your resume and thought, “I wouldn’t hire me after reading this.  This thing is putting me to sleep…” Don’t worry!  We’ve all been there. Here’s the thing.  It’s tough to make resumes exciting! …

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How To Turn Down A Job Offer (And Not Look Like a Fool)

By Mike Simpson If you are of the same generation as Jeff and I, you probably remember when actress Sally Field was accepting an Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart” and she was up on the podium clutching her statue, tears streaming down her cheeks and she said (cringe), “You like me, you really really like me!”…

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Behavioral Interview Questions And Answers 101

By Mike Simpson Imagine you’re sitting on a black folding chair in the middle of the hiring manager’s office at your very next job interview. You want this job. Bad. You’re eye to eye with the hiring manager… The hiring manager takes a long pause and after what seems like an eternity finally leans forward…

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