How to Write a Personal Reference Letter (Template Included)

By Mike Simpson The personal reference letter is a surprisingly tricky beast. If you’re asked to write one, you may wonder, “What should I even talk about?” and “How do I put one of these things together in a way that’ll help them land the job?” Well, luckily, it isn’t as rough as it appears…

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How to Change Careers in 2021 (Our 10-Step Process)

By Mike Simpson Ah, the career change. At some point, nearly every professional pauses for a second and wonders, “Am I really doing what I want to do for the rest of my life? And, if not, what career is right for me?” Those are some big questions, for sure. Changing careers isn’t usually something…

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How to Explain Gaps in Your Employment – Interview Question (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson How to explain gaps in employment; it’s something that plagues a lot of job seekers. Many professionals end up taking time away from the workforce. Sometimes, it’s because they had to step away. At times, leaving wasn’t exactly voluntary. Regardless of the reason, having the right employment gap explanation at the ready…

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Best Font for a Resume in 2021

By Mike Simpson Choosing the best font for a resume can be surprisingly challenging. The font style you go with has a major impact on the look, feel, and readability of your application. When used strategically, resume fonts can give your resume a particular air. For example, you can use them to highlight your professionalism…

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What to Wear To An Interview In 2021

By Mike Simpson What to wear to an interview; it seems like such a simple thing on the surface. After all, you’ve probably heard a ton of advice, like the classic, “Dress for the job you want” or to aim one-level above what you’d you have to wear in the position. Easy, right? Well, no.…

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Top 35 HR Interview Questions (Example Answers Included)

By Mike Simpson Ah, HR interview questions. You may think that, if anyone should have the interview process down, it’s human resources professionals. Sure, they may have more exposure than anyone else. After all, interviewing is a common part of the human resources job description. However, that doesn’t mean HR professionals should spend time preparing.…

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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Student [Template Included]

By Mike Simpson If you are a teacher or mentor a young person, there’s a chance that you’ll be asked to do something important: write a letter of recommendation for a student. But if even if you think the student is amazing, if you’ve never created one of these letters before, the idea may be…

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How To Ask For A Letter of Recommendation (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson How to ask for a letter of recommendation. It’s a question that plagues students and job seekers alike. Why? Because having one is sometimes a necessity. It can be a requirement for college applications or may make all of the difference when you’re trying to land your dream job. The trick is,…

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Top 10 Millennial Job Interview Tips (+ Mistakes To Avoid)

By Mike Simpson More than one-in-three people in the workforce are Millennials. That makes them the largest part of the labor force, by far, surpassing Gen X – the second largest population working – by several million. But even as the oldest Millennials approach 40, that doesn’t mean they navigate interviews with the skill of…

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Top 10 Cover Letter Tips for 2021 (+ Mistakes To Avoid)

By Mike Simpson Ah, the cover letter. While it seems like writing a cover letter would be so incredibly simple, it’s often one of the most intimidating parts of the application process. Why? Well, there are quite a few reasons. With a cover letter, you have to showcase your capabilities differently than you would in…

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