Personal Branding For Job Seekers 101

By Mike Simpson So you want to learn a little bit more about personal branding? Well, in order to do that, start by taking a good look at what you’re wearing.  Odds are, you’ve got an article (or more) of clothing on with a logo on it.  What are those logos?  Is it an easily…

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68 Dynamic Action Verbs To Enhance Your Resume (Examples list Included)

By Jeff Gillis Let’s be honest here… Who doesn’t love the idea of time travel? So in order to discuss action verbs, let’s take a step back in time and take you on a little trip down memory lane to a favorite game we all used to play in school. You remember it…the silly stories where…

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How To Make A Resume 101 (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson If you are reading this article, I think it is safe to say that we can call you a “job seeker”, correct? But what kind of job seeker are you? Are you looking for a change of pace from your everyday job? Are you just starting out in the workforce? Maybe you’re…

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7 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Background Check Before Your Interview

Guest Post By Michael Klazema Don’t spend all of your time preparing for the interview and not even spare a thought for the background check. There are ways to prepare for an employment background check, and each one of them can improve your hiring chances considerably. The job search period can be an incredibly busy…

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How To Negotiate Salary During The Job Interview Process

By Mike Simpson Money…money…money…money…money. It makes the world go ‘round… it’s rumored to be the root of all evil… and if you listen to the old saying, it can’t buy you happiness. Hmm. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say whoever coined that phrase hasn’t had to face the struggle of…

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12 Ways You Can Zap Your Job Interview Nerves

By Mike Simpson OK, it’s “go time”.  You open the front door to the company you are about to interview with. The floor beneath your feet is cold and unforgiving, echoing your footsteps as you make your way down the unfamiliar hallway. Each ragged breath you draw in fills your lungs, causing your already pounding…

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How To Write A Cover Letter (Definitive Guide + Template)

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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