10 Good Reasons For Leaving A Job

By Mike Simpson In life they say all good things (and bad things) must come to an end…and in the job market, that can ring especially true. Are you in a job that you plan on leaving? Have you already left and are actively in the market looking for a new position? Unless you’ve never…

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Skills To Put On A Resume

By Jeff Gillis When somebody says the word “skills” to you, what immediately comes to mind? For most people, the answer is “things I am good at“. Typing.  Woodworking.  Public speaking…  Cartwheels. Yes, all of the things listed above can be considered skills, but when it comes to the job hunt, you have to be…

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Situational Interview Questions And Answers (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson When I say the words “Role Playing,” what are the first images that pop into your mind? I bet you you’re thinking about teenage boys crowded around a table tossing multi-sided dice and saying things like “My mage can kick your troll’s butt any day. “ Right? (Lol maybe not, but you…

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What is Your Greatest Weakness? Answers (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Let’s pretend you’re in an interview and as far as you can tell, it’s going great. You’ve got your resume up to snuff, your handshake was firm, you’ve nailed every question they’ve thrown at you with laser like precision…and now it’s the wrap up segment. The part of the interview where the…

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How To Prepare For A Second Interview (Questions & Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Ahh, the first interview. Such a magical moment in time. You, terrified, trying so hard to be everything you know you need to be. You’re on time (which is actually a touch early!), you’re prepared, you’re dressed to impress and you’re ready to answer any question they throw at you. You walk…

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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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8 Phone Interview Tips That Will Land You A Second Interview

By Jeff Gillis Congratulations! Your resume is stellar, your application was impeccable, you’ve caught a potential employer’s attention and now they want to get to know you better. In years gone by that would have meant an in person interview but in today’s increasingly busy digital world, many preliminary and some final interviews are being…

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How To Write An Amazing Resume Summary Statement (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson What is the best way to start my resume? How do I get the attention of the hiring manager? These are questions we have all asked ourselves at one point or another. And to muddy the waters a little bit, we have the ongoing “battle” between “Team Resume Objective” and and “Team…

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How To Write A Killer Resume Objective (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson Resumes. We all know what they are. We all know how important having a good one is…and how much a bad one can hurt your ability to get your dream job. We also know we aren’t the only ones out there turning in well crafted, carefully targeted resumes to hiring managers… (If…

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