How to Start a Cover Letter (Examples Included)

By Mike Simpson When you’re writing a cover letter, nailing the opening is a must. Your cover letter introduction has to draw the hiring manager in, giving them a clear reason to keep reading. That’s why learning how to start a cover letter is so vital; it’s your doorway to success. After all, more than…

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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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Top 10 Best Commission-Based Jobs

By Jeff Gillis For many people, commission-based jobs are incredibly intriguing. They give you the ability to increase your earning potential without having to find a new position, which is pretty sweet. But there’s also a lot of confusion about commission work. Many people aren’t fully clear on how sales commission functions, whether these kinds…

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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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Top 25 Best Job Search Engines for 2021

By Jeff Gillis Odds are, if you need a new position, job search engines are some of the first places you’ll head to explore opportunities. At this point, they are the tried-and-true approach in the eyes of the masses, making it easier to explore listings and find roles that feel like matches. But do any…

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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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