What Are Collaboration Skills? (Examples Included)

By Jeff Gillis Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that collaboration skills are essential to your job search and career. Why do they matter so much? Because employers want employees to have them; it really is that simple. In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning; staying together…

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What Are Hard Skills? (112 Examples Included)

By Jeff Gillis As a job seeker, your hard skills matter. By having the right ones on your resume, you increase your odds of standing out from the sea of other candidates dramatically. But what are hard skills? And how do you choose the right hard skills for a resume? If you’ve ever asked those…

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How to Beat the Applicant Tracking System in 2021

By Mike Simpson Picture this: you’ve found the absolutely perfect job for your skills and experience. So, you spend hours targeting your resume and honing your cover letter. And when you submit your application, you just know deep down in your bones that the hiring manager will call any day to invite you for an…

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What Are Soft Skills? (76 Examples Included)

By Jeff Gillis Most job seekers have heard that soft skills can make the difference between getting passed over and snagging a job. By listing the right ones on your resume and talking about the best ones during your interview, you can separate yourself from the pack. Awesome, right? But what are soft skills? Why…

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How to Write a Cover Letter for an Internship (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Figuring out how to write a cover letter for an internship can be surprisingly tricky. Why? Well, for one, if you’re going for an internship, you probably don’t have a ton of experience in the field. Does that mean you shouldn’t go for it? Hardly. Overall, around 65 percent of paid internships…

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List of Strengths and Weaknesses for Job Seekers in 2021

By Mike Simpson “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” is probably one of the scariest interview questions on the planet. Why? Because you essentially have to walk a tightrope to nail it. One, you have to come across as genuine. That means no canned replies or a bunch of cliches that the hiring manager won’t…

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What Is “Relevant Experience”? (A Job Seekers Guide)

By Mike Simpson If you’ve ever read any job seeker advice, you’ve probably heard one thing; showcase your relevant experience. It’s at the core of most resume-writing and interview preparation recommendations… and for good reason. The thing is, if you’re wondering, “What is relevant experience?” then you might struggle to put that advice into action.…

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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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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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How To Answer Interview Questions: Mastering The Tailoring Method

By Mike Simpson It seems like everyone is always searching for the elusive “job interview magic bullet” that will let them walk into a job interview and (with minimal effort) land the job of their dreams. I’m not here to tell you in doesn’t exist. It does! It’s called “get handed a job by billionaire…

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