Career Advice

8 Crazy Interview Questions

Let’s face it – in today’s age, there’s little reason for any candidate to walk into an interview unprepared. The internet is filled with countless articles detailing the best answers to common interview questions (like this one, this one, and this one). While no two candidates’ responses will ever be the same, typical interview questions…

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How to Answer: “Why Do You Want This Job?”

This popular interview question may seem intimidating at first, but crafting an effective answer really comes down to three main points: 1) illustrating what you like about the company, 2) tying your skills to the job, and 3) explaining how the role fits with your career goals. While simple, crafting the right answer to this…

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3 Tips to Stay Calm Before A Job Interview

Does the idea of interviewing for a new position fill you with anxiety? Whether it’s being put on the spot, meeting new people, or the high stakes nature of blowing a big opportunity, job interviews can make a nervous wreck out of most people. To make matters worse, stress causes your body to release hormones…

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LinkedIn Profile Skills: How & Why

Having the right skills listed on your LinkedIn page can really set you apart from the competition. In fact, LinkedIn insists that members with 5 or more skills listed on their profiles are “contacted up to 33x more by recruiters and other LinkedIn members, and receive up to 17x more profile views.”   How to…

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Resume Advice from a Career Expert

What do real-life recruiters think when they look at resumes? Business Insider found out when they showed career expert Amanda Augustine from TopResume seven resumes.   Tips & Things to Avoid Augustine’s advice can be distilled into the following key tips: Put your most important selling points at the top of your resume. Education is…

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A Simple Tip To Keep Your Resume Updated

Career advice website The Muse has an ingenious and incredibly simple lifehack that will simplify your efforts to keep your resume (and LinkedIn profile) updated without wracking your brains or increasing your stress-level! It’s simple: keep a folder in your email that acts as a ‘brag file’. Anytime you receive praise, new responsibility, new feedback,…

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Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated at Work

Are you struggling to keep your head held high at work lately? If you’re out of vacation time and patience, read through these inspirational quotes for a microdose of motivation.       “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas…

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How to Research a Company Before an Interview

Doing your research on your next potential company can go a long way in making you stand out against other candidates. Firstly, being well-researched gives you a foundation to thoughtfully answer interview questions, like why you’re the right fit for the role and the company. It also helps you decide if the role is right…

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