Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Application

Many times, job seekers make their first mistake by not properly completing the job application. Keep the following 12 tips in mind to effectively complete your next job application.

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Interviewing 101: Interview Questions

Taking some time to think through how you might respond to potential interview questions will help you feel prepared and confident the first time you meet your prospective supervisor and coworkers. While the exact questions you’ll hear depend on both the position and the person doing the interviewing, there are some general topics you can expect to be brought up.

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How to Structure a Great Cover Letter

When you apply for a job using a résumé, your cover letter will likely be the first thing that a recruiter or hiring manager will see. One of the most important things to do is to keep the letter short and to the point. That’s not very much space to tell your whole story, but using the following structure can help you organize your thoughts and make you a more attractive candidate.

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Rediscover Your True Self through Self-assessment

It’s never too late to take a self assessment and personality test. They offer questions about our likes, dislikes and needs. The answers can help us rediscover what we want to be as adults.

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Résumé 101: Which Résumé Type Is Right for You?

There are three main types of résumés: chronological, functional and combination. While all contain the same basic elements, they play to different strengths and work experience. Use this advice to use each type in the right situation.

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Evaluate Your Needs and Expectations to Find the Right Career Path

Liking what you do for a living is important. But there’s a big difference between liking your job and having a career that fulfills you professionally and personally. You can definitely find a happy medium, though, by evaluating your personal needs and expectations before heading into a career path. Start with these steps to find a good balance between work and life.

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Interviewing 101: Questions to Ask the Employer

An interview isn’t just a chance for the employer to get to know you—it’s also a chance for you to get to know the company at which you’re applying. Coming to the interview with some questions prepared in advance demonstrates to the employer that you’re interested in becoming a contributing, integrated member of the team and organization.

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Your Job Search: Who to List as Employment References

If the job you’re applying for requests references, you shouldn’t leave that space blank. Any omission in your application could cause you to be passed by by employers. This article explores who and how to most effectively list references.

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Gain Experience from the Comfort of Your Own Screen

One of the most frustrating things about a job search is that even listings for entry-level positions require a certain amount of experience. How are you supposed to get experience if you can’t get a job? Fortunately, there are ways to gain experience, and even earn a little bit of money, using virtual tools.

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The Difference between Developing Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Hard skills and soft skills are both vital to your career success, but training for each type is completely different. Here are ways to think about soft skills as something to develop, and how you can develop them.

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