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11 creative ways to make your job application stand out

From the Young Entrepreneur Council for The Muse

Face it: Most resumes and cover letters are pretty boring (yours included). When a hiring manager is trying to get through dozens (or hundreds) of job applications, there’s nothing like a little personality to attract her attention. And no, I’m not talking crazy formatting or throwing in a snarky comment. Continue reading →

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25 little ways to get closer to your dream job this week

Author Adrian Granzella Larssen from Mashable

Changing careers is a big, scary feat.

Scratch that. A huge, terrifying feat. When your dream job has pretty much nothing to do with what you’ve been working toward your entire career — bridging that gap can feel overwhelming.  Continue reading →

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45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

Author Kate Moon from Mashable

No matter where you’re at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets you the promotion. And, even if you’re a senior-level manager who’s totally content, getting experience in an unfamiliar area shows your team how much you value growing your skill set. Continue reading →

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Should you tell interviewers the truth — or what they want to hear?

Author Katie Douthwaite Wolf on Mashable.

When it comes to interviews, job seekers often fear off-the-wall questions, awkward interviewers, or accidentally showing up late.

But there’s another stressor that can be just as crippling: You’re asked a question, and you know your answer — but you also know it’s not the answer the interviewer wants to hear. Continue reading →

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What it Really Means to “Tailor Your Resume”

Author Lily Zhang for The Muse

Applying for a job? You’ve probably heard the advice plenty of times to tailor your resume for the position.

But, you might not know exactly how to put it in action. What does tailoring your resume actually involve? How many changes do you need to make? What content should you be focusing on? Continue reading →

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Temp & Perm Office Recruitment – Market Commentary October 2015

In contrast to the frenetic activity of July through to September, the start to the final quarter of 2015 has been quite subdued in our Melbourne office. The number of permanent position requirements has reduced dramatically and temp staffing is mainly confined to bookkeeping and medical administration. Clients appear to be gauging their needs nearer the start date of an assignment and in saying that, are happy to accept a higher hourly rate to ensure the right calibre temporary support. Continue reading →

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The 8 Things No Recruiter (Ever) Wants To See On Your Resume

Author Liam Coleman from UnderCoverRecruiter

Your resume is essential to helping you get a job – you’re unlikely to get far without it. As a record of your achievement, it (ideally) lays out for an employer exactly what you have done and therefore that you can do the job for which you’re applying. Continue reading →

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5 Reasons You Almost Got Called in for the Interview—But Didn’t

Author Jenni Maier for The Muse

There are three ways that a hiring manager responds to job applications: “He looks amazing,” “She’s an obvious no,” and “Eh, maybe?”

While you definitely know if you fall into the first category (hello, interview!), you’re almost always stuck in the dark about which of the latter two buckets you fall into. After all, the form rejection letter never says, “…but for what it’s worth, you were so close. If our first-choice candidate didn’t work out, and our second-choice got arrested, we would’ve totally given you a chance.” Continue reading →

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5 Survival Tricks Every Introvert Needs to Know Before Going on an Interview

Author Aja Frost for Fhe Muse

Interviews are already nerve-wracking—and when you’re an introvert like me, they’re downright, wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat, I’d-rather-get-my-teeth-pulled terrifying.

Unfortunately, if we introverts ever want to work, we have to do them, and we have to do them well.

So, check out my five techniques for getting through the process like a champ (a soon-to-be employed champ, at that!).  Continue reading →

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How to gracefully handle multiple job offers and come out on top

by Jenny Foss from Mashable

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously (or an offer and an interview process rolling), this topic alone may make you roll your eyes. Because, come on, who doesn’t want to have multiple suitors clamoring for you? Please.  Continue reading →

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