How to Ask For Resume Feedback

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One of the most important things you can do during your job search is asking for feedback on your resume. Many applicants create a resume and keep sending it out without making any changes to it. Expecting different results from the same resume may lower your chances of success during your job search. Are you getting as many call backs as you’d like, and is your resume written to showcase your best qualifications for the positions ...

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5 (More) Helpful Holiday Job Search Tips

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Last year we shared 5 tips for job searching during the holiday season. Although things slow down a bit with people being out of the office, companies are still hiring and posting new jobs, so taking a break from your job search during the holidays is a mistake. Here are 5 additional tips to consider when searching for jobs during the holiday season:  
  1. Reach managers directly Although many people, including hiring manages and decision makers are out of ...
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Important Tips for Writing an IT Resume That Will Get You an Interview

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We’ve written many different blog posts about how to write and format a resume that will have a better chance to get the attention of a hiring manager or recruiter. When it comes to IT specific resumes there are a few common areas of mistakes candidates make, and a few recommendations to make your resume stand out.

 

Know your Audience

When writing an IT resume, keep in mind that you’re likely writing for two different audiences. The first ...

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8 Online Resources for Job Seekers

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There’s a plethora of different online resources for job seekers. Here are a few to help you get started with your job search. If you have any other ones you have found useful, please share them in the comments section.

  • LinkedIn
    We’ve written a lot of different blog posts about LinkedIn and this is the most important site for job seekers to participate on. It’s both a place to search for jobs and be found as ...
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How to Come Across as Authentic in a Job Interview

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One of the most important outcomes of a job interview is for both you and the employer to evaluate each other to make sure you’re both a good fit for each other culture and personality-wise. Showing the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the position will go a long way toward landing the job. A few questions the employer is trying to answer are:

  • What are you like to work with?
  • Are you sincerely excited about the opportunity?
  • Do ...
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6 Tips for Job Searching in a New City

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Searching for a new job can be stressful, and even more so if you’re considering relocating for a job to a new city. Here are 6 tips for how to make your job search more productive if you’re considering taking your career to a new location.

 

Research

Do your homework and get to know the new city you’re thinking of moving to and get an idea if it’s a good fit for your lifestyle and personality. Visit to make ...

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How to Make a Great First Impression at Your New Job

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Now that you’ve landed that new job you wanted, it’s time for the rubber to hit the road. What you do in your first few days and weeks on the job can have a long-term impact on your success. Here are a few things to keep in mind for your first few days on the job.

Be Prepared
Although you should’ve already done your research about the company during the interview process, take some time to review ...

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Signs Your Job Interview Went Well [Webinar Recording]

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September Job Talk Webinar Recording

In our September Job Talk, iMPact Partner, Matt Peal, shares insights on how to tell if your job interview went well, and what to do if things aren’t going as planned. Topics covered include:

  • Interview going longer than planned
  • Interviewer told YOU what you’d be doing in your new role
  • The interviewer introduced you to your potential colleagues or other decision makers
  • You were invited to a second interview
  • You’re asked about other ...
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How to Ask Work-Life Balance Questions in an Interview

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In a monster.com poll, over 80% of employees indicated that they are unhappy with their work-life balance. In an interview, just like candidates try to portray themselves in the best possible light, companies will do the same and paint the position in a good light; not always pointing out any negatives that might come with the job. One of the most important things candidates try to learn about is work-life balance, which can mean very different ...

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How to Answer Interview Questions About Your Qualifications

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Once you’ve been called in for an interview, the employer has already determined that you have the skills and qualifications to perform the job. At this point they’re trying to get to know each candidate better to narrow the field and determine who will be the best fit for the position and organization. When questions come up about your qualifications, be ready with responses to demonstrate why you will be a good fit.

The interviewer may ask you ...

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