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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Resume Writing (But Were Afraid to Ask)
The importance of your resume can’t be stressed enough. Recruiters and hiring managers use it to assess if they want to continue exploring your candidacy for their open roles.
4 Resume Lies That Could Get You Busted (and What to Do Instead)
Is it okay to include a few white lies and exaggerations on your resume? No!
4 Resume Tips for the Post-Covid ‘New Normal’
In the age of Covid-19, job searching hasn’t ceased; it’s simply changed. As we saw in the market crashes of 2001 and 2008, hiring still happens in recessions—and it will today.
Do You Need an Objective on Your Resume?
You know the resume objective, right? It’s that paragraph at the top that tells the reader what you’re attempting to accomplish with this resume.
The Best Way to Add Travel to Your Resume
As more and more companies globalize to enter new markets and the digital nomad trend solidifies as part of our modern work culture, we see a rise in demand by employers for certain types of skills. These include being able to adapt to different work environments, cultures and settings, effectively leading teams abroad, and understanding the importance of good cross-cultural communication.
5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Resume
Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin.
7 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter with No Experience
Applying for a job when you have no, or limited, experience is daunting. Here we look at a crucial part of your application—the cover letter.
5 Benefits of Cover Letters
Including a cover letter is a great way to express your interest in a company and stand out against other candidates. Many candidates choose not to include cover letters, so putting in a little extra work can really go the extra mile for you in the long run.
Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter
Your cover letter has two important roles: (1) it's a marketing document designed to sell a product (you), and (2): it's a business document that, while giving a glimpse of your personality, needs to remain professional. It therefore stands to reason that lessons from those who sell, and those who write for business, can teach us a little something about composing an effective letter.
Cover Letter Tips for Creative Careers
Good advice– on anything these days– is hard to find. But in no area is it so woefully inadequate as cover letters for creative professionals looking to thrive in creative careers.
9 Essential Tips for Virtual Interview Success
Even before the pandemic, virtual interviews began replacing in-person interviews, in part because they’re cheaper and more efficient. Now, post-pandemic, virtual interviews are the norm.
How to Dress for Video Interview Success
We got used to video interviews during the pandemic. They've become the norm, and it's a good bet they're here to stay.
How to Be Persuasive in Video Interviews and Virtual Meetings
Andres Lares is a negotiation and influence expert. He’s the managing partner of Shapiro Negotiations Institute, which provides negotiation, influence, and sales training to top companies like Bank of America, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, ESPN, and Verizon.
5 Video Interview Tips That Will Set You Apart from the Pack
In a recent blog, I outlined my five-step method for professional networking. I offered a perspective on how the strategy for conducting informational interviews is just as applicable today as it was 10 years ago when I entered business school.
How to Interview with Your Whole Self
It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be what hiring managers are looking for, rather than just being yourself.
How to Demonstrate Passion in Your Resume and Interviews
To make the next step in your career, you need to do everything you can to stand out from the competition. One way to do this is to make sure you’re demonstrating your passion—for the position you’re applying for and the career you’re pursuing.
Interview Questions & Answers
The Big Post-Covid Interview Question and How to Answer It
For many people, the past year has been among the most difficult of their lives. But for others, including branding and marketing expert Vince Thompson, it’s been the exact opposite.
How to Answer the “What Are Your Future Career Goals?” Interview Question
There is one question you can basically guarantee will wrap up any job interview: What are your future career goals? Stumbling over this question can make you appear ill-prepared and immature; you should know what your own goals are.
How to Answer the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Interview Question
The theory of relativity: Five years to a whippersnapper like me is a different length of time to someone, say, my mom’s age. To me, five years is basically a lifetime, while to my mom, it goes by in the blink of an eye since she’s done more five-year cycles than I have (though she’ll yell at me if I tell you how many).
Worst Answers to ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’ and Other Common Interview Questions
Even within all advancements and changes to the job search process, some parts of the interview process remain unchanged. For example, hiring managers still use certain common interview questions to judge how well candidates will fit with their firms.
3 Tricks to Answering Interview Questions Better
When answering interview questions in any type of interview, you need a good grasp of your work and educational history, along with concrete examples to provide to your interviewer showing that you're the right person for the job. In addition, you can also use some techniques that will help you answer interview questions even better.
A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life: Assistant Brand Manager
Interested in brand management? Take a look at a typical day in the life of an assistant brand management.
A Day in the Life: Assistant Account Executive
9:00 AM: Arrive at office. Very tired.
A Day in the Life: Social Media Manager
Ever wonder what a social media manager does all day? If so, check out the below: one social media manager tells Vault what she does during each minute of her day at work.
A Day in the Life: Design Assistant for Interior Design Firm
8:00 AM: Arrive at the office before the rest of the staff, brew coffee and ensure the office is in order. Wash dishes left over from yesterday's client meeting.
A Day in the Life of a Web Developer
Jules Gravinese is a self-employed web developer. She's the owner of Web Veteran, a web design and consulting business.
A Day in the Life: Entry-Level Scientist
8:15 PM: I come in and check my e-mail then plan the day. I usually have to communicate with the Operations Group (they run the high-throughput screens) to check on the status of ongoing experiments so I can go from primary to secondary characterizations.
A Day in the Life : Assistant Wind Developer for an Independent Power Company (Energy)
8:00 AM: After waking up in the Holiday Inn in a remote part of Iowa, you get in your rented SUV and drive into town to have a breakfast meeting at the local diner with the mayor. Your development team has optioned a hilltop in the area for developing a windpower facility, and you are now in the process of negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT agreement) with the town.
A Day in the Life: Entry-Level Tax Associate at a Big Four Accounting Firm
8:00 AM: Arrive at work. I like to get in a little earlier than others (most other people in the office get in around 9:00 a.m.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
Everyone’s heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important?
How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)
Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive.
5 Ways to Know If a Company's Culture Suits You
A company culture is the result of an organization’s dominant attitudes, behaviors, and values. A healthy one presents the advantages of employee satisfaction, retention and loyalty, a good and solid reputation for the organization, and increased productivity.
How to Tell If a Job Will Be a Good Fit
Have you ever felt like a fish out of water at a job? You don't fit in, you don't feel the vibe, and you know that these aren't your people.
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