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Survey: 34% of employers reprimanded or fired someone over online content

Recent data from CareerBuilder shows that 34% of companies saw something online that made them "reprimand or fire an employee."

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9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.

How To

3 tips for writing an effective employee recommendation letter

Writing a recommendation letter for an employee can be loaded with challenges, but you can avoid them if you set yourself up the right way.

Templates

How to apply for a job even if the company isn’t hiring

You can wait for hiring opportunities or you can grab them. A polished email introduction to a company could change the entire course of your career.

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How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview

With the right response, you can reframe negative qualities into positives and show that you’re willing to improve yourself in order to succeed.

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Can you wait till the application deadline to apply? Don’t be so sure

Some may see an application deadline and think, "Sweet, I have weeks to prepare my cover letter," but career experts caution against waiting too long.

Communication

The art of the cold-call

Ringing up a random stranger with a cold-call to ask them about that job or that great idea of yours is a nerve-wracking experience.

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This is the biggest mistake people make on their resume according to a head recruiter at Amazon

A recruiting manager at Amazon said not explaining your job accomplishments clearly on a resume is one key way to alienate recruiters from the outset.

Communication

Study: We all underestimate the power of a thank-you note

A new study published in Psychological Science finds that we underestimate the power of a thank-you message to our detriment.

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How to apply to a job you’re not totally qualified for

If you’re finding a job that you don’t perfectly fit the requirements for but you really want to pursue them anyway, here are some things to keep in mind.

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More companies lowering bar on degree and experience requirements

Job seekers have faced the frustrating conundrum of needing a job in order to get experience and experience to get the job. Well, not as much anymore.

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Study: 63% of tech workers get a response from an employer within 7 days of an interview

New research shows just how much time it takes for most tech workers to get an answer from a company they interviewed with.

Interview

How to tell a recruiter why you left your last position

It's almost impossible to make it through an interview without being asked why you left your last position. Be ready for when it happens to you.

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3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

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The economy is so strong, job seekers are ghosting employers

Now, because of a strong labor market, it's the job seekers who are doing the "ghosting," or disappearing without notice.

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6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

Use the right wording on your cover letter, and you’re golden. Write the wrong thing, and your application can end up in the “thanks, but no thanks” pile.

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Why you need to vet and coach your job references

At their best, a good job reference is your cheerleader. But at their worst, they can be the reason why you get ruled out of contention.

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How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

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4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

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5 ways to get ahead in your job search – before you even start

If you were to jump ship at work tomorrow, how prepared would you be to start up your job search again? Here's what to have ready — before the time comes.

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27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many seemingly small details in an interview that can affect your chances of landing the job. Some are within your control, others are out of it.

Success

This is what makes a great recruiter

Whatever their approach, the best recruiters all possess certain internal traits that help them succeed — behavioral mechanics conducive to excellence.

How To

From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

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Words you should never say to a hiring manager during an interview

One answer to a hiring manager kills most interviews. Why? Because everyone between you and the CEO doesn’t want your vision or ideas. That stuff costs money. They want you to work on their vision and their ideas. They don’t need yours.

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How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.