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How To Get your Whole Resume Read

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Employers are very busy people that have to sift through thousands of resumes and job applications every year. This can be quite a laborious task for anyone doing temporarily, but if you are doing this day in and day out, all year around, how often would you actually take the necessary time to read a resume all the way to the bottom? Not often I’m sure.

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Quirky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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Just when you think you have got your interview techniques honed to perfection, your potential new employer throws a spanner into the works by asking you some weird and wonderful interview questions. What do you do? Do you panic and start talking gibberish, or do you turn these quirky questions to your advantage?

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How to Cover for Gaps in your Resume

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Many people fall ill for a period of time due to no fault of their own. Most often it is something quite minor such as a common cold or a bout of flu that can knock you off your feet for a few days. However, when you have faced a much longer spell of illness, or suffered from something serious that needed a lot of ongoing treatment, it can result in lengthy gaps appearing in your resume while you took time out from work to recover.

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Have you been Spooked by the Company Ghost?

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If you have been around the block when it comes to dating, then you will know what ghosting is all about. You meet someone new and the date goes well, but then for no reason whatsoever you never hear from them again. Unfortunately, ghosting can also occur when you are job searching too.

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Using Positive Affirmations to Help you through a Job Interview

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We all know that job interviews can be nerve-wracking events that can cause us to spend days in a state of high anxiety. However, there are certain tips and tricks you can use to help you to mentally prepare yourself for your interview, as well as boost your self-confidence and make you feel good!

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The Optional Cover Letter Question

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We all want to put our best face forward when we are applying for a job. This includes supplying a top-notch resume and an engaging cover letter. But what if the job application details specify ‘cover letter optional’? Do we need to send one or not? This is a conundrum that puzzles most jobseekers today and one where you have to tread carefully if you want to make the right first impression.

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How to Negotiate Flexible Working Hours Like a Boss!

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The idea of a traditional nine-to-five office job is fast falling out of fashion. These days most people are interested in working with more flexibility when it come to the hours they put in. Having an inflexible schedule can make it difficult for many employees with family commitments concerning children or care for elderly relatives.

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Seven Ways to Stand Out at your Job Interview

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According to recent research conducted with leading company hiring decision makers, nine out of ten HR managers go into candidate interviews looking for those applicants that are the most switched on and informed about the company.

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How to Showcase Your Transferable Skills

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Switching your old well-worn career path for something completely different can seem like a monumental challenge. Quite often the most difficult thing about making a career change isn’t what we expect it to be. Most people looking to switch careers will make some efforts to take training courses or conduct relevant research into the new field in their spare time to improve their knowledge.

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How to Get a Job During the Holidays

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Whether it is over Christmas and New Year, the Easter break or summer holidays, lots of people choose to work at traditional holiday times to support themselves between regular study times at college or university, top up their wages from another job, or to give their savings a boost when planning an expensive purchase such as a new car or a trip of a lifetime.

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