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How to Ask Someone to Be Your Reference

During your job search, you may be asked to produce a list of referees who can speak to your experience and character. Employers tend to seek this information early in the hiring process, either during the application or during an…

How to Turn Down a Job Offer

So, you’ve applied for a number of different jobs and you have given interviews at a few different companies. You quickly hear back from two companies, who both extend you an offer to work for them. What should you do?…

How to Thrive in Your Second Interview

You’ve passed your first interview, and the hiring manager has just called you to see if you would be interested in coming in for a second one. First, take a moment to congratulate yourself! Being called in for a second…

Salary vs. Hourly: Two Payment Models Compared

So, you’ve just started your job search and you’re learning that different jobs are compensated in different ways. Some jobs are paid on an hourly basis, whereas others provide an annual salary. You may be wondering, “What is the difference…

How to Prepare for Your Next Panel Interview

You’ve just been notified that you have advanced to the next stage of the hiring progress, but then the recruiter mentions two words that you did not want to hear: panel interview. Interviewing in front of one person is already…

How to Answer the Interview Question “What Makes You Unique?”

You’re in a job interview and the interviewer asks you the question “What makes you unique?” What do you do? Can you tell them about the fact that you are a professional tea taster in your spare time? Or that…

How to Write a Two Weeks’ Notice: A Guide

You’ve decided that you are going to quit your job. Now there’s only one thing left to do— inform your current employer that you intend to leave. When you are about to leave a job, it is customary—and often required—to…

How to Answer the Question “What Are You Passionate About?”

The question “What are you passionate about?” may not be as difficult as some of the others you will be asked in an interview, but it is very personal. In order to answer this question effectively, you need to share…

Analytical Skills for Your Resume

If you’re reading over a description for a job, you may have come across a requirement such as “Possesses strong analytical skills.” This may leave you wondering: what are analytical skills, and how can I showcase them on my resume?…

How to Write a Project Manager Resume: A Guide

Do you enjoy working on a project from start to finish? Are you interested in creating products that delight other people? If you answered yes to these questions, a job in project management may be a good fit for you.…

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