How To Format Your Résumé So A Recruiter Actually Receives It

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Have you ever found that perfect job, only to apply for it online and then hear crickets? Your cover letter was great, your résumé was flawless, and your qualifications were excellent … so, why didn’t they response?

The answer? Your résumé may have gotten lost in the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS)—meaning the recruiter or hiring manager never even saw it. Luckily, by learning what an ATS is and how they work, you can ensure your résumé gets seen.

5 Signs You Should Pass On A Job Opportunity

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Consider this situation: You’ve been through three rounds of interviews for a company, and they seem solid with awesome growth potential.

The hiring manager finally calls you, but instead of the full-time job offer you hoped for, they ask you to join them as an assignment contractor, unpaid intern, or part-time employee—with no benefits.

You’re irked and realize you may have missed some red flags along the way. How do you identify these during the interview process, and more importantly, how do you politely bow out when you spot them?

How To Answer 6 Tough Job Interview Questions, Part Two

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We recently posted How To Answer These 6 Tough Job Interview Questions, and many of you asked for specific examples for your reference. We are delivering!

Below, you’ll find some scripts and templates you can use when answering these tough job interview questions. Naturally, your response should vary based on your experience and the job. However, these should point you in the right direction.

How To Decline A Job Offer Without Being Disrespectful

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If you’re struggling to find a job, this headline may make you think: “I wish I had any offers to turn down.”

Well, when you get that offer—and you will!—it, unfortunately, may not be one you want. And that can make what’s supposed to be a happy experience hard to swallow.

Often, people take those frustrations out on the prospective employer. They’re rude to them, don’t return calls, or generally forget that companies in the same industry may talk—about you. To avoid burning any bridges, here’s how to decline a job offer respectfully.

How To Job Hunt While Working Full Time

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There will probably be at least a few times in your career when you’ll find yourself job hunting while you’re already employed. This is totally normal, and everyone should always keep an eye out for good opportunities. However, you can bet your current employer won’t be too happy if they find out that you’re job hunting. Follow these steps to keep your search effective and discreet.

6 Techniques To Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

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One of the most valuable skills you can learn as a young professional is communication.

By communicating effectively, you can defuse misunderstandings with your boss, complaints from nightmare clients, and blowouts with co-workers—or avoid situations like these altogether.

Here are six techniques to help you communicate better as you advance your career. (As an added bonus, these can help you in every other area of your life too.)

5 Signs It’s Time To Break Up With Your Employer

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As professionals, we hope to fall madly in love with our jobs so we never “work” a day in our lives. As a career coach, I know how much it can take to make this happen.

That doesn’t mean all is lost, though; it just means that, similar to romantic relationships, sometimes you play the field. If you’re not sure if your employer is “the one,” check out these five signs that it may be time to call it off.