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6 Ways to Win Over Any Hiring Manager

Hiring managers are enigmas of the job search process. The entirety of a hiring manager’s job is choosing the best candidate for the company’s job opening. It weighs upon their shoulder to sort out hundreds of resumes, schedule and conduct interviews, and notify the department heads of the job opening’s outcome. The most successful job seekers get the best opportunities because they tend to think like the hiring manager. Here are the things you should know about a hiring manager: A [...]

Selling Yourself—Show Up Strong Even if You’re a New Grad

You’ve just graduated from university or college. You have the skills, the passion and the drive and you can’t wait to start a career in your field. You send out your resume to a position that seems like the perfect fit for you. When there’s no response, you send out your resume again. And again. And again. Pretty soon you’ve fired your resume off to dozens of different companies and you haven’t heard a word back from anyone. Sound [...]

5 ways to combat age discrimination in hiring

Let’s rewind about 20 years and visit a time when new graduates would find an entry-level role within a company and work their way up the ladder for the next 30-40 years before retiring… this almost never happens in the modern job market. Employees stayed with a company for such a long period of time, that age discrimination in hiring was not an issue. Marcel Oosterwijk via Flickr Nowadays, employees typically stay with a company for about two years before looking [...]

Why your resume assessment can only be done by a human

There’s something about hearing a real-life human voice at the other end of the phone receiver that a computer will never be able to duplicate. As we continue to live in the era of automation where computers are taking over the roles of humans in so many industries – we also must recognize the roles that computers can’t replace. As a job seeker searching the web, you’ve most likely come across websites who are willing to offer you a free [...]

Why personal interests on a resume are a waste of time

“I enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking with my family, and playing soccer in my spare time.” Is this a resume, or your online dating profile? It baffles us as to why people think it is important, and even appropriate, to include your personal interests on your resume. Whatever your argument is – we’ve already heard it. You want the hiring manager to view you as a real person. You want to use your hobbies as interesting talking points [...]