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How to write an attention grabbing cover letter

Let me guess – you hate writing cover letters. Don’t we all?  The reason that we all hate writing cover letters is mostly because they are boring, and we generally don’t know what to say. Many job seekers even believe in the myth that their resume will catch the hiring manager’s attention, despite how terrible their cover letter is. Regardless of your reasoning, one fact remains – your cover letter is your first chance to grab the hiring manager’s attention. [...]

4 things you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile

We've broken down lists and lists of things you need to include on your LinkedIn profile, and how you can optimize and improve your LinkedIn profile - but many of you don't realize what you need to remove from your LinkedIn profile. Just like your resume, there are little details on your LinkedIn profile that you must pay attention to. In the case of your LinkedIn profile, it is even more important to pay attention to these details because your [...]

How to upgrade your skills for free

Job hunting can get expensive. Not only are you spending a lot of time applying for roles and attending interviews, but you're also paying for additional assistance to better your chances. This assistance could come in the form of a course enrollment, an interview coach, or a resume writer. Regardless, this help isn't free. For those of you who don't have extra funds to take these steps, there are free options. Upgrading your skills is not a necessary aspect of [...]

4 goals you need to make right now

An important part of the job search process that is often overlooked, is goal-setting. Goal-setting is a skill we are taught early in our academic careers. We set goals for what we plan to achieve academically and how these goals will eventually lead us onto our career path. In reality, the very first step in your job search process should be to set your goals. If you are unsure of where you want to go, how will you ever determine [...]

Interview tips: how to stand out

It’s interview day. You’ve got your best suit on, you arrived early, and you brought your resume with you. You practiced your best smile for about ten minutes this morning, and you blended the perfect combination of friendly and professional. Now you just have to go in there, give the best possible answers to each question and you nailed it, right? Wrong. Everything you’ve done is standard; these are things that almost every candidate will take the time to complete. [...]