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job search tips/workplace trends
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Here are five career-related articles that can help job seekers looking for more advice and tips to find success in the job search:
How to write a resume: 5 proofreading tips to help perfect your resume
The last step in completing your resume is often one of the most overlooked. Proofing a resume takes just a little more time, patience and concentration. But after writing, rewriting, critiquing and perfecting the document most people are tired of looking at their resume and skimp on the proofing portion of resume development.
Ask Matt: Why don't the job and the pay match my experience?
Dear Matt: I’ve applied for jobs where I had more experience than required, but didn’t get an interview. I also interviewed for a job requiring 5-8 years of experience and I have 12. When it came time to negotiate salary they wouldn’t budge and would not increase it to meet my experience level. Why?
College graduates: Tips and advice on how to land your first job
What are companies looking for in entry-level hires? Bob LaBombard, CEO of GradStaff, shares the top six tips for recent grads who want to land not just their first “real world” professional job, but the perfect career opportunity.
Ten resume and cover letter tips every freelance and contract worker must read
About that cover letter you worked so hard to perfect? No one is going to read it. Well, some might, but not many will, says Sandy Dischinger, Managing Director of VALERE Consulting and Recruiting, a Minnesota company with experienced consultants delivering creative and information technology services to clients in retail, healthcare, finance, advertising and e-commerce industries. "Cover letters are typically not reviewed by hiring managers," says Dischinger.
Interviewing 101: Ten general questions to ask during a job interview
When it comes to interviewing, job seekers need to remember it's just as important to ask questions as it is to answer questions.
About Matt Krumrie
In addition to writing resumes and cover letters, Krumrie has published over 2,000 career and job search articles for the Star Tribune, Flexjobs.com, Ziprecruiter.com and more.