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How to Land a Job in the Hidden Job Market in 2023

Your new year's resolution is to find a new job, but where do you start? How can you quickly land a job in the hidden job market in 2023? Fortunately the internet has made it incredibly easy for job seekers to submit dozens of resumes online in a single day. Unfortunately, that means that dozens…
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The Ultimate Guide to Job Search

You're ready to start the job search process. But where exactly do you start? Do you simply turn on your computer and type in "find a job in ______" into the search window? Magically, 50 perfect jobs appear right before your eyes. You get your pick of those 50 opportunities and you wind up with…
How to find a job (Ultimate Guide)
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Is Your Resume ATS Friendly?

Is your resume ATS friendly? Before you attempt to answer that question, let's first clarify the term ATS. ATS, or Applicant Tracking Systems, are software programs. They're used by hiring managers and recruiters to collect, sort, and rank job applicants' resumes. You might be thinking: that's great, but why should I be concerned about ATS…
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Resume

I remember the first time I wrote a resume. As a recent college graduate, I had no clue what I wanted to do. There was no guide to follow for how to write a resume. And when I handed my resume to a recruiter, she laughed. She laughed. That's one of the reasons I've spent…
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Cover Letter

This ultimate guide to writing a cover letter will teach you how to write a stellar letter that will set you apart from thousands of other job candidates. You might be wondering: do hiring managers and HR reps even read cover letters?! I've spent nearly 20 years as a career coach, and as a Certified…
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How to Pick the Best Resume Template 2022

If you take the time to pick the best resume format or resume template in 2022, you will stand out among the thousands of job applicants out there! Now, I realize for most people writing a resume sounds about as appealing as getting a root canal or paying your taxes. But writing a resume doesn't…
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Top Five Flexible Part-Time Jobs for Full-Time Moms

Finding a flexible, part-time job when you're a full-time mom can be challenging to say the least. But it doesn't have to be. For the last six years I've been a full-time mama to two (mostly) cute kiddos, and I've had to look for part-time jobs a few times. So I've literally been there and…
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Three-Step Recipe For Writing a Great Blog Post

Sitting down to write a great blog post is much easier said than done. There's a reason the term "writer's block" is so ubiquitous. Everyone suffers from it at some point. But you don't want to stay stuck too long. Instead of wasting hours staring at your screen, try using the following simple, three step…
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