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The #1 Interview Question You Should Be Asking

I was interviewing for my dream job, or so I thought. It checked all of my "ideal career" boxes, like flexibility, including three months off per year (woot woot!!!), decent salary (this is a significant perk given I work in education), and job stability. Making it into the final round of interviews was something that…
The #1 Interview Question You Should Be Asking
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Three Simple Resume Tricks to Avoid Age Discrimination!

I wish I could say that age discrimination in hiring does not exist. Now that I'm in my 40's (gulp), this is a topic that affects me personally. I can tell you both as a career coach as well as a recent job seeker that it matters what you put (and don't put) on your…
Tricks to avoid resume age discrimination
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Biggest Interview Mistakes for Moms Returning to Work

Interviewing is stressful. Returning to the workforce after taking time away is stressful. I know because I've been there. Based my own painful experience, I want to make sure you know how to avoid the biggest interview mistakes for moms returning to work. You might find yourself second guessing your background. Or question your decision…
The Number One Secret to Interview Success
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Top Five Resume Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Writing your resume as a stay at home mom can be an intimidating experience. I literally just went through the process of finding a flexible job after being a stay at home mom for almost six years. You also might be feeling extra stress given the health crisis. Or extra pressure to get a job…
Resume Tips for Stay at Home Moms
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Top Three Tips to Listing Skills on Your Resume in 2023 (According to a Google Hiring Manager)

It's important to determine which hard and soft skills to include in your resume. But it's equally important to know how to communicate them effectively. How do you determine which skills to highlight and which skills to leave off? Can you communicate your accomplishments concisely and simply so that they will be understood by recruiters…
How to List Skills on Your Resume
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Five Tips for Minimizing Employment Gaps on a Resume

Maybe you've been out of the workforce caring full-time for kids or loved ones, or maybe you've experienced a recent lay-off. In many cases, knowing how to craft your resume to minimize employment gaps is key to landing your next job. Re-vamping a resume can feel overwhelming during a stressful transition. You might be drawing…
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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…
Learn how to make your resume ATS friendly
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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…
Ultimate Guide to Writing a Resume
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