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Best Personal Websites: 35+ Examples to Blow Your Mind

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A personal website is your chance to showcase your personality and credentials in an engaging format. But without strong personal website examples to guide you, you may not know how to get started or what will work best for your personal branding. In this post, we’ll cover the best examples of personal websites we’ve seen — including resume websites, portfolios, blogs, and demo websites. Why create a personal website? Here’s the thing about resumes and cover letters: No matter how unique you try to make your own, for the most part, they tend to read dry. And there’s a good […]

How to Make a Good First Impression: 14 Tips to Try

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Did you know that it only takes a tenth of a second to make a first impression? So when you meet someone for the first time, you need to be on your game from the very beginning — but do you know exactly how to make a good first impression? Whether you’re meeting new connections, team members, potential employers, or customers, here is alist of tips to help you put your best foot forward and make a great first impression. Arrive early. Be empathetic. Actively listen. Be mindful of your body language and posture. Modulate your pitch and tone of […]

How To Be a Good Interviewer

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Having a good conversation with a candidate helps you understand who they are, their skill set, and what they’d bring to your team. So, being a good interviewer goes hand-in-hand with hiring successful talent that can contribute to meeting your business goals. Read on to learn everything you need to know about becoming an effective interviewer. Why is it important to be a good interviewer? Being a good interviewer is essential because it helps you hire the right people for the job. Therefore, the skill is key for any employer that wants to hire the right candidates who are motivated, […]

What is “Quiet Quitting”? And Why It’s Trending on Social Media

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Ever had a job where you clocked in, kept your head down for 8 hours, and clocked out? No staying extra hours to finish out a project or volunteering for tasks beyond your assignment workload. This is what Millennials and Gen Z are calling quiet quitting. Learn why it’s trending on social media and how companies should address it. What’s quiet quitting? Quiet quitting is a term that took off on TikTok in a video by content creator Zaiad Khan. @zaidleppelin On quiet quitting #workreform ♬ original sound – ruby In the video, which currently has 3.5 million views, the […]

How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Using 9 Tried-and-True Tips

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The first time I was prompted with “Tell me about yourself” in an interview, I reeled off a canned spiel about how I love helping people – I was positive it would impress my interviewer. But after my cliched answer triggered a disappointed look on her face, I panicked. I ended up rambling about how “fun” I was, citing my time as the lead singer and guitarist for a Blink-182 cover band in the sixth grade as compelling evidence. Needless to say, I didn’t get the job. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance at first […]

17 Recruiter-Approved Skills for Your Resume That’ll Help You Get the Job

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When I graduated college, I didn’t have much prior work experience. However, I had something I believed made up for it — hard and soft skills for a resume. But what are hard or soft skills and how do they impact your professional future? What are Hard Skills and Soft Skills? Don’t let these antonyms fool you — both hard skills and soft skills play a vital role in crafting an optimal job skills section. But although best practice calls for a balance of hard and soft skills in the skills section of your resume, There are differences between soft […]

The Best Fonts for Your Resume in 2022, According to HubSpot Recruiters

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Studies have shown recruiters typically scan a resume for only about six seconds before making a decision on whether an applicant is fit for a role. With only six seconds to demonstrate your qualifications for a position, every detail counts – including the font you use. The question is, what are the best resume fonts to pass the six-second scan? We asked HubSpot recruiters to reveal the seven best fonts for your resume as well as what they consider in terms of design in general, so your resume can stand out in the pile. Best Fonts for Resumes Does your […]

13 Common Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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You made it (almost)! After networking and sending countless resumes, you’ve finally landed a job interview. Of course, you want to be prepared, so you did what most candidates are recommended to do — you looked up “most common interview questions.” The key to a successful interview is preparation, so it’s important to look up interview questions so that you can go to the interview with your answers already in mind. This will boost your confidence and increase your chances of a second interview, as well as help you get the job. To help you along, I’ve put together a […]

How to Write a Respectable Resignation Letter [+Samples & Templates]

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If you’re leaving your job, you’re not alone. The workforce has revolutionized into “The Great Resignation.” Some experts have renamed the recent spikes in employee resignations as “The Great Reimagination” or “The Great Realization.” People are reevaluating how they work, where they work, and why they work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in April 2021 alone, around 4 million people quit their jobs. That number is the highest recorded since the bureau started recording such rates. Even though millions quit their jobs every month, we understand that telling your boss that you’re leaving the company is never an […]

The Best 30-60-90 Day Plan for Your New Job [Template + Example]

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Worry often comes along with the excitement of a new job. What if you can’t adapt to new people, processes, and team-wide dynamics quickly enough to make a great impression? Fortunately, there’s a way to organize and prioritize your time and tasks, helping you seamlessly adapt to your new environment: The 30-60-90 day plan. Creating and following an effective plan enables you to soak in as much information as possible, master your core job responsibilities, and make a lasting impact on your new team. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about building the best 30-60-90 day […]
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