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What is a Letter of Intent? How to Write One for a Job [+ Examples]

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Standard job applications have a standard set of practices. You turn in a resume and cover letter, and then, if selected, you move through a few rounds of interviews and get the job. However, not all potential job opportunities start with an application. In fact, many begin with initiative from a job seeker. Those job seekers will send in a letter of intent rather than a cover letter. In this article, we’ll take a look at what a letter of intent is and highlight some strategies for writing the best LOI you can. We’ve even included a template to help you […]

20 Creative Interview Questions (With Sample Answers)

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As a hiring manager, asking questions like, “What’s the greatest challenge you’ve overcome?” is important to learn about an applicant. But what creative interview questions will help paint a fuller picture of a potential candidate? Imagine you ask your candidate: “If you were a pizza delivery person, how would you benefit from scissors?” The question changes the conversation. Suddenly, you’ve caught your candidate off-guard. Traditional interview questions are still necessary, but funny or unexpected questions like the following can provoke a more honest, insightful conversation during your interview. Funny Interview Questions 1. “How would you solve problems if you were […]

12 Incredible Answers to “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” — That Aren’t “Perfectionism”

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So, you’ve finally got your foot in the door at your dream company. You’ve submitted the perfect resume and made a lasting impression during the phone screen. All there’s left to do now is to win over the hiring manager in the face-to-face interview. As a well-informed candidate, you’re doing your research on the company and preparing your answers to the most important interview questions you can think of — the most notorious of them all being: “What is your greatest weakness?” You don’t want to respond, “I tend to work too hard,” or “I am too much of a […]

26 Quotes to Inspire Your Job Search

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As a job seeker, you’ll face ups and downs. Motivational job search quotes can inspire you on the days you feel like giving up. Between preparing for interviews and sending out resumes, you may not have time to find these quotes yourself. That’s why our team gathered 26 of our favorite quotes from people who were in your shoes and nailed the job search. Read on and keep pursuing your dream job! Table of Contents Quotes About Following Your Passion Motivational Quotes to Keep You Resilient Quotes About Creating Opportunities Quotes About Networking Quotes About Personal & Professional Growth Quotes […]

The Job Search Process: 10 Tips on How to Land Your Dream Job (+3 Resume Examples)

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The job search process can feel daunting. Every step of the process — from finding relevant opportunities to interviewing — is a major time investment. However, an organized to-do list can keep you on track. In this post, you’ll learn the essential steps for an organized job search and tips to help you land your dream gig. Let’s get started. Table of Contents 10 Important Steps in the Job Search Process 10 Job Search Tips 3 Resume Examples Tailored to Different Niches Starting Your Job Search 10 Essential Steps for Your Job Search Process Without a roadmap, finding a new […]

The Great Resignation: How It’s Changing Hiring for Companies and Job Prospects [+ Expert Insight]

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that over 47 million Americans quit their jobs in 2021 — this is what’s now known as The Great Resignation. As there has been a significant increase in the number of vacant positions and the number of workers who have left their position, it makes sense that hiring priorities may have changed. In this post, we’ll discuss The Great Resignation’s impact on hiring with insight from marketing decision-makers and expert HubSpot recruiters. Has The Great Resignation Impacted Recruiting? Gabby Reynoso, a Marketing Recruiter, says, “What the great resignation has done is highlight the importance […]

Instagram and TikTok Resumes: Are Marketing Managers Watching Them?

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Instagram and TikTok are apps typically used to share special moments, connect with others, or promote our brands — but can we also use these platforms to create and share resumes? In 2021, TikTok launched TikTok Resumes, a program designed to “continue expanding and enhancing TikTok as a new channel for recruitment and job discovery,” according to a news release. The New York Times calls TikTok the new search engine for Gen Z, so it makes sense that Gen Z users could also search for employment opportunities on the app. It also makes sense brands looking for young talent may […]

10 Essential Job Search Strategies to Help Land Your Next Big Gig

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A job hunt is a time-consuming process. It usually takes a few weeks, if not months to land a job. If you want to cut the time to hire and explore all your career opportunities, it’s worth following a job search strategy. Here’s a selection of tried and tested methods along with the tools that will help you put your best foot forward. Table of Contents Ten Effective Job Search Strategies Job Search Strategy Tips Helpful Tools Your job search strategy should be about quality, not quantity Ten Effective Job Search Strategies 1. Build an online portfolio or an “About […]

Why Recruiters Are Reaching Out To Candidates Directly & How to Access This Hidden Job Market

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If you’re struggling to get in front of hiring managers, it could be because recruiters are shifting away from traditional methods to find candidates. In this article, we’ll cover the causes behind this shift and how job seekers can meet recruiters where they are. The Hidden Job Market In 2021, employers everywhere experienced the Great Resignation, a phenomenon in which employees quit their jobs in droves. This means many things: There are a lot of openings now due to the mass quitting and the job market is more competitive because there are more job seekers. In a TikTok video, career […]

6+ Tips for Reducing Job Search Anxiety

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Are you feeling anxious about your job search? You’re not alone. The competition for jobs is fierce and the search can be grueling. In this article, we’ll cover the warning signs that you may be experiencing job search anxiety and the ways to reduce it. What is job search anxiety? Job Search Anxiety Warning Signs How to Deal with Job Search Anxiety Job Search Anxiety Warning Signs It’s important to know the difference between the frustration and nerves that happen during any job search and the anxiety that can impact your mental health. Here are some warning signs that you […]
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