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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 […]

How to Give Your Two Weeks’ Notice [+ 3 Examples]

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Giving your two weeks notice is never easy, particularly if you have a good relationship with your boss and colleagues, or you feel they’ve invested time and energy into your professional development. If you’re wondering how to give two weeks notice without hurting your relationship with your employer, you’re in luck. There are particular actions you can take to ensure you leave a good final impression with your current employer. Leaving your current company respectfully and thoughtfully can ensure better long-term connections and references — and, even if you’re switching industries, you never know who could help you down the […]

How to Find your Dream Job in 2022

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Finding a new job is a job in itself. It takes time and effort to apply, interview, and eventually land a position — even when you’re completely qualified. It took me close to nine months from the moment I decided it was time to start searching for a new role to my first day at HubSpot. Long story short, searching for a new job or finding your dream career isn’t always an easy process. It can be stressful, time-consuming, and difficult. But, no fear — that’s why we’ve created this guide. Follow along, and the process will feel significantly less […]

How to Find a Job After College: The Ultimate Guide

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College graduation is just around the corner, which means it’s almost speech season. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good graduation speech and all the platitudes that come along with it, but very few of them give guidance on how to find a job after college.  We want to help. At HubSpot, we’re lucky enough to interview and hire a lot of recent graduates, so I’ve rounded up some advice below based on interviews, applications, and feedback we hear from hiring managers, recruiters, and job candidates alike. And for free templates and tools you can use to put the […]

9 Tips on How to Leave a Job on Good Terms

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At some point in your career, you’ll likely quit your job – it’s a normal part of any career. When it does come around, learning how to leave your job on good terms will be key. However, even though quitting happens all the time. it’s easy to ruffle some feathers during the resignation process and burn bridges. In this article, you’ll learn how to preserve a healthy relationship with your employer, manager, and colleagues. Tell your manager first. Give two weeks’ notice. Organize your files. Finish strong. Offer to train your replacement. Write a goodbye email to your teammates. Express […]

20 Tips for Starting a New Job

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Starting a new job? Then it’s time to put your best foot forward. Specifically, you’ve got to show up to your new job, make a great first impression, and contribute something of value. No biggie, right? To crush your new gig right from the get-go, you need to prepare for the first day. Below are 20 of our favorite tips to help you do just that. Tips for Having a Great First Day 1. Familiarize yourself with the company’s online assets. You probably already did this as part of the interview process, but it doesn’t hurt to do it again […]
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