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The Pros and Cons of a Personalized Resume

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Most of us don’t walk around wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the highlights of our professional and educational backgrounds, but crafting a professional resume sometimes feels just that boastful. Finding the right words that show our skills and experience and make us stand out while simultaneously keeping the ego in check can be exhausting. But what if, after all that, you don’t even get the interview? Some people say that it’s important to tailor your resume to the position and company that you’re applying to; others say create your resume to best represent you, not a company or job posting. So, which is the right way to do it?

Five Networking Tips for Introverts

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The job search is hard, especially for introverts who cringe at the thought of networking. For the less outgoing, attending a networking event can be like diving into a pit of snakes—scary, nerve-wracking, and the stuff of nightmares. As many as 50% of the American population self-identify as introverts, meaning you aren’t as alone as you feel. But did you know introverts are more effective leaders? And that they’re more adaptable in the workplace? Sure, the extroverts get all the attention, but there’s a place for introverts in virtually every company. If you’re headed to a business networking event and are dreading it, these networking tips for introverts can help you feel more comfortable at a networking event.

Phone Interview Tips: How to Land an In-Person Interview

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While a phone interview might seem like the logical next step toward getting hired, it’s important to know that most companies use phone interviews questions to identify who not to hire; this means they’re looking for clues that you might not be a good fit for their needs. Knowing this gives you the opportunity to really prepare yourself and make sure that your phone interview helps you secure a second interview, and these telephone interview tips will help.

Tips for Turning a Temp Gig into A Full-Time Job

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Some people enjoy working temp jobs to supplement their income, while others make a career out of going from one temp job to another. But what about those who are looking for a full-time job? There are several occasions when the temporary fill-in can earn themselves a chance at filling the position permanently, and we’re going to help show you how to increase your chances of making that switch.