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What to Bring to a Job Interview: Six Essentials

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Getting a call for a job interview can be both thrilling and terrifying. On one hand, there’s the possibility of landing a job, but on the other there are the nerves over how the meeting will go. Many people take the time to research the company, review interview tips, and run through possible interview questions, but they miss one critical step. While being mentally prepared is important, knowing what to bring to a job interview can really set an applicant apart from the crowd. Here are some helpful things to have on hand the next time you’re interview bound.

How to Follow-Up After a Job Interview

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Job seeking is serious business. You have to polish your resume, craft a cover letter, and submit your application. Then you wait and hope for an interview. Nailing the interview is a great start, but many job seekers struggle with what to do (or not do) once the interview is over. While some opt to wait in silence, there are plenty of compelling reasons to write a follow-up letter to your potential employer. Here we explore that logic and outline how to follow up after an interview.

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.