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Avoid Interview Mistakes

Some interview mistakes are so common that you can make them without even realizing it. Take the time to prepare in advance so you can avoid them.

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What Skills Do Employers Want?

Thursday April 24, 2014

SkillsWhat skills matter most to companies that are hiring? There are some skills that you have to have to perform effectively on the job, these are called hard skills. There are other skills and attributes that are important for all job seekers, regardless of the job they are applying for. These are called soft skills, and they include the interpersonal skills and attributes you need to succeed in the workplace.

Here's the difference between hard and soft skills and why you need both to get hired.

Be prepared to show employers that you have all the skills they need when you're applying and interviewing for jobs. Highlight your most relevant and job-specific skills for the position in your resume, your cover letter and during a job interview. The more skills you have that are a match for the job description, the better your chance of getting hired.

Here are the top skills employers seek in job applicants, along with tips on how to show employers you have what they need.

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How To Write an Interview Winning Resume

Thursday April 24, 2014

Resume WritingDo you need to know how to write a resume? First of all, your resume needs to not only be well written and properly formatted - it also needs to sell an employer on interviewing you.

If it doesn't make a good first impression, your resume won't get a second glance from any hiring manager.

It's important to take it a step further, as well, and take the time to create a customized resume that specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for.

Here's how to write a resume that will get noticed and help you get invited for an interview. Also, review these resume tips to make sure your resume helps you secure an interview.

Read More: Resume Writing Tips | Cover Letter Tips | How to Write a Cover Letter | Resume Writing

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Add a Title to Your Resume

Thursday April 24, 2014

Resume TitleOne way to get your resume noticed is to add a title (also known as a resume headline) to it. What's a resume title? It's a brief phrase that highlights your value to a prospective employer.

Your resume title should be concise and catchy. Your goal is to show the hiring manager why you're the best candidate for the job. It should be focused on what you have to offer the employer. Adding a headline to your resume gives you an opportunity to shine, so don't be bashful about sharing your value.

A resume headline is different from a resume objective, which is a statement of your goals. It's shorter than a resume profile, but can be included as a heading for a profile.

Here are tips for writing a resume title, plus examples of titles and examples of titles combined with a profile.

Resume Examples With a Title: Example of a Resume With a Headline | Example of a Resume With a Headline and a Profile

Read More: What to Include in a Resume | What Not to Include in a Resume

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Top 10 Short Term Job Training Programs

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Hair SalonStuck in a dead end job? Want to do something different? Are you looking for a way to change careers without investing a lot of time and money on educational requirements?

A short term job training program could be just the ticket for you to gain access to a rewarding career field. There are a surprising number of fields that you can enter without completing long degree programs.

Some training programs are as short as a few weeks; others can take longer. However, all of them will provide what you need to get started on the path to a new career quickly. If you're stuck in a job that you don't like or are just tired of doing the same old thing every day, consider what else you could be doing instead.

All the jobs on the list have a positive employment outlook with high new job projections. Here are the top 10 jobs you can qualify for quickly, along with the job description, hiring outlook, salary and where to find a training program for each position.

Check out, as well, the top 10 unexpectedly well-paid jobs - you might be surprised at how much you could be earning.

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