5 signs your cover letter is too over the top

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by Jenny Foss, Mashable As a 10-year veteran recruiter and long-time resume and cover letter writer, I realize that strong, relevant, and memorable cover letters are incredibly challenging for most people to write. Because of the fact they’re so tough to write, I often receive cover letters that are incredibly vanilla, completely redundant to the… Read more »

Google’s Secret To Great Job Interviews

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by Shelly Dutton, Smart Recruiters  Best known for its innovative spirit, it’s no surprise that Google would apply this same philosophy every aspect of the recruiting process – even the job interview. Lucky for this $350 billion behemoth, Laszlo Bock, the company’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, knows how to shake up the traditional job… Read more »

How to Dress for Your Job Interview

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by Sophie Deering, UndercoverRecruiter Knowing what to wear for a job interview is half the battle of the interview itself. The old adage could never be so true, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you’re going to a job interview, your appearance is extremely important. Whether or not you… Read more »

What are the Essential Qualities for your First Resume?

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by Amy Klimek, UndercoverRecruiter Creating your first resume can be a challenging task. When you’re planning your first resume, chances are that you don’t have much work experience to list. How can you compensate for this deficit and convince potential employers you have a lot to offer despite this lack? Fortunately, there are quite a… Read more »

What are the Top Interview Questions to Practice?

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by Jennifer Young, UndercoverRecruiter Not every job interview will be the same or follow a set format, although there are some frequent questions that pop up time and time again. Here are our top five most asked interview questions and some tips to help you answer them appropriately. 1) Why do you want this job?… Read more »

Job Seeker? Here’s What Not to Post on Social Media

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by Jorgen Sundberg, UndercoverRecruiter Heads up, job seekers: Data from Jobvite’s Social Recruiting Survey makes it clear that recruiters are inspecting your profiles, posts, and tweets. Are you broadcasting something that turns employers off? You might need to do more than just hide those incriminating spring break photos. Why social matters for job seekers: 55%… Read more »

4 Resume Mistakes That Turn Off Hiring Managers

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by Michael Eisenstadt, The Staffing Stream Like most staffing companies, we’ve seen a lot of resumes and received valuable feedback from hiring managers on a good portion of them. As someone who isn’t a stellar resume writer, allow me to share an area of expertise: understanding what hiring managers don’t want to see (or are… Read more »

7 Job Search Mistakes Every Job Applicant Should Stop Doing

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by Amber Stanley, UndercoverRecruiter Job searching in a tough market is a daunting and tedious process. Not everyone was given the chance that they’ve wanted for their career. More often than not, every applicant finds more failure over success in each position they applied for. During the job hunt course, the applicant has to go… Read more »