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How to Ace Your Next Competency-Based Interview

Competency-based interviews (also called skills-based interviews) have been found to be significantly more effective than general interviews, for two reasons: they are objective, and predictive. Rather than asking you about general abilities, they are aimed at discovering whether or not … Continue reading

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Resume Delivery Gimmicks Don’t Work, Mostly

“Companies received an average of 383 applications for every opening they advertised in 2013, according to CEB, formerly known as the Corporate Executive Board, and many are funneled through automated tracking systems.” Continue reading

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Want a free resume critique? Try this site

The site charges $349 to do a resume. I’m not looking for a rewrite and so didn’t investigate further to see exactly what that buys or what past customers think of it. I’d advise doing both before spending that much money. Continue reading

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What Does an Effective Cover Letter Look Like?

Here’s an example of what has been, for me, a fairly standard cover letter. Continue reading

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