What to ask in an informational interview
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What to ask in an informational interview

In my last post, I suggested six ways to get creative with your job search, all with the goal of ferreting out “hidden jobs.” (If you missed it, read it here.) Five of my six suggestions have something in common: They center around networking. The magic here is in making connections with others who might…

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Seven reasons your resume doesn’t make the first cut

When recruiters screen a “stack” (literal or digital) of resumes, they’re looking for two things: One, does each candidate’s experience check all the boxes in terms of the position’s requirements? And two, is there anything here that makes this candidate an automatic rule-out? Your goal is to make that first cut. Your resume’s job is…