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Nailing a Video Job Interview

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Nailing a Video Job Interview

Applying for a job that’s out of state, perhaps even out of the country? If so, there is a high likelihood that you’ll eventually be flown in for a face-to-face interview—but not before you have one over video. Whether it’s Skype, Oovoo, or even FaceTime, video conferencing technology has made it easier for a job interviewer to get to know you, even from a distance—and vice versa. Of course, video interviews bring their own sets of issues, and if you’ve never had one before then the entire process might seem a bit daunting. Here are some...

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4 Less Obvious Resume Mistakes you may be Overlooking

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4 Less Obvious Resume Mistakes you may be Overlooking

Spelling and grammar? Check. Correct contact information? Check. No objective or “references upon request” line? Check. While these are a few of the common things you may look for as you’re working on your resume, there are some lesser known mistakes that could be plaguing you as well. They are things you may not have thought of or even realized you were doing. But when it comes to your resume, you want to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases and created as strong of a document as you can. Calling out the company’s achievements instead...

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Minimizing Gaps Across Your Resume to Show You’re Qualified

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Minimizing Gaps Across Your Resume to Show You’re Qualified

It can be frustrating scanning through job openings and realizing that you are capable of doing what the employer is asking but don’t necessarily have the specific qualifications. They want 10 years of experience and you only have eight. They list a specific program but you know one that’s similar. This shouldn’t necessarily keep you from applying for the job if you’re a relatively close match. Keep in mind that there are few people who would fit every single qualification perfectly depending on how specific they are. Many employers are...

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How Should you Brand Yourself on Your Resume?

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How Should you Brand Yourself on Your Resume?

Before you can really polish up your resume, you need to know who you are and where you’re headed. Taking a generic approach not only leaves you with little direction, it can also confuse employers about what you have to offer. They can look at your resume and see diverse skills and experiences but wonder what your goal is and where you fit into their business. That is why it is important to have a strong marketing message that brands you and can help employers better see who you are and what you bring to the table. Get right to the point....

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Asking the Right Questions at Your Next Interview

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Asking the Right Questions at Your Next Interview

A job interview isn’t just about an employer vetting the applicant; it’s also about the applicant vetting the employer. There is no better time to ask some questions, do some digging, and ensure that the position in question is truly a good fit for you. In fact, failure to ask some good, thoughtful questions can reflect badly on you as a candidate. Interviewers invariably provide a chance for you to make some inquiries at the end of your meeting—and if you don’t take them up on it, you’ll come across as an unengaged or uncurious candidate....

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5 Bad Job Interview Habits You Should Break Right Now

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5 Bad Job Interview Habits You Should Break Right Now

What’s the point of having a strong resume? Thinking long-term and big-picture, the goal is to get a job—but of course, there’s another step in the process. Before your resume gets you a job it has to get you an interview, and the job interview comes with its own share of potential obstacles. Some jobseekers really thrive in an interview. They are good at selling themselves and comfortable speaking about their achievements. For many, the interview can be intimidating. It is a narrow window you have in which to make a powerful impression and...

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Job Fair Frenzy: Preparing Your Resume to Remain Competitive

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Job Fair Frenzy: Preparing Your Resume to Remain Competitive

Job fairs can be a great place to network, get your resume out there, and see what types of job opportunities exist. However, they often attract a rather large crowd and employers don’t have much time to spend on one-on-one chats. It is important that job seekers make the most of the time they do get and ensure that their resume is a solid reflection of what they have to offer. One of the most common pieces of job search advice is to tailor your resume for each job you are applying for; but when it comes to a job fair, how is this possible?...

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The One Job Search Guarantee: You Will Get Googled

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The One Job Search Guarantee: You Will Get Googled

Nothing is ever certain in the job search, and there are exceptions to nearly every rule—but there’s one thing we can pretty much promise you: If you’re searching for work, applying for jobs and sending out resumes, you will get Googled by potential employers. And why wouldn’t you? Your employers are getting flooded with resumes, and they need an easy way to separate the great applicants from the mediocre ones—and the mediocres from the red flags. What better way to do that—what better tool to use—than Google? Building Something on the Web...

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Particular Order: Why Resume Organization Matters

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Particular Order: Why Resume Organization Matters

Have you ever known someone who provided you with a list of something—say, favorite movies, favorite books, favorite cocktails, favorite vacation spots—and made clear to you that the list was in no particular order? Well, when making a list, no particular order can be a perfectly fine mantra; when making a resume, however, it’s a sign of thoughtlessness. The order in which you list things, the way in which you organize the material on your resume, matters very much. Putting Your Best Foot Forward Here is an example of what we mean. Part of...

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LinkedIn Optimization Is Not a One-Time Thing

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LinkedIn Optimization Is Not a One-Time Thing

Grammar Chic has long offered services in LinkedIn optimization—a one-time service, typically offered in conjunction with a resume rewrite, in which we polish up, expand, keyword, and refine your LinkedIn profile, casting you as a thought leader and as an invaluable member of your industry. Recently, though, we’ve introduced a new service—LinkedIn Profile Management, which is ongoing and fluid. With this service, we post regular content on our client’s behalf, sharing articles, blogs, reports, and other useful content through LinkedIn status...

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