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Ask a Credible Career Coach: How Do I Get Companies to Consider My Non-traditional Background?

Dear Career Coach,

I’m job searching and I’ve been told that companies won’t even consider me for my desired position because I don’t currently work in a similar role. What can I do to prove I’m a fit—even if my …

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6 Questions to Ask if You Want Your New Boss to Like You (and Spoiler, You Do!)

Starting a new job is all about making a good first impression. You have this amazing opportunity to start over—to build strong relationships and set your new career in the right direction—so don’t just enter your new office prepared to …

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A Few Tips for Introverts Trying to Make Friends at Work (According to Fellow Introverts)

You’re about to start a new role. It’s exciting because yay, fresh start, but it’s also incredibly intimidating.

You’re not anti-social or shy, but you are an introvert and it takes you a little bit longer to become friends with …

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The 9 Highest-Rated Career Books of 2018, According to Goodreads

Imagine getting to spend a few hours with a career expert—just you two—and learning all their secrets to success.

That’s exactly what you can do by reading a great career book! (Sure, it’s not exactly the same thing, but it’s …

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10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Job Interview to Avoid (Another) Toxic Boss

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re finally getting out of an unhealthy work environment. Good for you! You deserve to work with someone who treats you well.

That said, you certainly don’t want to make the same mistake again …

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8 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media (Because Hiring Managers Really Do Look at It)

What if I told you that we all have two resumes?

The first is the crisp white sheet sprinkled with bullet points and carefully-chosen verbs. On it are descriptions of our education, the positions we’ve held, and acquired skills. This …

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How to List Volunteer Work on Your Resume

When it comes to writing or updating your resume, you know you should include your relevant work history, education, and technical skills.

But what about your volunteer experience? Will hiring managers even care about the time you spent building homes …

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The Answer to: What’s the Right Way to Include Links on Your Resume?

When I was applying for editorial jobs, I desperately wanted to show off all the stuff I’d written. Of course, some applications asked for writing samples. But many didn’t, and I had to wonder—was not sharing my work holding me …

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Dear High-Achievers: You Won’t Always Get What You Deserve

When I was in college, I applied for a position in my university’s writing center. Let me tell you—I wanted that job bad. Not only did it mean I’d get to work in a role that was relevant to my …

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Here’s How to Compare a Great Job Offer With Your Current Job (That You Like)

Casually browsing for jobs while watching TV? Stalking your best friend’s new employer? Taking informational interviews during your coffee breaks at work?

Whether you’re after that dream job, are feeling restless after two years on the job, or are keeping …

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