Author Archives: uConnect

How to Do a Practice Interview That’ll Actually Help You

Interviews can be super intimidating. Not only are you trying to get a feel for your prospective boss, but you’re also doing your best to make an incredible impression, flawlessly answer questions about that time you dealt with a difficult …

By The Muse
The Muse
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5 Answers from 5 Real People on Why You Keep Getting Rejected From Jobs

Ever since we launched our new Discussions platform, questions have been pouring in. People want to know how to get a job, how they can be more productive, and what they should do if they’re stuck in a rut.

One …

By The Muse
The Muse
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Out of 100,000 Interviews, These 7 Candidate Questions Stood Out

“Do you have any questions for us?”

You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter’s put in the hot seat—that’s not actually in your …

By The Muse
The Muse
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The ROI of a Master’s Degree – Is It Worth It?

The educational landscape is changing, and more people are seeking advanced education than ever before. This makes the job market increasingly competitive, which only drives more people to get advanced degrees.

Are you one of the many people thinking about …

By Dave Green
examPAL
Senior Tutor, Head of the GMAT Division
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Use This Email Template to Reschedule a Job Interview (Without Destroying Your Chances)

You’ve had a job interview scheduled for days (maybe even weeks) when the unthinkable happens: You need to reschedule.

Perhaps you need to deal with a family emergency and will be out of town for the next several days. Or, …

By The Muse
The Muse
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What to Do When People in Your Network Won’t Stop Bugging You

Recently, one of my co-workers was telling me about a problem she was having. She’d offered to help a former colleagues with their job search, but even after referring them to a few positions and offering suggestions for breaking into …

By The Muse
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5 Better Ways to Talk About the 5 Most Common Resume Gaps

So, you’ve got a gap in your resume? Maybe you decided to travel, or go back to school, or maybe you looked after a sick relative, or you took time out to be a parent yourself. Whatever the reason, you’re …

By The Muse
The Muse
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3 Things You’re Overthinking When You Read Job Listings (and 3 Things You’re Not Thinking About Enough)

Applying for jobs is stressful. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would respond to that fact with, “What do you mean? I think it’s a totally enjoyable process and I can’t wait to do it again soon!”

But as …

By The Muse
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The 2 Big Reasons Why Your Loved Ones Give You Terrible Career Advice

For most of us, our first experience with career advice comes from one source: our parents. As we go through life, the people who have the most interest in the direction we take with our careers continue to be those …

By The Muse
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7 Things You Might Be Forgetting to Do in Your Cover Letter (That Make All the Difference)

We all know that we should tailor our cover letter to each company, show our enthusiasm for the role, include real-life examples of our accomplishments, and double (or triple) check everything we write for spelling and grammar mistakes.

But what …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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