Advice

How the Interview Question “What Are Your Interests?” Can Help You Avoid a Workplace You’ll Hate

I’ve had some jobs I really hated. And I don’t just mean jobs that were a bit boring or had less-than-savory duties. I mean the kinds of jobs where each day is more spirit-draining than the last and you wake …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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It’s Time You Get Your Personal Brand Noticed

As you begin to search for a job, something to consider is your personal branding. Your online presence and persona are available to more than just your friends and family in a digital age. For many millennials and generation z, …

By Val Matta - CareerShift
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These 6 Preliminary Interview Questions Determine Whether You Make it to the Next Round

In today’s intense hiring world, many employers deploy pre-screening steps before inviting candidates for longer interviews. When a candidate’s cover letter and resume are appealing to the recruiter, they are usually asked to participate in a preliminary interview or phone …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
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The Great Resignation Letter Generator – by Resume.io

Written by Lotte van Rijswijk

We’re in the midst of The Great Resignation, where workers worldwide are quitting their jobs in record numbers. If you’ve decided to move on from your current role, then make sure to use Resume.io‘s …

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling
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Here’s how to answer the “Tell me about yourself” interview question

Most interviews begin with the prompt “Tell me about yourself,” which can often leave candidates stumped. Answer this question with ease with these actionable steps about your present, past, and future career goals.

Depending on your experience, it can …

By Hire Bauer
Hire Bauer Front Desk - RCC
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5 Tips for a Career Change | How to Stay Realistic and Positive

Illustration by Marian Blair

Trying to transition to the social-impact sector, or maybe you’re just looking for a career change in general? First of all, congratulations. The choice to do something meaningful to you is a brave one. If it’s …

By Rosie Chevalier - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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When, Why, and How to Use Personal References in a Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your ideal company, tell them about yourself, and score your dream job right on the spot? Unfortunately, a job search takes a bit more effort than that, and employers want to …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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What to Do When Employers Are Ignoring You

You’ve spent hours writing your resume, searching job sites, and applying to different roles—only to receive rejection after rejection. And that’s if you even hear back about your application at all. After a while, this all gets pretty exhausting, and …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
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If Your Interviewer Doesn’t Say These 11 Things, That’s a Problem

You know about which red-flag interview questions to watch out for, including the questions that are downright illegal to be asked. But sometimes, what an interviewer doesn’t ask you can be just as revealing, whether the absence of these questions …

By Liv McConnell - Ivy Exec
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How to Write a Cover Letter | 10 Tips for Getting Noticed

Illustration by Marian Blair

The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter.

We all hope to find ways to stand out during our job search, and how best to convey “I’m perfect for this job!” to prospective employers. We also know that taking the …

By Emily Lamia - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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