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What You Need to Know about Submitting Job References

What You Need to Know about Submitting Job References

Job references are one of those mysterious elements of a job search that happen behind the HR curtain. Do they really contact my references? What do they ask? This month, I talked with HR professionals and career coaches to learn more about how references are handled...

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How to Ace a Phone or Web Interview

How to Ace a Phone or Web Interview

Your next job search will include phone or webcam interviews. But don’t let worries about managing video conference software add to your nerves over navigating an interview. Angela from RedRocketResume shares the top dos and don’ts from an interview coach for phone/web interview etiquette.

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5 Steps to a World-Class Resume in 2019

5 Steps to a World-Class Resume in 2019

Our goal at RedRocketResume isn’t to deliver resumes that look good. Our goal is to create resumes that work. That means resumes that give hiring managers the information they need to identify you as the person best qualified to solve their problems and make their...

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How to Build a Federal Resume

How to Build a Federal Resume

There are about 3 million jobs within the federal government, from entry-level to advanced, in all functional areas. These jobs offer generous benefits, solid pay, and job security. Unfortunately, applying for a federal job is a bit of a complicated process. A federal...

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A Mindset for Success

A Mindset for Success

A lot of success comes from good old-fashioned hard work. Gaining the skills, putting in the hours, fixing problems, following up on details, getting the job done. But more and more research shows that success isn’t just about what we do, it’s about the underlying...

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Resumes for Law School / Business School Applications

MBA/business school or law school can be a great career investment. Such applications generally call for a resume, along with a personal statement, recommendation letters, and other documentation. But the professional resume you already have probably will not fit the...

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Open Sesame! How to Use Resume Keywords to Get Past ATS

Open Sesame! How to Use Resume Keywords to Get Past ATS

One of the resume questions I get most often is regarding keywords. People hear stories about a mysterious computer system that screens resumes and discards those that don’t have the magic words! The stories are true. Many companies, particularly large companies doing...

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Manners for the Job Interview

Manners for the Job Interview

Folks, you’d be surprised how many people fail to follow basic principles of etiquette, protocol, and good common sense in a job interview. I hear this consistently from recruiters and hiring managers. And I’ve fielded my share of stunningly unprofessional...

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