Job Search 101 Guide

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Explore our Job Search 101 Guide for free job search tips, resume samples, interview preparation, and more.


Resume Resources

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Tips for Creating an Effective Resume

The thought of writing a resume intimidates almost everyone. Here are 15 tips to help you write a winning resume.

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Example of an Effective Resume

Here is an example of an effective, professionally written resume that you can use as a guide for writing your own resume.

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Customize Your Resume to a Particular Job Posting

Here’s a simple and effective way you can customize your resume to the opportunities you seek.

Cover Letter Resources

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Why You Should Have a Cover Letter when Applying for Jobs

Here are three important reasons for why you should include a cover letter with your resume when applying for a job.

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What to Include in Your Cover Letter

Get an effective, easy-to-follow format for what you should include in your cover letter when applying for a job.

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Cover Letter Example

Get a sample of an effective cover letter that you can use as a guide for writing your own cover letter when applying for a job.

Beginning Your Job Search

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Here's How Long Your Job Search Will Take

Wondering how long it will take to find a new job? Here are some factors that could either shorten or lengthen your job search.

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Here's How Most Job Seekers Found Their Last Job

Ever wonder how job seekers are finding new jobs? Here are the stats on how most job seekers found their last job.

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Maximize the Number of Quality Job Opportunities You Target

Here’s how you can maximize the number of quality job opportunities that you can target in your job search.

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How to best utilize job posting sites in your job search

Here’s how to best utilize Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other job posting sites in your job search.

Working with Executive Recruiters & Tracking Your Job Search Progress

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The role executive recruiters play in your job search

Here’s everything you need to know about executive recruiters and the role executive recruiters will play in your job search.

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The ideal candidate for executive recruiters

Here’s what you need to know about being an ideal candidate for an executive recruiter.

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An important interview that isn’t with an employer

Here’s how you can increase your chances of having executive recruiters pass your resume on to a client company

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How to reach out to executive recruiters

Here’s everything you need to know about reaching out to executive recruiters during your job search.

Preparing for the Interview

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How to determine your desired salary to prepare for the HR phone screen interview

Here’s everything you need to know about how to determine your desired salary to prepare for the HR phone screen interview.

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Questions you should expect during an interview

Here is a list of likely questions you should be prepared to respond to during a job interview.

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What is a behavior-based interview?

Here is everything you need to know about behavior-based interviews that you may encounter during your job search.

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What you should include in your interview thank you letter

Here’s everything you need to know about what you should include in your interview thank you letter during your job search.

References & Recommendations

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Who you should ask to be a reference or provide a letter of recommendation

There are many people you can ask to be a reference for you or to provide you with a letter of recommendation. Here are some ideas.

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See an example of a reference list

Here’s an example of a reference list.

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What should be included in a letter of recommendation

Here’s everything you need to know about what should be included in a letter of recommendation that you use in your job search.

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