Category Archives for Applying for Jobs

Sample follow up emails after job application

Sample Follow-Up Emails After Job Application

As a former recruiter, I’m going to share the best follow-up emails after a job application. I’ll also share how long after submitting your resume to follow up… and key mistakes to avoid (including one that will cost you the job opportunity). Here’s everything you need to do when following up on job applications… How […]

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Applying for Multiple Jobs at the Same Company

Is Applying for Multiple Jobs at the Same Company Bad?

If you’re thinking of applying for multiple jobs at the same company, there are a few things you should know first. As a former recruiter, I’m going to share: When it’s okay (and not okay) to apply for multiple jobs at the same company Potential benefits and drawbacks to applying for multiple positions at one […]

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What recruiters look for in a resume

What Do Recruiters Look for in a Resume?

I’ve looked at thousands of resumes as a job recruiter. In this article, I’m going to share what recruiters are looking for in a resume, and specifically what they look for at first glance. I’ll also share what hiring managers look for in a resume so you can make sure your resume is getting you […]

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How Do Recruiters Find Candidates

How Do Recruiters Find Candidates?

I was a professional recruiter for 5 years and spent most of my day looking for job candidates (also known as “sourcing”). In this article, I’ll share the top 8 ways recruiters look for candidates so you can get noticed and get more job opportunities. I’ll also share an exact breakdown of how much time […]

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what are soft skills- definition and example skills list

Soft Skills Definition and Examples

If you’re a job seeker trying to get noticed, it’s important to use the right balance of hard and soft skills in your resume and cover letter. In this article, I’ll share the following: Definition: What are soft skills? Soft skills examples: 74 soft skills that relate to every type of job (for students and […]

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how many jobs should you apply for each day and week

How Many Jobs Should I Apply For?

People will tell you that looking for a job is a full-time job, but does it have to be? And does applying to a high number of companies really get you hired faster? In this article, I’ll share how many jobs you should apply for each day and week in your job search for best […]

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why do recruiters lie

Why Do Recruiters Lie? (And 8 Lies They’ll Tell You)

If you’ve worked with job recruiters in the past, it’s likely that you’ve had at least one bad experience. While some recruiters are great, others are not very good and will even lie to candidates at times. In this article, I’m going to reveal: Why do recruiters lie? What do recruiters lie about? The worst […]

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How long does it take to hear back after applying for a job

How Long to Hear Back After Applying for a Job?

Submitting a job application feels good, but hearing back from the employer feels even better! Unfortunately, each day that passes without a response adds a bit of anxiety, and you start to wonder if you’ll ever hear back. In this article, you’ll learn how long it takes to hear back after submitting a resume, and […]

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how to email a recruiter- templates, samples and more

How to Email a Recruiter: Examples, Tips, Templates

If you’re sending an email to a recruiter, there are some things to know if you want them to respond (and some mistakes to avoid). So after working for almost 5 years as a recruiter, I’m going to share how to email a recruiter with email samples, examples of what not to do, and more. […]

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how to respond to an interview request

How to Respond to an Interview Request (Email Samples)

Nothing beats the feeling of getting an interview invitation, but don’t rush to respond just yet. You need to make sure you reply correctly with clear availability to secure the interview. So in this article, I’m going to walk you through how to respond to an interview request from a recruiter or hiring manager with […]

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How to Get Your Job Application Noticed - creative ways to apply

9 Creative Ways to Get Your Job Application Noticed

If you’re wondering, “how can I stand out from other job applicants online?” then this is the article for you. In the next 10 minutes, you’re going to learn how to get your job application noticed with 9 creative (and highly-effective) methods that will help you stand out any time you apply for a position […]

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why am i not getting job interviews

Not Getting Job Interviews? 11 Likely Reasons Why

Common reasons for not getting job interviews include not “tailoring” your resume correctly, not applying with the right methods, having a resume that’s longer than it should be for your experience, and a number of other reasons. In fact, there are 11 common reasons why you are not getting calls for interviews, so we’ll look […]

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