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For most job seekers, updating the “education” section of a resume doesn’t take very long. Every few years, the “experience” and “skills” sections require a full renovation in order to reflect recent positions or the mastery of new software tools that have appeared in the industry. However, the education section just needs a quick review… read the rest »

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If you have a naturally shy personality, that’s okay! Your shyness may bring a few challenges as you climb the career ladder, but it can also bring distinct advantages. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter; you are who you are, and there’s little benefit in trying to hide or change your… read the rest »

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At some point during your next job interview, your employer may ask you to describe a past workplace experience in which you missed a deadline or failed to achieve a goal. When this happens, choose your story carefully and tell it well; select an incident that’s memorable and meaningful, and make sure you highlight your… read the rest »

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As an employee, you’ve probably heard your manager emphasize the importance of “professional goals,” and you probably hear this term repeated over and over again each year during performance review season. Of course your employer benefits when you set “goals” and work hard to achieve them. Your goal orientation means greater productivity and revenue for… read the rest »

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 You’ve stepped outside of the professional arena for a little while to attend to other aspects of your life, and now it’s time to get back into the game. Maybe you’ve been gone for just a few months, or maybe you’ve been on another path for several years. But the time has come to shift… read the rest »

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If your qualifications align perfectly with the needs of your target position, that’s great news for your employers and great news for you. If you appear (in the eyes of your reviewers) to fall just short of the mark, that’s often okay too. In fact, some employers target slightly underqualified candidates, since these applicants can… read the rest »

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As you hit the job search trail in search of a new position, you’ll be relying on a few important tools: a killer resume, a winning cover letter, a network of friends and professional contacts, and—at a lower, but still important position on the list—your references. These are the people who you can count on… read the rest »

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As a job applicant in the accounting and finance arena, you’ll need to position yourself as a qualified candidate. But as it happens, “qualified” candidates only get so far. Once you’ve accomplished that task, you’ll have to take the next step and frame yourself as a candidate who can actually stand apart and contribute more… read the rest »

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 So you didn’t get the job. And you’re not feeling great about it. In fact, this ranks as the most serious bummer of the day, if not the entire week. You put everything you had into this opportunity; you created a perfect resume, formed a connection with your potential employers, sent a handwritten thank-you note… read the rest »