5 THINGS TO DO RIGHT AWAY WHEN YOU ARE LAID OFF OVER THE AGE OF 40 Laid-off or recently restructured with the year-end? Looking for a job after such a jolt when you are over 40 is more challenging than most people expect. Age shouldn’t matter when recruiters look at a resume. But, it can…

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dont stress over missing resume information with helpful tips from the contingent plan

HOW TO WRITE A RESUME WHEN THERE IS A BREAK IN YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE Looking to return to work after a break? Whether the hiatus was voluntary or forced upon you, this can be a tricky situation for anyone looking to find their next challenge. The good news is that employers know that life happens…

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write an interesting summary statement with the contingent plans help

CRAFT A SUMMARY STATEMENT THE HELPS YOUR RESUME BEAT THE ATS Feel like you are stuck in a sea of applicants? Well, you are. Employers receive an average of 70 applications per job that is posted (with most jobs receiving many many more applications). At the same time, an average of 75% of those applications are rejected…

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the contingent plan provides answer to the dreaded tell me about yourself question

HOW TO PERFECT YOUR ANSWER TO THE JOB INTERVIEW QUESTION: “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?” “Tell me about yourself” is a loaded question that many interviewers will use to kick off the job interview. This question can be asked for a number of reasons from being hurried and wanting the explanation of who you are to…

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4 KEYS TO ANSWER A BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW QUESTION THE RIGHT WAY Have a big job interview scheduled with an employer that is known to ask behavioral interview questions? Thinking about all of the potential scenarios that an employer can throw at you in a behavioral job interview can be overwhelming for any candidate at all…

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HOW TO AVOID THE 5 MOST OVERLOOKED JOB SEARCH MISTAKES Been searching for a while and not getting the result you expected? Or, haven’t searched in a while and not sure where to start? Either way, the technology of a job search now means that an average of 70% of applications are rejected by the…

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HOW TO FOLLOW-UP AFTER AN INTERVIEW WITHOUT KILLING YOUR CHANCES Have a great interview and really click with the people you met? But, not sure what to do to keep the momentum going? Following up after an interview can be filled with landmines. Done well, it can mean that you secure the next interview (or the…

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ONE, TWO, OR THREE PAGES? ​HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT RESUME LENGTH FOR YOUR SEARCH Should a resume ever be more than 1 page? Tired of the conflicting advice on how long is too long? Regardless of the strong opinions, the length of your resume needs to reflect your experience in a way that helps…

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5 THINGS ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD INCLUDE ON A RESUME TO FIND THEIR NEXT ROLE Entrepreneurs are driven people who have worn a variety of hats to lead their business to success. Spending that time focusing on growing the business typically means that there was no time to track all of the things you did to make…

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