Why Do Employers Require a Background Check?

If you’ve never had to complete a background check before, it may sound intimidating. Here’s how background checks work and why employers require them.

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How to List Awards, Scholarships, and Honors on Your Resume

Your resume is a great place to showcase your achievements. Here’s where to add your awards, honors and scholarships to your resume and how to format them.

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How to Find Resume Help: Templates, Tools, and More

Need help perfecting your resume? Here’s where to find the best resume tools, templates and other resume services.

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Job Search and Resume Tips for High School Students

As a student, you may not have formal work experience yet, but there are plenty of other great things to include in your resume. Use these tips for a successful job search and resume.

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How to Research and Find the Salary You Deserve

There’s the salary you desire and the salary your employer is willing to pay. And while the two may be quite similar, that’s not always the case. Though some of what determines your pay rate is out of your hands, there are some steps you can take to help you understand your value to an […]

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How to End a Letter (Example Closings and Sign-Offs)

Whether it’s a cover letter, resignation, or reference, the way you end your letter is important. Use these example closing sentences and sign-offs to end your letters.

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What to Wear to a Job Interview

It’s essential for your job interview outfit to make a great impression. Here’s what to wear (and what not to wear) to your job interview.

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How to Write an Impressive Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

A great elevator pitch demonstrates who you are and what you want to achieve. Here’s how to give an elevator pitch that will land you career opportunities.

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Best Skills to Put On Your Resume (Examples)

Your resume should include a mix of hard skills, soft skills and transferable skills. Here’s how to list skills on your resume and example skills to help you get started.

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What Is Active Listening? Here’s Why It’s Important

Listening well is just as important as being well-spoken, and it’s especially important during your job search. Here’s how to become a more active listener.

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How to List References on Your Resume

Great professional references are an essential step toward landing most jobs. Here’s when to submit your references, how to format your reference list, and more.

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How to End an Email (Example Closings and Sign-Offs)

Ending your emails with a great closing line can help you make the right impression. Here’s how to craft a professional closing line.

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Tips to Manage Job Search Stress and Anxiety

With applications, interviews, networking and more, it can be overwhelming to look for a new job. Use these easy strategies to manage job search stress.

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How to Negotiate Salary: 6 Strategies

You’ll need to be prepared and confident before negotiating your salary. Use these strategies to research and rehearse so you can successfully negotiate for your desired salary!

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How to Ask For a Recommendation Letter

Having a letter of recommendation on hand can really impress hiring managers. Here’s how to ask for a recommendation letter, how to thank the writer, and more.

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How to Write a Resignation Letter

Follow these tips to write a resignation letter that helps you leave your job on a high note—what to include, what to leave out, and when to submit your resignation.

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5 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer is exciting, but it’s important to make sure it’s the right job for you. Consider these five things before accepting a new job.

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How to Write a Thank You Note to a Recruiter

Susan P. Joyce provides sample job interview thank you to send to the external recruiter who referred you to the job you interviewed for.

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25 Keywords To Improve Your Job Search Profile

Build your personal SEO with the 25 best keywords for your job search so your resume and LinkedIn Profile appear in the right search results for you.

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Thank You Note for a Job Referral (With Samples)

Susan P. Joyce offers a sample job interview thank you note for a job referral.

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