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Prepare Yourself to Ace Virtual Writing Test

February 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tweet  Q. Finally, I made it to round two for a job possibility. I interviewed last week with the recruiter and two account people. HR said next step is a writing test that they will “administer virtually” in the next week to 10 days.  I said “OK” but I’m not entirely clear what that means. […]

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Resumes: Stick to Facts, Not Tricks

January 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Tweet Q. My friends and mentor tell me I have a strong resume, but it’s not getting me very far. After reading the Wall Street Journal article on creative job searches, I am wondering if I should create a non-traditional resume to set me apart from others. A. While a vast majority of resumes stick […]

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Don’t Let Resume Creep Overwhelm Job Search

September 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tweet Q. I am applying for my first full-time job at several agencies, but no matter how much I edit, I still can’t get my resume down to one page. I have had four internships and was active in several campus organizations, while also working part-time. Even if I use 9-point type I need an […]

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12 Interviews and Still No Job? Time For Action

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I’m getting frustrated because I’ve gone back to the same company 12 separate times, yet I have no idea if I’m a serious candidate. I didn’t hear anything for the past three weeks so I called the HR recruiter today and she said I’m still a finalist, but they want me to return to meet others. Is this […]

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In a Job Search and Elsewhere, Proofread. And Proofread Again.

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I tried to speed up my job search by modifying form letters to a number of agencies, but I forgot to change the original agency name within the 20 emails I sent to other agencies. So far, I have only heard from a couple firms and they didn’t mention anything about this mistake. […]

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