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Vol. 16, Issue 50 - Week of December 11, 2017

Simple job tips people often forgetAbridged: USNews

SEATTLE, WA -- Make Yourself an Obvious Fit: Many times when you go through an online application process, your application is screened by an applicant tracking system before it is screened by HR. Try to ensure that everything about your application is simple and straight-forward enough for both the computer and human eyes to review it. A useful tip for doing this is to study the job description and available information you have on the position and mirror the words and phrases used.

Modify Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: Your resume and LinkedIn profile might be aesthetically breathtaking but that will do you no good if the content is not what employers are looking for. You should endeavor to modify wordings, key terms, bullet points etc., as well as add new skills and education gained over time to your resume and LinkedIn profile to help better position yourself as a direct match for the roles you're applying for.

Give Yourself Permission to be Polished but Endearing: Few people get hired just because they had the perfect resume, cover letter, and memorized the correct answers to all the interview questions. It's much better to balance being polished or perfect in your interview delivery - with being endearing. Memorable and likable candidates are often the ones who go the distance and eventually get the job.

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5 Ways to make your resume stand out in 2018

Get help finding a recruiter in your industry

Tips to finding a job in the new year

The secret to acing your next job interview

When job seekers talk the talk

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