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Phone screen questions, how to get past this job interview

The phone screen

To most candidates, phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process and most of us consider this the hardest step in the interview process to prepare for. I disagree. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post will shed some light on why and change your attitude towards the phone interview.


Creative Resumes, why they hurt your job search

creative resume

Just because we have the tools, doesn’t mean we are qualified to use them

Creative Resumes

Are you using a creative resume template? Have you incorporated color or design elements into your resume? Are you using an artistic design template found on the Internet? For 95% of candidates, including myself, I believe that we are hurting ourselves when we incorporate design elements into our resume.


Job resume format, why your resume isn’t getting any response

Job resume format

How you format your job resume is the most critical step when it comes to your job search. Yes, how you dress in job interview matters, as does how you answer job interview questions. But for most of us, the job search starts mentally and emotionally with the creation of our resume and it is our foundation. How we format our resume will absolutely determine whether our document will generate a call back or be sent to the round file for recycle so unfortunately, for many of us, this is also where the job search ends. In today’s post we explain how candidates with a few years of experience should be thinking about their formatting their job resume. If you have applied to jobs with your resume multiple times and not heard back from the hiring company, todays post is probably the root cause of the silence.

I see two very common job resume formats that will consistently disqualify a candidate. If your resume has either of these to formats, I would recommend making an adjustment. The two most common job resume format mistakes I see are,