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How can I end an interview?

How can I end an interview?

QUESTION: I’m in an interview; I realize early on that this will not be a good fit. How can I end the interview without worry about possible repercussions?You should always see the interview to completion. You agreed to go to the interview and interviewers have taken...

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Adding Education to your Resume

Adding Education to your Resume

QUESTION: How should I write about my education? Add activities, course work, GPA …?If you are seeking an entry-level role, more education detail is needed (courses, activities, projects) since you won't have as much experience to rely on. Seasoned professionals can...

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Common Resume Mistakes

Common Resume Mistakes

QUESTION: What are the most common mistakes when writing a resume?📌 Career Experience bullets sound like a list of job functions; bullet points need to showcase values, outcomes, solutions, or quantitative results you can point to; you need to separate job...

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Combatting ageism?

Combatting ageism?

QUESTION: I am an older worker recently laid off (can you believe it in this job market?!). Do you have some tips to overcome ageism?Your resume doesn't have to outline every job you've ever held. For jobs you held 15+ years ago, use an "Earlier Experience" header and...

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I did not do an internship.

I did not do an internship.

QUESTION: During COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t get an internship. Now I’m graduating with no experience which is atypical for my chosen career path. What should I put on my resume?What did you do instead of an internship? Take more classes? Volunteer?  I would focus...

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Should I use a nickname?

Should I use a nickname?

QUESTION: As a Chinese native, I plan to use my westernized first name, "Jennifer," on my resume instead of my real name: "Xiaoying." What are some best practices around using "nicknames" on a resume?Name bias is real, repulsive, and career-damaging. Resumes using...

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Same Name

Same Name

QUESTION:  I share a name with a person who has a bad public reputation, and I think it’s costing me interviews. What can I do about this?You have several simple options to differentiate yourself:> Use a nickname> Use a middle initial (Michael B. Jordan)> Use...

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Resumes for Board Roles

Resumes for Board Roles

QUESTION:  I am interested in getting roles on both corporate and nonprofit boards. How do I write my resume for this purpose? Do I need two different resumes - one for corporate board roles and another for nonprofit board opportunities?To target corporate boards,...

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Hiring Processes for Tech Roles at FAAMNG

Hiring Processes for Tech Roles at FAAMNG

QUESTION: I've heard that the hiring processes for tech roles at FAAMNG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Google) is very different from those at other types of tech companies. What do I need to know in terms of preparing my resume and getting ready for...

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