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A Leather Portfolio is the Perfect Way to Carry Copies of Your Resume to Your Next Interview

A leather portfolio provides a fine but professional way to carry your resume and other important papers to an interview. So why choose a leather portfolio? Although it may seem pricier than your standard folder or binder, you're paying for quality. A leather portfolio will last you for years and look great with each use. It's also a classic material that won't go out of style anytime soon. Leather is an important fabric in many cultures because it is strong, durable and resilient. This can be used to your advantage during an interview, as the person interviewing you will associate these traits with your personality. If you have only been carrying around flimsy plastic folders to interviews in the past,...

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How to Send the Perfect Thank You Note After Your Interview

Write a strong opening. You don't want to start your thank you note the same way you would a casual text to your best friend. “Heyyy,” is not a good opener for this type of letter. Instead, address the person by their full name and use a formal greeting like “Dear Mr. Smith” or “Dear Ms. Johnson.” After that, you can jump right into the main body of your message and then close with a sign-off like “Respectfully yours,” or “Best regards.” Before we get into what should be included in your thank you note after an interview, let's go over what should not be included: emojis (no matter how tempting), anything confessional (keep it professional), and any details that...

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What Questions to Ask Employers in an Interview

What are the most important things you look for in a candidate? Ask about the ideal candidate. You should ask them what does the "ideal" candidate look like for this position. This will give you a chance to hear what they are looking for in a person and you can tell them how you fit into this profile. Ask if they are looking for someone with specific personality traits. You should ask them if there are certain personality traits that they would like this job to have, such as being outgoing or detail-oriented, and then explain how your personality fits into these requirements. You could also mention that "I am very detail-oriented and always try my best to get things...

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8 Organization Tips For Busy People Trying to Land a Job

Keep a list of your qualifications and accomplishments. Keep a list of your qualifications and accomplishments. This list should be updated and kept brief, but meaningful. You may want to include items such as: Your education history Any relevant skills you’ve acquired over the years Any job or internship experience you possess Why you would be a great fit for the job in question Having this information ready to reference can make it much easier when it comes time to fill out an application or prepare for an interview. If you don’t have time to compile this information now, I suggest just keeping a running document in which you add any new accomplishments that might become useful later on down...

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6 Steps for the Perfect Resume to Land Your Next Job

Review your resume for errors. To ensure that you’ve covered your bases, proofread and then proofread again. Then have a trusted friend or family member review it for you as well. You don’t want to risk sending a resume that has spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, or formatting issues. Run your resume through a spell-checker or have it scanned by one of the many online tools available before sending it off to the hiring manager. When you’re writing out the information on your resume, be sure not to use any abbreviations, acronyms, or slang terms. Use professional language and keep in mind that everything will be read by someone who might not understand industry-specific terms or lingo. Keep it simple when...

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