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The Night Before an Interview—A Checklist

by Kaitlin McManus | September 17, 2019

The anxiety that comes the night before a big interview can be worse than the interview itself. Here's a checklist of what to go through the night before so you can relax, let go, and crush your interview.

How to Write Great Networking Emails

by Ellie Coverdale | September 17, 2019

Networking can be difficult, but it can be made a lot easier if you know how to communicate well. To that end, here are some tips for writing great networking emails.

7 LinkedIn Profile Mistakes to Fix Immediately

by Lisa Rangel | September 16, 2019

Given the economic indicators pointing toward a recession, it’s important to fix these LinkedIn profile mistakes before—not after—you need to start looking for a new position. This way, you'll be ready for whatever the economy throws your way.

Back-to-School Checklist: Must-Dos for Every College Student

by Kaitlin McManus | September 10, 2019

Welcome back to school! Have you got all your ducks in a row? Check out these tips for starting the school year off right—no matter what year you're in.

14 Things to Never Say in an Interview (And What to Say Instead) [Infographic]

by Vault Careers | August 26, 2019

Even seasoned interviewees can fall back on some phrases that, while often well-meaning, can land them in trouble. Check out 14 interview no-nos and what to say instead.

How to Get Experience When You Have No Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Kaitlin McManus | August 23, 2019

Ever seen a posting for an entry-level job that said "two years experience required"? It's frustrating, to say the least. This infographic walks you through some ways to get experience before landing that first job.

4-Step Formula to Writing Better Cover Letters

by Susan Wallace | August 21, 2019

Hiring experts believe a successful cover letter increases your chances of getting hired by 90 percent. With that in mind, here are four simple steps you can take to create a great cover letter.

5 Reasons It’s Important to Keep a Work Diary

by Kaitlin McManus | August 20, 2019

A daily work diary can be an important tool at various steps in your career. Here are a few reasons you should keep that notebook handy.

How to Age-Proof Your Resume

by Iswari Nallisamy, a TopResume contributor | August 06, 2019

Ageism is very real in today’s job market. If you’re worried that this bias might hinder your job search, don't fret. These six tips will help to age-proof your resume and showcase your skills effectively.

8 Tips for Writing a Software Engineering Resume

by Kristin Savage | August 06, 2019

The first step toward landing one of the many open (and lucrative) jobs in software engineering is writing an excellent resume. Here are eight essential tips for writing a software engineering resume that will make you stand out and help you get the job you want.

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