Author: freesumes

Career (Con)Quest #16: Skills Shortage

Some companies really need to patch the holes in their hiring process first. The mythic skills shortage gap – is it real or not? Well, researchers got some answers. It turns out that employers actually beef up the job requirements

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Why Do You Want to Work Here? Best Answers to This Interview Question

It’s inevitable. One of the typical interview questions you will get in every job interview – “Why do you want to work here?” or “Why do you want to work for us?”. Plan on it! Get your answer clear in

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Career (Con)Quest #15: Ready for Round Five?

Multi-round interviews are the worst. ….especially when there’s no “prize” at the end, no pat on the back or constructive feedback, nada. Keeping up and carrying on with the job search often requires tremendous inner strength. So when you are

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A Shiny Hair Stylist Resume Example + Quick Writing Tips

Unless we all suddenly go bold (or decide to make it a new fashion trend), hair stylists shouldn’t worry much about their job prospects. But jokes aside: while the career opportunities in this field plenty, getting a full-time, well-paid gig

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Career (Con)Quest #14: The Space Odyssey

Expectations of working for big companies do not always match the reality. Working for a big name company doing cool and innovative stuff always sounds cool. You can brag that you are contributing to a self-driving car, spaceship design or

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CV vs. Resume: 6 Key Differences

If you are looking for a job, sooner or later you’ll notice this request –”please, forward us your CV.” A CV? Cool video? Chief vocation? Cat Vest? (ok, nobody probably thought of the latter except me). But seriously, what is

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Career (Con)Quest #13: The CEO Interview

CEOs are as human as anyone else. An interview with a CEO always seems intimidating. But don’t sweat it too much! Great company leaders don’t always want to ‘test your skills’, especially if they have a vague idea of your

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Data Science Resume Example: Land The Sexiest Job in The 21st Century

So, is data science really the “sexiest field of the 21st century” as HBR put it back in 2012? Absolutely! By sexy, we mean intriguing, attractive, in high demand and offering very high pay even for entry-level candidates. But before

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Career (Con)Quest #12: A Workhorse

Salary negotiations are never easy. Come prepared and do your research in advance if you want your superior to cave in. Just casually popping in one afternoon and asking if your company cares to pay you more won’t cut it.

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What You Should Know Before Signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement

“Critical and confidential” – that’s how most companies label their proprietary data. After all, who’d want to lose their signature recipe to a competitor or see a key employer walking away with a list of clients? That’s why when you

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