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An Unforgettable Thank You Card With Basic Invite

Today, I’m so excited to spice up my Landing Your Dream Job series by partnering with the amazing stationery company Basic Invite. Lately, my focus has been on interviews: interview prep, the phone interview, the Skype Interview and the actual in-person interview. I just wanted to take a moment to discuss a component of interviews that people often overlook: the thank you card. And if you read to the end, I’ve even got a treat for our readers.

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Landing Your Dream Job: Acing the Phone Interview

You’ve been working hard to stand out among the crowd in order to land your dream job. Now, it’s time for the phone interview. This is your chance to interact directly with the interview committee. There’s nothing you want more than to ace the interview in order to secure a spot as a finalist for your dream job.

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Landing Your Dream Job: Preparing for the Interview

You did it! You thoughtfully approached your cover letter, you tailored your resume to match the needs of your dream job, and you scored the first interview! If you’re like me, you’re feeling a combination of elation and terror at the same time. You’ve made a great first impression, but now you’ve got to dig deeper to prepare for your interview to show them that you are their dream candidate.

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Landing Your Dream Job: The Perfect Cover Letter

Today we are talking about the next step to Landing Your Dream Job. You’ve spent time making sure your resume captivates attention and perfecting your resume design. But landing your dream job doesn’t end there. Most positions you will apply for will ask for a second document – a cover letter.

Most people assume that the cover letter is just regurgitating your resume in a story format. Often, applicants consider the cover letter tedious and boring because they believe it should simply restate what they’ve already said. If that’s what you’re doing, you’re missing a great opportunity to land your dream job!

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Advice for New Bloggers: Beyond the First Few Steps

Now that we’ve finished our first month blogging, we’ve been thinking about what we wished we had known before starting our blog. Most advice for new bloggers generally focuses on the first few steps of how to start a blog. From there it seems to be: You have a website, now go forth and try not to drown.

But we wanted to go beyond the first few steps. So today we are sharing our advice for new bloggers to set you up for success: how to launch your blog and which social media accounts are the most important for new bloggers.

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Life Lessons from Our First Month Blogging

Has it really already been a month since our blog launch? Where has the time gone? In honor of our 1 month blog anniversary, we want to give you an update on how things are going. We are having so much fun with our blog. This crazy new adventure has taught us a lot, and we figured we also ought to share a few of the life lessons we have learned in our first month blogging. Continue Reading

The Mystery Blogger Award

This week, we were nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award! Honestly, our first reaction was: “Awesome! I have no idea what that even means.” Being new to blogging, we have a lot to learn about how the blogging community works. But we are having so much fun learning and are excited to continually learn more.

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Landing Your Dream Job: Resume Design Tips

Designing an outstanding resume is a crucial element to landing your dream job. Resumes and cover letters are the entry point to the interview – and you want your first impression to convince the hiring committee that they need to have an interview with you!

Resume design sounds straightforward, but many people don’t take the time to consider how their information appears on paper. You can have amazing credentials, but if it’s laid out in a way that is hard to read or gives an unprofessional appearance, you will find yourself dismissed from consideration before you even had a chance to speak.

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Landing Your Dream Job: Resumes That Captivate Attention

Welcome to my Landing Your Dream Job Series. Over the next few months, I’ll be with you every step of the way as you work towards landing your dream job. We will start with the application materials and go all the way through to negotiating a better job offer.

Generally, the first step to landing your dream job is to submit a resume. Depending on the job, hiring managers can receive hundreds of resumes, so you need to bring your A game if you want your resume to get noticed from the pile. Writing a resume that captivates attention is the very first step to landing your dream job.

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