Get the Job You Want without Losing the One You Have

While it is not uncommon for employees to search for a new career path when they hold a current job, there can be certain challenges that can crop up with this type of job search. If it becomes apparent to your supervisors that you are looking for employment elsewhere it can backfire and possibly lead to your dismissal. The job you have may not be ideal, but it is important to continue to impress your employer to avoid losing your job before you are prepared to replace it. However, the best time to test the job market is when you have a position to fall back on. Make sure that your search is both courteous and discreet by keeping the following tips in mind.
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Questions NOT to Ask in a Job Interview

Asking questions during a job interview demonstrates your knowledge and interest in the position and can also help you determine if the company is a good fit for you. However, they will only benefit you if they are the right questions. While it is expected that you will ask about certain topics during your interview, asking bad questions can be worse than asking none at all. Take some time to prepare appropriate ideas before your interview to avoid some common mistakes in this area. Consider the following to be a guide for questions to leave out of your future interviews.
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33 of the Funniest Resume Mistakes in 2013

Typos and bad jokes found in resumes are not as rare as you might think. With a resume quite possibly being the most important document you’ll ever have to write, how do you miss something like spelling ‘deetail-oriented’ wrong? For many it’s simply a lack of that very thing, attention to detail. For others, the stress and anxiety that comes from looking for a job, or changing careers, proves to be too much for their editing mind. You might be so concerned about getting a job, you overlook common mistakes you would never miss otherwise.
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How do you build a Resume that Quantifies your Accomplishments?

Every job seeker undoubtedly realizes how competitive the market is today. What sets you and your resume apart from the other 100-200 applicants for that dream job? Statistics show that the most common resume characteristic that varies from the person that gets the job, to the person that doesn’t, is quantifiable numbers attached to the corresponding accomplishment. You want your resume to say, ‘This is exactly what I accomplished, and I can do this for you as well.’ You’re able to portray this much easier by using numbers, dollars, and percentages.
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How to Build a Resume that Stands Apart

A resume is only as good as the content on the page. The content on the page is only as good as its candidate, or is it? It’s not uncommon for a CV (Curriculum Vitae) to exaggerate the skills and experience an applicant might have. In fact, for most, the art of resume writing is what sets you apart from the competition. The most difficult aspect of composing this document is predicting the readers’ preferences. Standard resume dos and don’ts might be completely irrelevant if the personality, education, or experience of the person viewing it doesn’t align with traditional schools of thought. If you want to beat out the competition, master the following 6 things.
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