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Asked by Dr. on February 1, 2017

A number of the companies I have applied to have a notice somewhere during online application process that says even if I’m not accepted, they will keep my resume on file and consider me for future positions. Is there some advantage to being in a company’s system already (even if the application was for a different position), rather than just being a new applicant? Or am I just being brushed off in corporate speak (i.e. “don’t call us, we’ll call you”)?

Cardinal Health have responded.

It is common practice for companies to keep a database of resumes from candidates that have applied to open positions. I think it is going to depend on the company and the recruiter but I don't think this is…

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Asked by David on December 26, 2016

I have a number of friends who have created resume websites and seen some success doing it. What should I include in a resume website? Is there an advantage in having a traditional resume AND a non-traditional resume to accompany it?

AT&T, Cigna, Textron, Accenture have responded.

Hi there!  There are a lot of things you can create as part of the creation of your personal brand.  A resume website, a video resume, a traditional resume, a carefully complete LinkedIn Profile,…

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Asked by Collin on October 11, 2016

Is it necessary to include a cover letter with a resume when applying for a job, if the job doesn't explicitly ask for one?

Grace, HP, Caterpillar, ADP have responded.

My peers my disagree, but I would not include a cover letter if it does not ask for one. Many times they are read once if read at all. I also find that people make many errors on their cover letters such as…

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Asked by SHARON on September 22, 2016

I'm applying to a large corporation that has multiple locations. Is it appropriate to use the main Headquarters address on my cover letter? My concern is the HR department or Recruiting Representative may be in one location, the Headquarters in another and the position I'm applying for is in another?

Worthington, HPE, Daikin Applied, Hersheys have responded.

Hello,
Often times companies have locations around the world. Addressing your cover letter to the Corporate office is completely fine, and very common at that. Be sure that within your letter you mention…

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Asked by Tanya on July 8, 2016

What should I not include on my resume?

HPE, Hersheys, Caterpillar, ADP have responded.

The points below is really about keeping your resume professional and for the hiring team knows the facts about your skills sets and experience to make a decision.

Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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