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    Describe a difficult task you were faced with and how you addressed it
    Highlight your problem-solving skills by responding to this interview question with a story that ultimately had a positive outcome. We'll show you exactly how to position your response!
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    Walk Me Through Your Resume
    Your answer to this common interview question can make-or-break your chances at getting a job. Learn the framework for answering it like a pro!
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    He Was Forced to Pivot When COVID Hit - Now He's Thriving at a Startup
    Hear how a Placement client quickly changed careers when COVID hit the events business with the help of his Placement career coach.
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    Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved
    Avoid the panic of getting this tough question asked during an interview by preparing the perfect answer that wins over the hiring manager.
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    From Music Notes To Data Points
    Learn how one job seeker made the ultimate career pivot with the help of Placement!
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    What are two examples of work-related tasks that you do not particularly enjoy doing?
    This tricky interview question throws a lot of people off but you'll be ready to impress after reading this post!
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    What is a Job Search Tracker?
    Leveraging a job search tracker will accelerate your job search and organize the chaos.
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    Halp! I Don't Know What To Do For My Career
    If you're feeling lost about what you want to do with your career, you're not alone. Learn how you can gather the data and insight you need to make informed decisions.
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    What Am I Good At? How To Find Out!
    It's essential to know what your strengths are before you start evaluating career path options. Use this process to identify your superpowers and apply it to your job search.
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    37 Interview Questions to Ask a Recruiter
    End your job interview on a high note by asking thoughtful, relevant questions to the recruiter. With these questions in your back pocket you'll have your dream job in no time!
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    From Scientific Lab Job to Trendy Tech Worker - Here's How He Made The Switch
    Hear how Michael made the switch from a scientific lab job to land his dream job in tech with the help of a Placement Career Coach.
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    Do you want to tell us anything else about you?
    Respond to this common question candidates get at the end of their interview in a way that seals the deal on you getting an offer for your dream job!
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    Tell Me About a Time You Failed
    We all make mistakes - the important part is how you respond to them and learn from the experience. This post will show you how to answer this common interview question that makes you look GOOD for failing!
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    He's No Fool - How He Landed A Prime Ops Job
    Get inspired by hearing how one of our clients landed a top job at Motley Fool with the help of a Placement career coach.
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    Do I Need to Write a Cover Letter?
    If you're going through the job search process and evaluating if you need to include a cover letter with your job applications, this post will explain when writing a cover letter is worth your time.
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    Should I Negotiate My Salary? 
    Candidates have a massive opportunity to increase their compensation during the negotiation process. This post explains when you should advocate for a higher compensation package.
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    Salary Negotiation: Strategies, Scripts, & Email Templates 🔒
    Land yourself a higher compensation package (AKA more money!) with the expert tips and templates we share in this guide. We designed this with real-life hiring managers, who gave us the secrets on how top candidates successfully negotiate.
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    She Went From Jobless to Dropbox - Here's How
    Hear how our clients transformed their lives and careers by working with a Placement career coach. In this article, you'll meet Emily who went from unemployed to landing a role at Dropbox!
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    The Ultimate Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume
    This guide will give you the step-by-step process for writing a resume that catches the eye of recruiters and lands you job interviews. You won't believe how much of a difference your new and improved resume will make in your job search!
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    Phone Screens: Everything You Need To Know
    Phone screens are the gatekeepers to later stage interviews and eventually landing an offer, so you want to make sure you rock it! This guide will give you the inside scoop on how to prepare, what to say, and how to win them over.
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    Crafting Your Elevator Pitch
    How you respond to the common question "Tell me about yourself" sets the tone for your interview and shapes how you're perceived by others. This guide will walk you through how to develop a strong pitch that "wows" recruiters!
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    Answering Behavioral Interview Questions with the STAR Method
    Behavioral interview questions can be the trickiest part of a job interview. This guide will show you how to answer them like a true expert using the STAR methodology.
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    Tips on How to Interview for a Job Like a Pro 🔒
    This guide will tell you how to have interviewers wanting to hire you within the first 3 minutes of your interview. We'll cover everything you need to know to prepare for interviews effectively and answer questions confidently.
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    The Master Guide On Job Searching
    You'll land a new job in no time when you follow this process that leads to higher-paying jobs in the shortest amount of time. This job search process really works!
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    LinkedIn Profile Tips
    Learn how to leverage LinkedIn to land interviews, impress recruiters, and tap into your network!
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    Job Applications: How To Stand Out
    There's a real art to submitting online job applications and this guide gives you the inside scoop on how to make sure your job application gets noticed!
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    Building Your Professional Network to Land a Job 🔒
    Networking can make a huge difference in your ability to land a job. Learn exactly what you need to do to build a strong network in a way that feels natural for you!
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    Headshot Guide: How to Stand Out on Linkedin
    Make a strong, positive impression on hiring managers and recruiters in your job search by getting a professional headshot. How to find a photographer, what to wear, and where to upload your finished headshot.
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    How To Write A Cover Letter
    Cover letters allow you to grab the attention of recruiters and tell your story about why you're the perfect fit for this role. This guide will tell you exactly what you need to do to write a stellar cover letter.