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Not a Perfect Match for Your Dream Job? Here Are Five Ways to Get in the Door

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Have you ever been looking at job postings and find yourself looking at your dream job? It’s the kind of work you want, or the company has a mission you totally want to contribute to, or you’ve heard it’s one of the best in town to work for — or all three. But then, you realize the skills and qualifications listed don’t seem like a perfect match with your skills and qualifications.

Do you give up and wave your dream job goodbye? No! One of the most important facts to know about the hiring process is the long lists of skills and qualifications found in many job postings are wish lists. Companies are aware they may not find candidates that entirely fulfill all of them. As long you meet important criteria in the posting, you can apply and make the case for your dream job becoming yours.

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Five Questions to Close Your Interview and Impress Potential Employers

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It’s common for interviewers to ask if interviewees have any questions before winding up the interview. Why should you come prepared with questions to ask at the end of your interview? Asking questions that show your concern with not just getting hired but being successful in the position go a long way to showing employers you really want to join their team.

It’s also a chance to improve your understanding of the position and doing a great job if you are hired. Here are five questions that will impress prospective employers.

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Best Tips for Proving Your Value on Your Resume

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Whether you’re working in accounting, skilled trades or any other field, quantifying your achievements is a great way to stand out from the pack and showcase your value to potential employers.

Why? Well, because it makes your value concrete and easily graspable, rather than making it vague. Interviewees all too often talk in general terms about their expertise and skills, saying they did a superior or strong job.

Numbers, on the other hand, show the job you did. Numbers are more a way to show than tell what you accomplished on the job and the value you added to employers. So how do you back up your achievements with numbers? Here are three ways.

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