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How to Highlight Your Volunteer Experience in an Interview

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Volunteering can help to boost your skills and expand your network while you are transitioning between sectors, rejoining the workforce after a career break, or trying to figure out how to utilize a degree. And highlighting your volunteer experience in an interview is a great way to show that you’re committed to a cause and […]

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Ask Alexis | How Do I Balance My Passion and My Paycheck?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve had trouble working in areas I’m most interested in, mainly because of a lack of opportunity and not knowing anyone in the field. This has forced me to take jobs just for a check. Now I’ve accumulated skills I don’t like, and I want to look for different areas of work. […]

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Interview Q&A | “Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”

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Take this common interview question—which usually comes at the very end of the interview—as one final chance to dazzle the interviewer. When they ask if you have questions, they’re setting you up for the ultimate slam dunk (if you did your homework, that is). Questions to plan in advance Even if you don’t have any burning […]

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Interview Q&A | “What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge?”

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Your goal in answering this question shouldn’t be to elicit the empathy of your interviewer. Although the question clearly asks for your biggest challenge, the interviewer doesn’t want to know about all of the professional obstacles you have encountered over the years. They want to know how you met and overcame those obstacles. Many interviewers […]

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