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Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S. FinTech Industry

The FinTech industry is ever-increasing, and it continues to explode even in 2020. FinTech is defined as an advancing intersection of financial services with technological solutions. It may include businesses operating in asset management, insurance, and personal finance management, etc. These are usually in close rivalry with traditional financial institutions. But what are the current…

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Job Search Tips Who Makes a Good Reference

The Reference Check Process While most job seekers spend a great deal of time refining their resume and cover letter, the task of compiling references is often seen as an afterthought. However, it can create a crunch time when references are requested and all you have is a few names on a post-it note! Have…

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Reading Between the Lines to Decipher a Job Description

The Job Description and Your Career You are searching for an opportunity when you find a job description that catches your eye. You seem to possess most of the qualifications that the employer is looking for and experience that mirrors the position responsibilities. But how do you know if this is the role that balances…

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Does Volunteer Work Count on Your Resume?

The only certainty about the world of resume writing is that it is always changing. It’s hard enough to know what goes where the objective used to be and how far back to outline your experience, much less what to do with items such as volunteer work. But the good news is that what used…

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Beyond the Basics of a Background Check

Have you ever been so excited about the prospect of a new job (especially one that you really want) that you would do anything the employer asked? While most potential hires encounter prospective employers with good intentions, there are times when what is asked can be a red  flag in the gray area known as…

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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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The Importance of Voice on a Resume

There are many resume writing guides available and even online templates you can use to create a professional resume. How you represent yourself on your resume, is almost as important as your actual skills and experiences. The first rule of thumb, is to NOT write your resume in first person. You may think it feels…

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How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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LinkedIn Profile Tips for Your Resume

Social media is always changing – so much in fact that you may wonder if what used to be ‘in’ is now so ‘out’ you don’t need to bother with it. The case in point: LinkedIn. Launched in 2002 as the social media network designed exclusively for professional purposes, you may wonder if LinkedIn is…

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