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8 Cover Letter Clichés to Avoid

Let’s talk about cover letters. At this point in the history of hiring, cover letters have very mixed reviews. Some say cover letters are useless, and more employers have stopped asking for them (especially when working with recruiters — so check before you write one!). But when a cover letter is requested in the job

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Beat the Heat: 3 Ways to Get Your Office Ready for Summer

Summertime presents unique workplace challenges. Many employers are juggling vacations, managing employees with out-of-school kids, and reinforcing dress code policies in triple-digit weather. So how can you improve your summer office policies? If you prepare well, your office policies can turn summer into one of the best times of the year for employees. It’s a

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Should I Use a Resume Template?

For those who are not resume-writing experts, the right resume template can be a lifesaver. And, as a recruiting agency, Boly:Welch has seen just about every resume template out there. This dependency on resume templates is not always a good thing — many resume templates actually hurt a jobseeker’s chances of securing interviews. Jobseekers often

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Overcome Your Fears with LinkedIn Strategies

Looking for a new job is a time full of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. We all have days where we feel like we have more questions than answers. But the good news is, there’s a tool you’re probably already using that can help advance your career with a few simple strategies. LinkedIn can give you

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Grammar Guidelines: Become More Professional in a Snap!

Grammar is tough. Many rules aren’t consistent and we don’t all learn the same things. However, effective communication skills are crucial to success in most jobs, and some basic grammar knowledge can go a long way in getting your message across. The impressions that spelling and grammar errors leave behind can be surprisingly sticky. They

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