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Tip: Hand delivering a resume is not OK.
How do you stand out from the crowd when you're applying for a job? Gimmicks don't work, Green says. A solid resume and compelling cover letter do.
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Koch Industries 'Bans the Box'

Apr 28, 2015
Charles Koch's company won't ask applicants if they've been convicted of a crime.

Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

Oct 17, 2014
Why don't employers make it easier to apply for a job?

The delicate art of rejecting a job candidate

Jul 9, 2013
Why some companies are trying to close the door on job candidates a little more politely.

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Face-to-face interactions are becoming increasingly rare as more employers rely on computers to screen potential employees.
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Job applicants asked for social media logins and passwords

Mar 20, 2012
The Associated Press has found that some applicants have been asked to hand over their Facebook passwords and login information during interviews.

Is the era of the business card over?

Mar 16, 2012
Some experts claim that in a Web-savvy world, business cards are a thing of the past. We dug up one career consultant (no business card needed) to find out if they really are obsolete.

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