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Compliment the Recruiter and recognize their challenges
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Use the 10/3/3 rule
It’s all about what you WILL and CAN DO, not what you’ve done
Take 5 minutes for jobs you want to research the company so you can embed hidden hiring factors
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Write your resume incorporating as many key words and phrases as appear in the job posting
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Acknowledge feelings and recognize them as simply that. Then take action. Do not be distracted
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Don’t worry about taking a step backwards to move forwardWhat Can You Do?
Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job. - Victor Hugo
All Happiness comes from thinking of others. All suffering comes from thinking of one’s self. - Dalai Lama
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - Dalai LamaFinal Pearls of Wisdom