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Past articles by Robert:

Best resume examples for 2022-2023: How to build a strong resume

On any given day, millions of Americans are sharpening their resumes in order to brave the perpetually frightening job market. But with every resume update comes a slew of questions, such as: What are the latest, greatest standards in resume formatting? Which buzzwords should I avoid, and which buzzwords should I adopt, if any? When describing prior job experience, how much detail is too much… → Read More

The 7 best pandemic movies to distract yourself with while quarantining

Grab whatever popcorn you already have in the house and prepare to be entertained by fictional tales about the demise of humanity while you wait for scientists to save us all in real life. → Read More

4 ways you should never give an elevator pitch

Here are the four ways you should never give an elevator pitch, as well as useful strategies for how you should. → Read More

4 major warning signs of awful company culture

For those of you considering joining a new organization, be sure to do your research and look for these four major warning signs of awful company culture. → Read More

These 3 nonverbal communication cues may be completely derailing you at work

To help alleviate this problem, here's a guide to some common non verbal communication cues you should know for your interactions in life. → Read More

6 video games to help you cope with existential dread from your day job

Try these games out if you want to reflect on your day job through art, or simply desire to live out a version of your daily office grind that's a lot more fun than the real thing. → Read More

Curriculum vitae vs resume: Key differences and similarities you need to know

While curriculum vitae and resumes have a lot in common and can look very similar in certain respects, their functions and forms are varied enough to make them two distinctly different types of documents. → Read More

Business casual for men: The complete dress guide (and other essential tips)

Let's dive into what does, and doesn't, work when it comes to dressing business casual for men for your latest and greatest job. → Read More

Everything you should and shouldn't include on your curriculum vitae

What makes a good Curriculum vitae isn't quite 1:1 with what makes a killer resume, so you need to be extra careful when it comes to your CV. → Read More

What to do and what not to do during an exit interview

A few tips on what not to do are included as well, so read on for everything you need to know about exit interviews. → Read More

How to list references: Simple steps for success

Whether you want tips on the nuances of naming referees or a general primer on how to list references, the answers lie below. → Read More

At will employment: What it is and why it can be dangerous for employees

At will employment is a far cry from unionized work, wherein employees are typically protected by a collective bargaining agreement that ensures they can only be fired with "just cause." → Read More

The 8 best and worst email closings

Here are the email closings you should use (and the ones to avoid) because an email closing can make or break your entire message. → Read More

5 salary questions you must ask during a job interview

Here are five key salary questions you should keep in mind during the interview stage of the hiring process. → Read More

10 habits of unlikeable people

When you build your awareness of how your actions are received by other people, you pave the way to becoming more likeable. → Read More

A complete guide to answering the “What is your greatest weakness?” question

So what's a smart answer to "what is your greatest weakness?" Thankfully, there's more than one, and they can be adapted to fit your specific needs. → Read More

The 3 wildest Steve Jobs quotes and what they mean

Here are the three wildest Steve Jobs quotes and what they mean. This is Jobs' legacy: one of visual luster centered around sending a message. → Read More

How to ask for a letter of recommendation in these 3 major situations

What's the best way to secure a referee to write you a letter of recommendation? It's a tricky subject with no perfect answers, but here are some tips. → Read More

5 essential questions to ask recruiters

When a recruiter contacts you, it’s a cause for celebration. Either you’re an attractive, known quantity, your job application and resume made it through the slush pile, or your referee’s good word about you paid off. Whatever the case, you’re in! The recruiter thinks you might be a good fit for their company. Now it’s time for you to find out whether you’re a good fit for them. Though there are… → Read More

How to answer the “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” question

Asking an interviewee "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" may be an interview cliche, but though it's a standard question, the answer is not standard. → Read More