8 Steps to Ace Your Next Informational Interview

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Congratulations! You’ve scheduled an informational interview with a key contact. The date and location are set - but how do you get the most out of your conversation? The secret to success is in preparation. Below are 8 tips to ace your next informational interview - and you can leave any fear of it being awkward at the door. Determine your goals. Identify what you want to achieve by the end of the meeting, write down, and ensure you hit on all points during your discussion. Is it to determine whether you would be a good cultural fit for a company? Maybe you...

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Discover the Unique You in Resume Writing

When was the last time you browsed social media and captured a glimpse of a mouth-watering meal, and although you’re not hungry, you’re left with a fierce craving for that juicy [insert your favorite dish here]? It is easy to fall into the trap of idolizing that thing we want most to the extent that it suddenly seems out of reach. We think — “If only I had the best home-grown ingredients prepped by top of the line kitchen gadgets — then I could create delicious meals like that too!” And like that, we’ve convinced ourselves that our goal of cooking a hearty, satisfying...

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You Never Know

The job market and economy has rebounded in the past couple of years but it might not feel like it for all job seekers. Stagnant wages, lack of career growth opportunities, and a vanishing retail sector mean that many traditional entry-level positions aren’t always a guaranteed escape from college debt, bills, and other financial obligations. Young employees are becoming more aware of their place in the economy and this means 3 things: They understand that the companies they work for can be bought, sold, or go bankrupt over night They could be approached on any variety of social networking platforms...

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Why Matching Your Resume to the Job Posting Matters

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”  The same holds true for your resume. Every now and then we’ll get an email at Resume Buffalo asking for more information about the services we provide. Some of the more common questions we receive include: Are you just checking for spelling or grammar? Do you work with people to put metrics in their resumes? Does your team focus on formatting and optics? All of these are important components of a resume. Do we check for accurate spelling and grammar? Absolutely. Do we use our 60-minute consultations to determine...

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Top 4 Reasons Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Resume

Disclaimer — at Resume Buffalo we read hundreds of resumes with an objective eye. If you need someone to take a look at your resume, we would encourage you to get in touch for a consult today! Are you submitting your resume to hundreds of job openings and not hearing back? This process can be exhausting and frustrating. You might think your resume is the best in town complete with a solid summary, great work experience and an education section to die for — so why isn’t anyone calling you for an interview? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. — Laozi Resume...

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