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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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Why Matching Your Resume to the Job Posting Matters

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“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

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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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The Importance of Metrics

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When I was 16, I was hired for a job to work a checkout counter, wear a bright blue polo, and help customers in their movie rental habits. A few friends from school had the same job, so I thought it would be fun. And it was fun, for a time. Eventually reality set in, and I quickly learned how the shift schedule worked — my friends and I almost never overlapped. On the off chance we were working together, we weren’t there to have fun, we were working. Day in and day out I clocked in and clocked out. There were...

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