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Resume Skills

When it comes to resume skills, soft skills are out, hard skills are in! Soft skills are not nearly as compelling and advantageous as hard skills in the eyes of today’s hiring managers. When a hiring manager is reading your resume they are looking to see if you have the technical skills to get the…

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Resume Hack: Word Cloud

It’s time for you to use this resume hack! No more questioning whether you’re presenting yourself as a good fit for a position. For this hack, all you need is the job description for the position you’re applying for and your resume. Visit a word cloud website and enter the entire job description to see…

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How to Best Utilize CalAgJobs as a Candidate

Today we would like to share how to best utilize CalAgJobs as a candidate. There are a variety of resources available from CalAgJobs to you as a candidate that we recommend utilizing to improve your job search and career journey. First we recommend creating a candidate account. This will be used to log-in to the…

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Virtual Interviews

Virtual interviews are more common now than ever. The CalAgJobs team works remotely, therefore we have some tips for you about virtual interviews. Test your camera and microphone on the application you will be using prior to the interview. For example, if you’re using Zoom you should download and test the application to see if…

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Interview Execution Tips

You can simplify interviews by breaking the process down into preparation, execution, and follow-up. We previously shared how to prepare for an interview here. Now we will focus on some tips for interview execution. Speak with a confident and audible voice and enunciate your words fully. Talk a comfortable pace, you don’t need to rush…

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Resume Tips: Title

Did you know that when you send your resume to an employer or job board they can see the title of the file? Make sure when you send in your resume, you title it correctly. Avoid using titles such as “resume #1” or “resume for (insert company)”. Instead you want to put your name in…

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Resume Formatting

Fancy resume templates with bright colors, unique text organization, and pictures are becoming more common. This begs the question: should I use a unique resume or a simple resume? There is no real simple answer to this question, yet there are some things to consider when making your resume formatting choices. First, take into account…

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Preparing for an Interview

Interviewing can seem to be a daunting task. Simplify interviews by breaking the process down into preparation, execution, and follow-up. This article will focus on preparing for an interview. Practice your answer to the commonly asked “tell me about yourself” question. Memorize what is on your resume so you can be prepared to answer any…

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Tailoring your Resume

Your resume is often times the first impression that is made with a prospective employer. It is important to make sure you are tailoring your resume to the positions you are applying for and the industry they fall into. To do this, make sure to include and expand on any skills that are related to…

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Finding your Career Path in Agriculture

Finding your career path in agriculture leaves you with a plethora of options within the industry. There are many easy and practical steps you can take to find a better understanding of where you would like to go in your career. These tactics relate to making connections with industry professionals. Attending career fairs and connecting…

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