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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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Cover Letter Tips

A cover letter is not always necessary, yet sets you apart from other candidates. They are especially helpful when applying for roles that are receiving a large mass of applicants. Your cover letter should include a variety of topics to show an employer why you out of the pool of applicants are the best choice.…

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Curating Your Job Experience Story

When you’re applying for a job role, the employer is looking to see how you will be a safe choice hire. This means they are looking for someone who is experienced and shows dedication to the area they are hiring for. Regardless of what job experience and education you may have under your belt, you…

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Career Fair Preparation

A career fair is a great way to make connections with employers and their companies. Showing up prepared is necessary to make these connections as effective for your professional growth as possible. Below are a few ways to be prepared and make a lasting impact on the employers you connect with: Have a resume prepared…

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