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🗣️ How to explain a CAREER GAP due to cancer


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In today's email:

  • How to explain a career gap due to cancer. We know it can be hard, but we got you!

  • 5 parts of a cover letter. The best way to create the best cover letter.

  • What defines good professional presence? See what our executives think.

  • Ultimate side-hustle for at home. Do this from your couch to earn cash.

WHO SAID: "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."

Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.

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Have you ever been taught what should go into a good cover letter? Probably not.

A great cover letter can be what sets you apart and create interest from a hiring manager. Luckily, there are only five parts to create the best cover letter: the salutation, the opening, the hook, the paragraph of knowledge, and the close.

Keep reading to learn how to structure each part of your cover letter!

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Remember that the actual experience of being an online survey taker may vary, and it's essential to consider other factors such as the potential earnings, available surveys, and personal preferences before committing to any specific side hustle.

Everyone has a professional presence. But do you have a good one?

Your professional presence is your reputation and it's pretty important to have a good reputation. It will open up many opportunities if you can present yourself and your skills well. But how do you do that?

We recently asked out executives what they think defines good professional presence. Read more to see what they had to say!

Career Decoder Quiz - Our career decoder quiz will help you determine what workplace persona you are. This means you will unlock knowledge about who you are as a professional and how to thrive at work. Pretty cool, right?

Workplace Communication Style Quiz - Ever wonder how you communicate with others? This quiz will help you understand your communication style so you can work more effectively with others. Who wouldn't want that?

Not sure how to handle a career gap due to a life threatening illness? We can help!

Whether you have experienced a life threatening illness or you know someone who has, we are so glad you (or they) are okay! We also know that trying to get back to work might be tough, especially when having to explain a gap in your resume. With the right wording, when asked the gap question, you can turn a negative into a positive and have it work in your favor.

See what our CEO J.T. O'Donnell has to say about telling your story and getting back into your career!

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