Free Guides


Here are some free guides for you! Some of the most common questions I get are about writing a resume and how to work with a recruiter.

So, I put together some handy cheat sheets to help you with resume writing and speaking with recruiters.


10 Questions to Stump a Recruiter

I’m not being sarcastic with this title. You really do need to try and stump your recruiter. What I mean by that is, you need to see how much they know about the role and company they’re introducing you to. The more questions they can answer, the better.


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Questions to Ask in an Interview

“So, what questions do you have for us?” Any interview worth attending will have a portion dedicated to you asking questions for the interviewer. Even though it’s not about your work history, this is a moment for you to shine by asking thoughtful questions and showing how much you care.


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Recruiter Red Flags

You don’t work in this industry for 10+ years without coming across (and occasionally contributing to) some “red flags” when it comes to recruiting. There are some things to look out for when vetting the recruiter you want representing you in the job search.


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Taylor’s Foolproof Resume

There are 101 ways to craft a resume template, but this is one where I’ve seen a lot of success. If you download this PDF, you can just use my template and fill in the sections with your own experience. Just copy and paste this content into a Word document.


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Questions to ask before you take an offer

Believe it or not, you shouldn’t just shout “YES” the minute a company you’re interviewing for extends an offer to you. You should think about whether it truly is a right fit for you. These are the questions you should ask yourself and the hiring manager.


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35 Interviews With 0 Applications

Software developer Jordan Kohl recently shared his experience interviewing for 35 Senior Software Engineer positions—all without filling out a single job application. Check out his blog for tips and insights you can use to make your next career move.


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How Social Media Can Land You Your Dream Job

Have you ever wanted to know how to find a job without using a recruiter? Do you know how to actually use LinkedIn to connect with people or find a job posting? Do you even have a Twitter account? This talk is a hands-on guide to navigating social media to leverage your network and find your dream job without the hassle of all those terrible recruiters :)


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