The cover letter may be a second thought to many job seekers because there's the feeling that employers aren't going to read it. But the truth is you never know if it'll get read or not.

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Your resume is the most important document to advance your career. And given employers will only scan it for about 7-10 seconds, you need to make sure you scream, “Here's what I can do for you!"

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Getting through to the job interview stage in the hiring process means the employer believes you have the right experience and skills for the job on paper. But now comes the real deal-breaker—whether you can communicate those skills effectively in-person and whether you come off as the right fit for the company's workplace culture.

There are typical red flags employers watch for in job interviews. Any one red flag can reduce your chances considerably, so here's what you need to avoid in your next job interview...

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