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Everything you need to know about job interviews

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6 Signs That You Need Interview Prep Help

Your preparation and confidence determine the success of your interview. However, interviewing successfully is often easier said than done. Many candidates find job interviews to be overly stressful. According to a study, 93% of job seekers have experienced anxiety...

Red Flags to Avoid in an Interview

We usually recommend job seekers look out for red flags when researching, applying, and interviewing with an employer. This helps them stay away from working in a toxic workplace. However, it is not only the employees that lookout for red flags, employers do too. In...

Mock Interviews – An Overview

What is a mock interview? Interviews can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. However, succeeding in an interview depends largely on your preparation and confidence. One technique to prepare confidently for an interview is by practicing through mock interviews. Mock...

What is a Screening Interview?

Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, interviews have changed a lot over the past two decades and continue to do so, day-by-day. Hence, you should always keep up with current trends and practices in recruiting to make the most out of your interviews. In this series of...

10 Job Interview Types You Will Encounter

Each company has its own hiring process and as a candidate, you should prepare for all the possible interview types. Knowing what type of interview you might face at each stage of the process is the first and most important step to success. In this blog post, we have...

All you need to know about how to prepare for your upcoming job interview

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Interviewing for a job can be an exciting process. It is a step closer to landing your dream job and an opportunity to start a new chapter in your career. However, interviewing for a job can also be nerve-wracking if you don’t know what to expect. Hence, preparation...

How to Prepare for a Job Interview in the UAE

An interview is a crucial part of a recruitment process as it is the first face-to-face (even a video call) interaction you have with your potential employer. The employer gets a chance to assess your fit for the role beyond the information found on your resume. This...

How to Ace Your Case Study Interview

A case study interview is a type of job interview that involves solving a business problem or scenario. The case can either be real-world examples or hypothetical. It is an exercise that necessitates a logical approach to finding the problem and an appropriate...

How to Make Small Talk During an Interview

Small talk is an inevitable part of the job interview process. It is a light, informal conversation that interviewers use to break the ice and set the tone for the formal interview. While it may seem like an irrelevant chit-chat, interviewers also use this opportunity...

6 Elements of a Strong Job Interview

An interview is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to a potential employer that you are a great fit for the job and organization. While job preparation is essential, learning what to expect during your conversation is imperative to increase your chances of...

How to Showcase Your Personal Brand in a Job Interview

The term branding used to be a concept that’s commonly known for businesses. With the rise of social media platforms and the gig economy, branding has come a long way since it was first introduced by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich. It has become...

How to Prepare for an Interview in 2022

According to a Jobvite 2020 survey, 84% of recruiters have changed their hiring processes to adapt to the new normal. This includes relying on digital solutions for conducting job interviews. With the global data trend showing that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from...

How to Manage Your Interview Stress

Candidates who interview for a position only have a 20% chance of getting a job offer. This can create a sense of uncertainty and fear, which ultimately leads to stress. Interview stress is a feeling of emotional strain that comes with the pressure to perform well in...

Tips & tricks to use when being interviewed for your dream job

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How To Establish Rapport With Your Interviewer

What makes a candidate stand out during a job interview? One quick and safe answer is their job skills and previous experience. However, communication between the interviewee and the interviewer plays an essential role, as well. Moreover, it can affect the hiring...

Best Job Interview Etiquette Tips

Jenny is an experienced web developer and has received an interview invitation for her dream job. She turns to her friend with big excitement to seek advice on how to structure her interview prep. “Well, don’t forget about the interview etiquette,” her friend replies....

The Ultimate Guide on How to Dress for a Job Interview

A job interview you want to succeed in is coming up soon. You have completed the phone interview and you are now invited for a face-to-face conversation at the company’s headquarters. You have finished your interview preparation but something is still missing. What...

Job Interview Day: Tips for Candidates

You recently applied for a promising position that could elevate your career, and your desired future employer invited you for an interview. You completed all the necessary work to stand out during the screening. You researched the company online, found common...

Best practice advice about how to follow up after your job interview

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Things to Avoid After an Interview

Rocking your job interview can be a challenge. In fact, a study revealed that candidates who interview for a role only have an average of 20% to secure a job offer. Hence, staying on the top of your game is essential to boost your chances of landing your dream role....

10 Signs Your Interview Went Well

The time it takes to receive feedback from a recruiter after an interview varies. However, research has shown that an employer's average response time is 24 business days. These days after an interview where you’re uncertain about the outcome makes the waiting time...

What to Do When You’re Ghosted after an Interview

Dear job seeker, have you ever heard of the term “ghosting?” It’s an expression that we often use when a person we’ve been interacting with has suddenly stopped replying to our calls or messages without an explanation. Even though this expression was initiated to...

How to Send an Effective Follow-up Email After an Interview

You have just finished an interview for your dream job, and you feel confident about your performance. Now you want to shield that impression and maximize the chances of getting an offer. But how? There’s still one simple move to make to convince the hiring team that...

How to negotiate your compensation

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How to Accept a Job Offer (With Examples)

You did it! You went through the grueling job application process, and the company finally extended a job offer. Phew, you are done, right? Not exactly. Accepting an offer isn't as simple as saying, "Thanks! I'll take it". You need to make sure you are happy with all...

Salary Negotiation Tips for Fresh Graduates

Most fresh graduates shy away from salary negotiation. In fact, a study revealed that 62% of candidates who recently graduated did not negotiate their salaries. This is despite 74% of hiring managers saying they had room to increase the first salary offer by 5% to...

Negotiating Your Salary: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning how to negotiate a higher salary can make a significant impact on your earnings. This doesn't only apply to your next role, but also to your long-term career based on your compound earning potential. Despite this, most candidates are hesitant to negotiate...

Bouncing Back from an Unsuccessful Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiations are considered to be a daunting process. According to a survey, less than 40% of professionals negotiated salaries in their last jobs. This is because salary negotiations may come with the anxiety and fear of being judged and coming across as...

How to Answer the Salary Question on Online Job Applications

Online job applications nowadays typically go beyond just uploading and submitting resumes and cover letters. For most employers, good application documents simply won’t cut the mustard. In most cases, candidates would need to fill out an online application form to be...

FAQs When Negotiating Benefits

A compensation package typically comprises salary and benefits. While salary makes up a significant portion of the offer, the benefit elements shouldn’t be brushed aside. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, benefits combined are worth 31% of your total...

Appropriate Ways to Respond to a Salary Range Question

Money is a dreaded topic for most people. In fact, a survey by Wells Fargo revealed that 44% of their respondents see money as the most challenging subject to discuss with others. This is consistent with another research done by CMI, revealing money as among the top...

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

Receiving an offer after a challenging job search can feel like hitting the jackpot in a lottery for the chosen candidate. While it can be tempting to say yes on the spot, you need to take a deep breath and contain your excitement. Remember that the decision you’ll...

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