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Everything you need to know about job interviews

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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...

Interview Encyclopedia: 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 succeed. In this blog post, we have...

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

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12 Dos and Don’ts in Job Interviews

Job interviews can become overly stressful for candidates. As a job applicant, there are many interviewing aspects to take into account to succeed and convince the hiring team that you’re the perfect fit for the role. And the more you want the job, the more anxious...

All About the Screening Interview

It is time to move to the next step of your life and pursue your dream job. Whether you are a veteran or not, it is time to sharpen your interview skills and make the best out of your upcoming screening interview. In this blog post, we are going to talk about the...

Best Video Interview Tips for Candidates

“An email notification pops up on your screen and as you click through, you see an invitation for a virtual interview for a position you had applied for in your target company.”   You would have noticed or heard that due to COVID-19 most of the hiring process has...

6 Things You Need to Know Before a Job Interview

One of the most valuable interview preparation tips is to thoroughly scan both the company and the hiring manager before your live interview. You probably have already checked the company before applying and this gives you a strong heads up of what is coming. The...

Interview Body Language and Tone of Voice: Prepare for Success

According to research, body language and tone of voice play a key role in communication. More specifically, when we interact with other people, 55% of the cues we receive are non-verbal, 38% relate with the tone of voice, and only 7% connect with the exact words we...

Interview Tips to Land Your Dream Role

You have just received an email invitation for a job interview. Congratulations! You have drawn the recruiter’s attention with your well-written resume and cover letter. Now, it is time for you to prepare and outshine the competition in the interview.   Preparing for...

How to Prepare for an Interview in 2021

After a 2020 full of world-changing events, 2021 is introducing a fair number of changes, which have already affected the way companies operate. With the COVID-19 pandemic restricting social contact, it’s unsurprising that businesses have sought alternative solutions...

How to Rock Your Final Interview

Pursuing your dream job as a candidate can be an effort-intensive, time-consuming, and stressful process. The amount of energy required to identify your dream job, submit your application, and go through the selection process till you reach the final interview stage...

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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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 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...

Communicating Your Value to Your Prospective Employer

“No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth.” This is what Casey Brown,  a workplace consultant, said in her TEDx presentation. Intriguing, isn’t it? No wonder why the video has generated a great deal of...

Should You Accept Your Employer’s Counteroffer?

A counteroffer is an offer typically made by companies to retain a resigning talent. As an employee, receiving a counteroffer from your current employer can be flattering and make you feel valuable. It’s as if you hear your boss tell you, “Don’t leave. We value you...

How to Get the Salary You Deserve During the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many professionals lost their jobs. Although the light at the end of the tunnel is slightly visible now, finding a job remains a challenge for some professionals. According to BBC News, about one in 20 people remain jobless, as of the...

How to Mitigate Stress at the Negotiation Table

Stress during salary negotiation can be triggered by various factors. Some of these include lack of negotiation skills and fear of conflict and losing the job opportunity. While these are valid reasons for distress, these can make you a less effective negotiator,...

Salary Negotiation Tips for Remote Roles

COVID-19 has caused an abrupt shift to the way companies operate. Remote work that used to be a perk for some companies has now become the norm. In fact, remote job postings have doubled during the pandemic and continue to rise. With the pandemic and profound changes...

How to Avoid Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes

Salary negotiations are a part of an effective, high-quality interview. Despite this, a CNBC report stated that only 39% of Americans engaged in salary negotiations during their job search. Furthermore, another research by CNBC reveals that by not shying away from...

8 Things You Should Negotiate Other than Salary

When it comes to job offer negotiation, a competitive salary is usually on top of the list for most job seekers. While a hike in your salary is great, there are other equally important benefits you can negotiate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that...

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