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Optimizing Soft Skills on Your Resume

According to research by McKinsey Global Institute, about half of current work activities have the potential to become automated by 2055. However, the non-technical skills, i.e. soft skills, are much harder to replicate. Therefore, employers look for soft skills in...

Differences Between a Resume and a Cover Letter

Candidates are often confused about whether they should submit a cover letter with their resume when applying for their target jobs. A cover letter and resume are two different documents serving two different purposes. In this article, we will explore these...

Common Resume Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

It is crucial for a candidate to have an ATS-optimized resume that is well-formatted and high on quality content. Poor formatting has been found to be one of the main reasons why a resume is not shortlisted for the next round in the hiring process. To make it easy for...

Optimizing a Resume for an Industry Change

The job search trajectory of professionals changing industries may look different from that of job seekers looking for jobs in the same industry. Changing an industry is more challenging as there is an additional need to prove the value you can add to the new industry...

Resume Language And Tone Of Voice- Tips and Tricks

High-quality resume content is not just about creating a good first impression with the description of your professional experience. It is also about the right structure, formatting, tone of voice, and language. Experts have found incorrect language and tone of voice...

Resume Differences by Geography

A well-written resume can only land you an interview for your dream job if it aligns with the best practices of your target location. Every country follows specific standards that align with its laws and regulations. Considering such factors, we have discussed some...

How to Address Career Issues in Your Resume

“…..is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind…” is a statement that most companies live by. While most countries have anti-discriminatory employment laws to prevent any sort of discrimination against their residents,...

3 Goals Your Resume Should Accomplish

Creating an interview-winning resume is effort-intensive. You need to combine impactful writing with effective conceptualization and best practices. However, an important prerequisite for writing a successful resume is recognizing its purpose, which enables you to...

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...

Interview Preparation Academy: 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...

A library of all common interview questions and guidance on how to answer them successfully

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How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

How would you respond if a third-party company asked for intel about your company? This is an example of a behavioral interview question. Just like competency-based questions, behavioral questions can be addressed best with the S.T.A.R. technique. In this blog post,...

How to Answer Competency-Based Interview Questions

The best way to answer competency-based interview questions is to structure your answers using the S.T.A.R. technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result). As you go through, you will discover what competency-based questions are and why recruiters ask them. You will also...

Reverse Interviewing: 10 Questions to Ask an Interviewer

“Do you have any questions for me?”. When you hear this question from an interviewer, don’t even think of going with a “no” for an answer - it is a part of your evaluation. Recruiters often raise a red flag for candidates who have no or few questions to ask. And why...

Illegal Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

You are preparing for your upcoming interview. You have already practiced answers for potential interview questions, but do you know which interview questions are illegal? In this blog post, we will walk you through some interview questions that employers should not...

How to negotiate your compensation

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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...

How to Negotiate Your Salary

Negotiating a job offer can be daunting. In fact, a survey from Salary.com showed that 48% of people are apprehensive about negotiating.  Some of the most common reasons are fear of losing the job offer, lack of negotiation skills, and not wanting to come across as...

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