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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 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 “Why Are You Looking for A New Job”

When you’re interviewed for a job, the interviewer is likely to ask why you’re looking for a career change. This may seem like a straightforward question. However, it can be a tricky one to answer, especially if your circumstances are not rosy. Regardless of your...

“What is Your Greatest Weakness?” Best Answers with Examples

If you are preparing for upcoming interviews for your career change, a popular question that you should know how to respond to is ''What is your greatest weakness?". As a candidate, you may find this to be one of the most challenging questions to answer in an...

How to Answer Situational Interview Questions

Situational interview questions or scenario-based interview questions are designed to assess how candidates may handle hypothetical situations at work. Contrary to behavioral interview questions that regard real prior job experiences, situational interview questions...

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in an Interview

One of the most common yet dreaded questions in the interview process remains, “Tell me about yourself”. Despite being among the most predictable interview questions, it still holds the power to knock off even the most seasoned professionals. Whether it's...

The Best Answer To “Why Should We Hire You” With Examples

Interviews are one of the most daunting parts of every hiring process. It is where the recruiter gets to assess your fit for the role by speaking to you, analyzing your skills and personality, and matching it to the organization’s requirements. While this can seem...

How to Answer Brainteaser Interview Questions Effectively

Brainteaser interview questions are puzzle-like questions that aim to assess a candidate's ability to think logically and handle a difficult situation under pressure. These questions are common in interviews for roles that require complex problem-solving and...

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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