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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...

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 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 Write a Resume for the Australian Job Market

Competition in the Australian job market is tough. Outshining this competition can be much tougher if you are not sure of the hiring process, what an Australian resume should look like, and how to market yourself effectively to impress Australian recruiters and...

How to Write a Resume for the UK Market

One of the key aspects of a best-practice CV is its alignment with the target location. If you are a job seeker in the UK, having a good understanding of how to write, format, and structure your British CV is imperative to ensure your application won’t be ignored. In...

Typical Interview Questions for Software Developers

The 2022 job market offers great potential for Software Developers. According to a report, it is one of the jobs that is expected to grow the most this year. To take advantage of this favorable market, possessing the right skills and qualifications for the job may not...

How to Prepare for a FAANG Job Interview

Are you planning to pursue a job in one of the FAANG companies? Do you know someone who is planning to pursue a job in the tech industry? Yes? Then, this article is for you! To give some context, FAANG is an acronym that refers to five American tech giants: Facebook...

Typical Interview Questions For Designers

According to research, 73% of companies invested in designs in 2018, in order to differentiate their online branding. Since COVID-19 arose, more and more companies digitized their processes, resulting in increased demand for graphic designers. If you read this, you...

Building a Resume in MS-Word

Many candidates choose to go for online resume templates when making applications. While these are easy to find and time-efficient, not all of these are optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems. Another drawback with these online templates is that they are common...

Typical Interview Questions For C-Level Executives

It is time to advance your career and claim a position in the C-suite team. This might be your first time — or not — but in any case, getting ready for any upcoming interview is crucial at any job level. In this blog post, together, we will explore the most typical...

What Does a Visual Resume Look Like

An ATS-optimized resume helps you clear the pre-screening performed by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) when you make an online application. However, it has limitations and must be done the ‘must be done in the most effective manner’. Visual resumes, on the other...

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

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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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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

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...

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...

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