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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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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 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

An Adobe whitepaper states that, in 2018, 73% of companies invested in designers 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...

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...

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...

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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