Month: August 2022

STAND OUT & ACCELERATE JOB SEARCH IN A COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET

With the pandemic, the job market nosedived and then gradually rose again over the last year. It again nosedived with the economic downturn, but it’s now back with a bang! Especially now that many people who lost their jobs during the pandemic have re-entered the job market with the latest certifications & upskilling. In many …

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SHOW AND TELL YOUR SOFT SKILL ABILITIES ON YOUR RESUME

Client: I want to list my soft skills on the resume such as time management, delegation, coordination etc. Me: Softskills are better demonstrated through your experience rather than listed. In other words, don’t just list your skills, but try to back them up with real-life examples showing when you applied them. Let’s how we can …

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HOW DO YOU FIND A JOB ON LINKEDIN?

⛓️ LinkedIn is an application with algorithms it works on keywords. Hence, the most important aspect of the LinkedIn profile is the keywords that you strategically fill in your profile across and how you optimize your visibility settings. ⛓️ First things first, keep your display picture on LinkedIn as professional as possible. Keep it simple …

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SIGNS YOU WEREN’T SELECTED POST AN INTERVIEW

There have been several posts on LinkedIn and elsewhere complaining about candidates being left stranded and not hearing back from companies about their interview results. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to hiring decisions. However, some tell-tale signs indicate whether or not you got the job after the interview. Identify them, and you’ll probably know …

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ANSWERING SITUATIONAL-BASED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Interviewers ask situational-based interview questions to help them see your thought process, agility & how you’ve used your skills in the past. Situational or Scenario-based interview questions rely on hypotheticals, they are easy to recognize, as they start with a hypothetical scenario and ask – What would you do if…there is a…? or Suppose there …

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AN INTERVIEW QUESTION FOR LEADERS

One common question that leaders get asked all the time is “How would you describe your leadership communication style?” To answer this a bit of self-reflection along with strategy is required. Self r-reflection will show you the mirror, so that you can understand and explain yourself better, whereas, the strategy will help you align your …

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USE A RESUME WITH SIMPLE FORMATTING

Recruiters spend at most a few minutes, possibly seconds scanning your application. This means that making your resume & cover letter easy to skim should be one of your top priorities. Here are a few tips for designing a simple but effective resume: 🌠Use the most common & traditional format – the reverse chronological resume …

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RESUME AND COVER LETTER – KEY DIFFERENCES

Aside from the format difference, these 2 documents are very different from each other, and jobseekers usually end up copying and pasting each other.  Here are a few key differences: 📜Cover letters describe what you hope to accomplish with your existing transferable skills, whereas, your resume, describes your years of experience and places you’ve been working. …

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