Career Coaching

ANSWERING “WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS?” IN AN INTERVIEW

However impressive your career journey has been, you must still answer the paradoxical question: “What are your weaknesses? and when you’re interviewing for a leadership position, the answer is especially critical. The question may be one of the most common in interviews, and it’s easy to provide a canned, equally expected response, but for savvy …

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BEHAVIOURAL OR SITUATIONAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS – THE STAR METHOD

I have learnt that most candidates have an easier time answering technical or knowledge-based questions about their profession, which usually have definite right answers. However, answering behavioural questions that measure your problem-solving abilities, emotional quotient, and ability to handle stressful situations can be more challenging. The STAR method is a structured manner of responding to …

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HOW TO BE JOB-READY, SURVIVE & THRIVE IN CHANGING WORK MARKET

2020, turned companies into hiring freezes and job losses. 2021, the later part opened up the job market with a hiring spree with the economy reopening. 2022 is seeing an influx of companies announcing layoffs, job freezing and downsizing. While this cycle is inevitable and is surely not in our specific control, let’s look at …

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THREE WAYS TO MESSAGE RECRUITERS ON LINKEDIN AND GET A RESPONSE

Once you find recruiters on LinkedIn, reach out with a friendly, connection request with a low-pressure personalised note. Here are ways in possible situations and how best to handle them: 💬 SEND A PERSONALIZED CONNECTION REQUEST – Click on “more” at the top of their profile and then select “connect.” You’ll then see a popup …

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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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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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