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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INFOGRAPHIC RESUME VS TRADITIONAL RESUME

Recently jobseekers have been experimenting with resume formats in order to distinguish themselves. Infographic resumes have become one of the more common designs, but Recruiters across different industries have opposing views on how they portray candidates. The biggest and the most obvious ADVANTAGES: ✅ They visually stand out amongst a cluster of traditional bullet point …

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HOW TO WRITE AN OUTCOME-ORIENTED RESUME?

An outcome-oriented resume focuses on quantitative accomplishments, rather than vague tasks that are unaccompanied by credible statements. Employers are trying to solve an organization’s problem and are looking for talent who can help in carrying out certain tasks.  So when reviewing your resume, the recruiter looks for clear evidence of how you are the talent …

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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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CLARITY ON PROJECT MANAGERS, PROGRAM MANAGERS & PORTFOLIO MANAGER’S ROLES

Program managers, project managers & portfolio Managers have related and often intertwining roles but are often mistaken by job seekers when choosing a career path or higher studies. WHAT: Project managers will orchestrate the success of individual, temporary one-off projects. Program managers will oversee the strategy of all interrelated projects, collectively called a program. Portfolio …

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HOW TO FIND RECRUITERS ON LINKEDIN 

When you are on a job hunt, you first need to figure out how to find recruiters on LinkedIn and fortunately, you don’t need to be a detective, instead, you just need to grease your elbow with these search functionality hacks: 🔍 If you already know their full name, simply type it into LinkedIn’s search …

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