Communications Coach: 3 Things To Do Before an Interview

If you’re in the job market, chances are you’ve come across a multitude of articles on the importance of making a positive first impression while networking or in a job interview. And for good reason: You send a message about your competence and likeability long before you open your mouth. Therefore, you’re supposed to dress […]

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How to Research a Company Before an Interview

On average, one job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those resumes, an average of 6 candidates will get called for an interview. If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the […]

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How Desperation Hurts You in a Job Interview

Job hunting can be downright demoralizing. You send out resume after resume without getting anything in return. Why didn’t the hiring manager like what they saw? Did they even see it? After sending so many resumes into the void, even a rejection email can become a welcome acknowledgment. It’s natural for desperation to seep in […]

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How To Format Your Failed Venture On A Resume

You’ve spent nearly a year of your life working to create a startup. You’ve changed all of your profiles to include your position at the startup. You’ve even updated your resume to include your new venture. But then the worst happens: your startup goes belly-up. Though you spent a significant amount of time working at your […]

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5 Steps to Nailing the Informational Interview

Informational interviews are meetings with contacts who you think could help you in your job search, either by providing information or job leads. An informational interview can make you a desirable candidate for an open job – or for one that’s about to open up. Once you’ve decided you want an informational interview, the next […]

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How To Show Off Your Communication Skills On Your Resume and in an Interview

One of the soft skills employers request the most is communication. What are soft skills and how do I demonstrate them in my job search? Soft skills are sometimes difficult to demonstrate to others because they’re personal attributes, like teamwork, punctuality, and listening skills. But during your job hunt, they’re certainly not impossible to demonstrate […]

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How to Use Github to Find Your Next IT Job

Github has a lot of functions: you can write code, share your code, and collaborate with others on DevOps projects. But did you know that Github can also be a tool you can use to find your next position? Github is used by recruiters and managers hiring for high-level IT jobs to see what you […]

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Best Job Hunt Advice for the Online Job Search

Finding a job in today’s job market can be difficult. Job hunt strategies are rapidly changing as companies rely more and more on automated recruitment tools. If you’re sending out the same resume to every company, you’re already doing yourself a disservice. Instead, you should be tailoring your resume to every job you want. Here, […]

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Acing the STAR Method

One you’ve been in the throes of a job search you’ve experienced all different kinds of interviews – some good and some bad. The most challenging interview is often one where the interviewer doesn’t really know what to do or which questions to ask. It’s hard to get your points across when the interviewer isn’t asking […]

10 Common Behavioral Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Hint: It Starts Way Before You Get to the Interview One cliché we’ve all heard is that past behavior predicts future behavior. That may or may not be psychologically sound, but it is the theory behind behavioral interview questions. Many recruiters believe that the best way to gain insight into how you’d handle certain situations […]