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“Why Do You Want This Job?” – How To Answer This Critical Question

It’s just as important for the hiring manager to feel you want this job as much as being qualified for it. That’s right, it’s not just about your education, qualifications and experience. The hiring manager wants to have some peace of mind that you’re going to stick around this...

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Should You List Hobbies On Your Resumé?

Sometimes when I review resumés, I see at the end the job seeker has listed their hobbies. And I cringe. I’m not sure why candidates feel the hiring manager wants to know the sports they are interested in, or their weekend relaxation activities such as reading and watching...

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5 Critical Reasons To Use Resumé Bullet Points

When a recruiter opens a resumé for the first time, they know in seconds if they are interested in reading the rest of the document or not. An eye-tracking study conducted in 2018 by Ladders confirmed that recruiters scan a resumé for 7.4 seconds before deciding if they...

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Three Work-From-Home Interview Questions You Must Prep For

We are living in times where work-from-home is now the norm for most back-office staff. Depending on the organization and the role, especially if you’re applying for a job at a large enterprise organization, chances are the position is, for now, going to be based from home. As...

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How To Deal With Job Search Rejection

I’m not going to tell you to “keep your chin up” and “don’t take it personally” or any other cliché advice like that. Rejection is hard. Period. There’s no sugar-coating it. Add to the fact that not having a job means bills are piling up, and you wake up every morning...

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Three Things a Manager Thinks in Seconds Of Meeting You

It is said that it only takes 7 seconds to form a first impression of someone. Imagine how critical those seconds are when you’re meeting your future manager for the first time at a job interview. The person who knows s/he’s about to give the job to someone s/he has to deal with...

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How To Take Job Interview Notes (Without Being Annoying)

Are you a note taker? Some folks cannot attend a meeting without their trusty pen and paper. While others trust their memory. But is note-taking appropriate during a job interview? The answer is yes, provided you take notes skillfully. By now you probably know about the...

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Lost Your Job Due to COVID? Don’t Hide It

If you’ve just lost your job due to COVID, the first thing that hits you may not be the money. It may not be the upcoming agony of the job search. The first thing that hits you is facing your social circles, jobless. There is a stigma associated with losing your job,...

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One Common Resume Mistake Most People Overlook

There is a term that’s commonly used in the marketing world. It’s called “The Curse of Knowledge”, used to caution marketers from communicating details that don’t make sense to the reader/listener. You see when an expert is trying to communicate about a topic they are intimately...

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5 Signs You’re Interviewing With a Bad Boss

I’ve had my share of bad bosses and good ones. Perhaps you’ve experienced the same. And if you’re unfortunate enough to be stuck with a bad boss, it makes you wonder if you should have taken this job in the first place. By then it might be too late. It’s hard to quit. It’s...

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