Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundup 2/24/17: The Importance of Professional Branding

Link Roundups
The Science Behind Picking the Perfect LinkedIn Head Shot It's extremely difficult to find someone who actually likes their own photo. This can make the process of choosing a profile photo on social media quite challenging, especially if you consider that potential employers may be viewing it on LinkedIn. Thankfully, this article from Entrepreneur offers a few science-based tips that can help you choose the right head shot. Worry no more! It provides a few examples for comparison which should help you make the right choice between your own photos. 27 Jobs With Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions Glassdoor recently released a list of 27 different interview questions that are far from normal. Each question is listed with the company asking, and what position the question is used for when hiring.…
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How to Succeed in a Video Interview

How to Succeed in a Video Interview

General Job Search Advice
Going into an in-person interview can be extremely unnerving. You also know going in that this conversation may be the deciding factor in your employment. It's a lot of pressure on one moment. You've likely heard most of the advice for doing well in theses types of interviews. However, when the interview is done through a video chat, there are more variables at work. We're here to help you make sure you're fully prepared to nail your next video interview. (more…)
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Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

Acing the Interview
If you've been in the work force long enough to grow a network, you've probably noticed something. As you talk to more professionals, it seems that most people no longer work in the industry where their career began. This is something that can occur for a few different reasons. For some workers, they simply receive a better offer in a different industry. Others grow tired of the same type of work and want to branch out. Or perhaps they discover a passion they never previously knew existed. No matter the case, it's not uncommon to switch careers. However, it can be interesting to address this in an interview. We'll discuss how to address your career change in an interview. (more…)
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The Importance of Storytelling in an Interview

The Importance of Storytelling in an Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
There's a reason we all read books, go the movies, and binge watch television. We're all suckers for a great story. It's easy to get lost in a good one, and you may find yourself extremely sympathetic to the characters. While it may not come to mind right away, think about utilizing this occurrence in a job interview. It's one of the best ways to make yourself stand out in an interview, and we'll go in depth below. (more…)
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Interview Q: Why Should We Hire You?

Interview Q: Why Should We Hire You?

Acing the Interview
It's highly likely that a job candidate will be caught off guard with this question. It's a question that is incredibly straightforward and blunt. Answering it is easy, if you've been given the proper preparations and had some time to think. In this blog post we'll detail how you should present yourself as the perfect candidate for the job when hit with this question. (more…)
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Interview Q: What Do You Know About Our Company?

Interview Q: What Do You Know About Our Company?

Acing the Interview
One of the most common interview questions is, "What do you know about our company?". This question is the interviewer's way of seeing how extensive your knowledge is, and effectively seeing if you've 'done your homework'. This isn't the only thing they want to find out however. Another thing they want to discover from asking this question is to see how dedicated you are to the company, and if your motivations align with theirs. Other similar questions that may be asked include, "Why are you interested in our organization?" or, "What do you think we could do better?". Both of these questions are extremely similar in what the interviewer hopes they tell about a potential candidate. (more…)
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