Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundups
Landing a job interview is a great sign. It means that a recruiter or hiring manager looked at your resume, and thought that you might be a good fit for the role. So your next step should be focusing on knocking the interview out of the park. The last thing you want to do is make a simple mistake, in that interview, and have it take you out of the running. Read on to find out how you can avoid those mistakes and more! 4 Things You Should Never Ask While Being Interviewed One of the most common ways candidates shoot themselves in the foot during job interviews is by asking the wrong questions. A common misstep is constantly asking about salary, benefits, and compensation early on. If the recruiter…
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Here’s Why You Should Take Remote Interviews Seriously

Here’s Why You Should Take Remote Interviews Seriously

Acing the Interview
Whereas in person interviews seem like crucial moments in the hiring process, remote interviews don't always carry the same weight. Having a phone interview can sometimes seem like a formality before having the 'real' interview. However, that mindset may end up costing you in your job search. Today, we'll explain why you should take all interviews seriously! (more…)
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundups
With unemployment reaching a rare low, the job market is in a unique place. If you have the right set of skills, it's a great opportunity for you to find a company that will value you. In this week's Link Roundup, we pulled our favorite links that will help you understand the state of the current job market. Also, we've collected some of our favorite articles with job search advice. Check out the links below! Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low, as Job Market Becomes More Competitive In the latest job market news, the unemployment rate has continued to drop. This has tightened the market, and employers are having more trouble than ever finding the right candidates for their open positions. This puts job seekers in a great place…
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3 Wrong Ways to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’

3 Wrong Ways to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’

Acing the Interview
When you go to a job interview, you can expect to answer questions about yourself and your qualifications. One of the most feared questions is 'What is your greatest weakness?'. It can be a challenging question to answer, and it's easy to slip up and say the wrong thing. Today, we'll be going over 3 of the most common incorrect answers. Of course, we'll also describe how you can correctly answer the question! (more…)
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Link Roundup: The LinkedIn Low-Down & Surprising Statistics

Link Roundup: The LinkedIn Low-Down & Surprising Statistics

Link Roundups
For this week's Link Roundup, we chose to focus on how you can use LinkedIn more effectively, and also highlight some interesting statistical data. Wondering how standing vs. sitting affects your salary? That and more is covered in the links below. Statistics can be particularly telling, especially so when they illustrate how certain factors play out in the workforce. (more…)
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The Essential Job Interview Checklist

The Essential Job Interview Checklist

Acing the Interview
Job interviews may be the most nerve wracking experiences we all have to go through in our careers. Knowing that one conversation could significantly affect your career can be rather intimidating. However, if you get too caught up in stressing about the interview itself, it can be easy to overlook certain preparations. There are steps you can take to prepare for a job interview that will help you have more control, and stay calm on the day of the interview. To help you stay organized, we've put together a handy checklist you can use before any interview! Below we've listed the various checklist items, and why they're so important. If you'd like a printable version of the checklist, click here! (more…)
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5 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job (That Aren’t Your Fault)

5 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job (That Aren’t Your Fault)

General Job Search Advice
Getting rejected during a job search can be incredibly discouraging. Even more so when you had an in person interview. You can start to doubt yourself, and your ability to find a job. Unfortunately too often this causes job seekers to blame themselves. However, there are many forces out of your control that may influence the decision. So if you are rejected as a candidate, it may be because of something completely out of your control. Today, we'll explore 5 different reasons you may not get the job, that aren't your fault. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Preparing for a Modern Job Search

Link Roundup: Preparing for a Modern Job Search

Link Roundups
Recruiters and hiring manager are constantly adapting new tactics to revolutionize the hiring process. To stay competitive, candidates also need to understand how that process is changing, and what they can do to stay up to date. Today's Link Roundup features plenty of actionable advice you can use in your job search regarding resumes, interviews, networking, and your online presence. Start preparing for your modern job search here! U.S. Job Market Tightening, Inflation Steadily Rising The job market has continued to push along strongly, with fewer and fewer US citizens filing for unemployment. Also, the unemployment rate has reached a 17 year low at 4.1%, signaling what economists consider 'full employment'. Economists are also hopeful that this will also inspire more wage growth, although the pace of wage growth hasn't…
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