Video Interviewing: Lights, Camera -- But No Connection

More interviews are conducted by Skype or video conference, particularly in the early rounds. There are even some companies that send out questions in advance and ask candidates to video record their replies within a few days.   Suddenly, you’re not just thinking about what you’re going to say. You’re also an IT person, scriptwriter, lighting and sound engineer, wardrobe consultant, and camera operator. Plus, you’re trying to make that all-important human connection through the inhuman means of technology.

You can read more at https:https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyburnison/2019/07/01/video-interviewing-lights-camera-but-no-connection/?utm=#24ceadab31c7

5 Different Ways to Get the Real Scoop on a Company's Culture

How do you get the low-down on culture before you even walk into your first interview? It’s not always super easy, but it sure is worth trying. Poor employee morale or a company vibe that flies in the face of your values can turn a seemingly great opportunity into a true dud in no time at all. And the last thing you want to do is leave a company you’re not happy at to start a job at anothercompany you’re not happy at.  You can read more at https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-ways-to-get-the-real-scoop-on-a-companys-culture

10 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That We Love (And How to Boost Your Own)

…Your summary is the text box at the top of your LinkedIn profile, just below your photo. It’s open-ended space (2,000 characters max) where you give an overview of your professional life. …Your summary is the one place you define yourself in your own words, free of start dates and titles... Whether you use it to put career choices in context, highlight your biggest achievements, or show off your personality, the summary is your chance to put your best self out there. It strengthens your first impression in a way no other profile section can...

You can read this article athttps://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/linkedin-best-practices/2016/7-linkedin-profile-summaries-that-we-love-and-how-to-boost-your-own

How To Answer 'Why Are You Interested In Our Company?' In An Interview

…An interviewer asks, "Why are you interested in our company (this position)?" to gauge your preferences. They want to get past superficial reasons like pay, benefits and location..

You can read this article at

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmathews/2019/06/30/how-to-answer-why-are-you-interested-in-our-company-in-an-interview/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=career&cdlcid=5cbf27861802c8c524ac6284#1f414eb24a97

The No. 1 Interview Question Job Seekers Forget To Prepare For

An often overlooked area of preparation is what questions you’llask the interviewers. This can be a "make or break" part of the interview…

You can read this article at  https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawngraham/2019/07/27/most-job-seekers-fail-to-prep-for-this-common-interview-question/#1224ac431b1esource Forbes email

Going To A Networking Event? Here's How To Keep Track Of Business Cards And Connections

Attending networking events is an exciting way to expand your professional circle and gain business insights. As you accumulate connections (and business cards), however, it can be hard to keep track of them. You want to make sure you can stay on top of each connection and remember who’s who, so you can follow up where appropriate after the event…  You can read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/10/07/going-to-a-networking-event-heres-how-to-keep-track-of-business-cards-and-connections/#4b0f8a751b73

Design your resume with a basic font and cover letter to land a job

Hiring managers spend merely six seconds on each resume.

According to resume experts, HR professionals don’t read resume without a cover letter…  

You can read more at https://www.businessinsider.in/careers/article/design-your-resume-with-a-basic-font-and-cover-letter-to-land-a-job/articleshow/71473574.cms

Using a SWOT Analysis in Your Life Science Career Planning and Marketing

While this article was written by Katharine Hansen, for Life science professionals it could  be applied to other disciplines   The SWOT Analysis is a key tool in the strategic planning process that life science professionals can apply not only to career planning, but to career marketing. A SWOT analysis examines strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment and opportunities and threats in the external environment.  You can read more at https://www.biospace.com/article/-using-a-swot-analysis-in-your-life-science-career-planning-and-marketing/

The robot-recruiter is coming — VCV’s AI will read your face in a job interview

VCV claims it can help eliminate human bias from the hiring process with preliminarily screening of candidates, automated screening calls, and by conducting these robo-video interviews with voice recognition and video recording.

VCV says this doesn’t replace the job of a recruiter but enhances their toolset so they can find and screen a greater number of candidates more efficiently. The startup says this AI-led approach helps companies save over 20 hours of work with recruiting bots working 24/7 to find, chat, and interview potential candidates

You can read more athttps://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/the-robot-recruiter-is-coming-vcvs-ai-will-read-your-face-in-a-job-interview/

Cut these words from your resume immediately

Choosing the right tone in your resume can be a challenge. But by carefully selecting the right words, you can connect with employers and make them feel confident you understand their business and are the ideal person for the job.

​​​​​​Words to avoid using in your resume… You can read this article at https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/cut-these-words-from-your-resume-immediately

10 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Interviewers know that you've probably practiced all of the traditional skill,, so they try to stump you with trickier ones to get a better idea of your background, your communication skills, and how you'll perform should they offer you the job. Do keep in mind that there may not be aright or wrong answerfor some of these questions. The interviewer will be more interested in how you respond than what your answer is.  You can read more at https://www.thebalancecareers.com/tricky-interview-questions-2059657

Top Freelancers Are Doing Just Fine: A New Upwork Study

…Freelancing is a real and meaningful career alternative for ambitious professionals...

You can read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyounger/2019/06/18/top-freelancers-are-doing-just-fine-a-new-upwork-study/#14b3c42b1135

 

The art of the cover letter

Everyone knows a resume is important — it’s supposed to be the perfect snapshot of your work history, positioning you as an ideal candidate for that next gig.

But what about a cover letter?

It can be tempting to just write up a generic cover letter for all the jobs you’re applying for, especially if they’re for similar positions. Change a few details here, change a few company names there, and voila — perfect, right?

Not so fast!

There’s an art to writing a cover letter.

You can read this article at https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2014/12/30/art-cover-letter/

Make a Career Change

…Switching jobs is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. It could majorly change your lifestyle and routine - but may also be the most rewarding thing you do…While this is an article from the UK much of the general advice could be helpful to people thinking of a carer change.  You can read this article from the UK at https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/getting-a-job/make-a-career-change?utm_medium=email_marcomms&utm_content=19790&utm_campaign=190619&utm_source=newsletter

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