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
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
‘if you plan ahead you can avoid making these common interview mistakes’...
You can read more https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/interview-tips/top-5-job-interview-mistakes?utm_medium=email_marcomms&utm_content=19790&utm_campaign=171019&utm_source=newsletter
…LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development.
You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people…
You can read more at https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-linkedin/?r=AU&IR=
…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
…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..
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An often overlooked area of preparation is what questions you’llask the interviewers. This can be a "make or break" part of the interview…
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When you have a job interview coming up, it’s important to research the company, prepare answers to questions you might be asked and be ready for competency-based questions. However, it can be such a shame to prepare all your answers and bullet points only to be tipped up on the day by your nerves.
…you can have all the experience in the world, but if you can’t explain it in a clear and structured way, you’re going to lack confidence and potentially undersell yourself…You can read this article at https://www.recruiters.ie/interview-guide/
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
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
... our actions after the interview, however, are just as important as the prep work you did prior to the interview and your performance during the interview.
You may have impressed your interviewer during the meeting, but you need to maintain that positive image once you leave the office… You can read this article from the USA at https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8364-post-interview-mistakes.html
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/
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/
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
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
LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people You can read more at https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-linkedin/?r=AU&IR=T
…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
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.
…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