Job Interview Preparation Checklist

Don’t panic! Be prepared by following these 10 steps. July 15, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor So you applied for a job online, and just got a call from the recruiter asking if you can interview with the hiring manager. You are super excited until you hear that the interview is happening in 48 hours. Two days. OMG! Don’t panic; just prepare! Glassdoor has got you covered. Complete with timing and strategy, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of essential ways to gear up for your interview and knock it out of the park. Ready, set, prep! As soon as you hang up with the recruiter: 1. Study for your interview like it’s a final exam. Find as much information as you can on the company or organization, and commit as much of it to memory as possible. If the job you’re interviewing for requires knowledge in a certain field, do all […]

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13 Must-Have Words to Include In Your Resume

We’ve all read about what not to include — here’s what you should. May 27, 2019 9 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Steer clear of overused clichés. Misspelled words are immediate grounds for denial. Words like “rockstar” and “synergy” are so 2015. We’ve all read about what not to include in a resume. After all, one of Glassdoor’s most popular articles, 21 Words to Never Include In Your Resume, is bookmarked even by our staffers who want to gut-check before making resume faux pas. However, it’s time to talk about what works should be included in your resume. Diction or word choice is important when it comes to drafting your resume, not just to ensure that your resume is reviewed positively by software, but also because you want to wow recruiters with your skills, competencies and relevant credentials. “The words used show what level the candidates is at in their career,” says Susan […]

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5 Things Job Seekers Do That Sabotage Their Interview Chances

It just takes one wrong move to ruin your chance of getting that job. May 13, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor The job search process is unforgiving. It doesn’t matter how many things you might be doing right, it just takes one wrong move, one misunderstanding, or one poor decision to entirely ruin your chances of getting the job. As a job seeker, this reality can really be frightening — especially if you find yourself in a situation where you’re simply not getting interviews no matter how many job openings you apply to, and yet you don’t have a clue what you’re really doing wrong. So with that being said, here are the most common things I see job seekers doing all the time that actually end up sabotaging their chances of getting that all-important interview. 1. Standing out — but in a bad way Standing out in a crowded field of […]

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4 Questions That Can Point You to the Right Company

Job-seekers, just like employers, want to find the best fit possible — and that means asking questions that go below the surface. February 1, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Job-seekers often feel that employers hold all the cards. They feel that they’re selling themselves to a buyer with lots of options and that they themselves need to be flexible and accommodating. They want to cast themselves in the best light possible and highlight what they have to offer so prospective employers see those traits as must-haves. “Although the employment process is a buy/sell transaction and it appears that both the employer and the applicant have an equal position, in most cases, the employer has the distinct advantage,” Chris Ruisi, an HR expert, wrote for Monster.com. “As such, far too many applicants allow themselves to be victimized by the process more times than they should. […]

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Ace Your Next Job Interview with This $11 Prep Course

January 16, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The average in-person interview lasts some 40 minutes, and rarely longer than an hour. That’s plenty of time to sell yourself to a potential future boss, right? Well, not exactly: A survey of 2,000 hiring managers revealed that 33 percent of them knew within 90 seconds whether they’d offer a candidate the job or not. Yes, you read that right — as if interviews weren’t stressful enough already, your first impression alone can make or break your chance of getting hired, no matter what you say throughout the rest of the conversation. No pressure. Luckily, learning how to best present yourself to a hiring manager (and ride that momentum […]

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Land the Job You Want with This Expert-Led Cover Letter Course

Think cover letters are passé? Think again. December 31, 2018 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. With so many companies recruiting job candidates online, you might assume that the era of cover letters is over. On the contrary, cover letters are still considered valuable tools with which to differentiate job candidates by nine out of 10 executives, according to a recent poll conducted by the consulting firm Robert Half. That’s likely due in part to the development of applicant tracking systems, or candidate tracking software, which scans résumés for certain keywords to whittle down applicant pools automatically. Once finalists are selected, the cover letter is often the first part of an application that’s actually seen by a […]

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The Surprising Step You Should Take to Find Your Next Job Opportunity

There is a simple way to streamline your job search, and at no out-of-pocket cost to you. December 24, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Between the new opportunities, colleagues and environment, starting a new job is often an exciting time. What’s not so exciting? The job search process itself. I have yet to meet a person who actually enjoys scouring open job listings, vetting companies and coordinating interview times (or worse — hearing radio silence from the companies they’ve applied to). If there were a quick and easy way to streamline the process, most job seekers would take advantage of it in a heartbeat. Related: Cities and States That Will Pay You to Move There But the truth is, there is a simple way to streamline your job search, and at no out-of-pocket cost to you. It’s just that many people aren’t aware of it. Working with a staffing services […]

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Job Search Efficiency

Are you getting the results you want from the time and energy you put into your job search? September 8, 2018 3 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog Most, if not all, job seekers reach a heightened level of frustration at some point during their job search. It’s easy to understand, and it might be justifiable to blame the complex and convoluted job search process; it’s difficult to improve efficiency and speed in the whole process too. Loosely explained, efficiency is output over input and is expressed in percentages. The question before job seekers is whether they’re getting the expected results based on the amount of time and effort they’re putting into their job searches. In most cases, the answer is disappointing. So, what should you do to increase efficiency? Related: Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market In the world of investments, the most important […]

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With This Company’s New Tool, You Can Run a Free Background Check on Yourself

Checkr sells AI-powered background check software to companies. Now, it’s giving job candidates a glimpse into what potential employers might see. September 6, 2018 4 min read Job applicants can update their LinkedIn pages, pad their resumes and write a cover letter that’ll knock a hiring manager’s socks off. But despite these efforts, one of the most important and personal aspects of the hiring process gets kept out of candidates’ sight: background checks. Checkr, a company that uses AI to help companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Postmates and Grubhub streamline background checks, is now turning the tables. Instead of just selling its technology to its 10,000-plus clients, it’s now making it publicly accessible so job seekers can background check themselves first — for free. The company’s new service, launching today, is called Better Future. It’s an extension of Checkr’s larger mission to help people with criminal backgrounds get jobs. […]

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Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

By following these suggestions, people in transition will not only speed up the job search process but also increase their chances of landing a job exponentially. July 21, 2018 3 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog In the current job market, it’s not unusual for people to be looking for jobs over many months. It’s a very competitive market, and job openings are few. This situation is amplified by the herd mentality whereby people deploy the job search strategies commonly used in the past. For example, asking people about their target companies elicits, in most cases, the names of large and very well-known companies. This means that all of those people are competing for the same few openings. Yet there are lots of jobs in the untapped arena called the hidden job market. Related: The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Prepare for a Job […]

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5 Simple Job Hunting Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Here are five seemingly-simple but highly effective job hunting techniques that will inch you closer to your dream job. July 16, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Available research shows that more than half of people who are currently employed are considering getting a new job. Furthermore, more than half of people currently employed feel that they have just a job and not a career. Related: How to Be Authentic in an Interview Whether you are fresh out of college and looking for your first job, or whether you’re tired of your current job and need a replacement job, some job hunting techniques are bound to give you an edge. The following are five seemingly-simple but highly effective job hunting techniques that will inch you closer to your dream job. 1. Spend more time on your resume Your resume is likely to influence your chances of getting hired more than […]

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6 of the Most Captivating Cover Letter Openers — and Why They Work

Cover letters are tough. Here are some tips to help you get started. May 14, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Glassdoor Let’s cut straight to the chase: Most cover letters are bad. In fact, Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, happily admits that “I love writing cover letter openings because I know how bad they usually are.” Related: The 7 Biggest Myths About Changing Careers But that doesn’t mean your cover letter is destined for the slush pile. By starting with what Rasmussen calls a hook, you can snag a hiring manager’s attention — and even a new job. “The best openings — otherwise known as a hook — are attention-getters,” Rasmussen says. “Hooks are similar to headlines you see online that tempt you to click and find out more.” How can you write a hook? You can open with a compelling quote, tell a story, use humor […]

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How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

LinkedIn is an incredible tool for job seekers. April 14, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog If you’re in transition and looking for a new job or you’re contemplating changing jobs, there’s nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient and effective on LinkedIn. Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. A study by Microsoft revealed that 70 percent of employers have rejected job candidates because of information they found online about those candidates. Yet, the same study suggests that 85 percent of employers say a positive online reputation influences their decision. Those are pretty convincing numbers. Related: 9 Things to Consider Before Accepting a New Job Here are some facts: Recruiters and employers prefer dealing with applicants they can check out and trust. People spend more time on social media than on e-mail. LinkedIn is in the social media for business. The […]

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6 Reasons This Is the Perfect Thank-You Email to Send After a Job Interview

When you don’t send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition. March 8, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110 percent once you’re in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and relieved — like your work is finally done. But it isn’t. In fact, there’s still one more crucial step to take if you really want to land the gig: sending the interview thank you email. “The best timeframe to send a thank you email is within 24 hours after your interview,” says Whitney Purcell, associate director of career development at Susquehanna University. “It should be sent during business hours — no 3 a.m. emails that make your schedule seem a little out of whack with the company’s traditional hours.” While the interview thank you email doesn’t require […]

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7 Ways to Get Recruiters and Job Offers to Come to You

Instead of looking for jobs, let jobs come to you. source_link Related posts: 5 Ways that Kajabi Makes Selling Courses Online Easy for Bloggers The Best Way to Search PeerFly’s Offers Looking for Leads? These 4 #DirectMail Offers Are Your Answer How to Direct Link PeerFly Offers on Facebook Ads This Simple Change Can Make More Prospects Say “Yes” to Your Offers How to Craft No-Brainer Marketing Offers [Free Poster] How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers

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