For many employers, the pandemic expedited their use of video interviewing, with some estimating that over 80% of companies used video calls to screen candidates.
Even as employees trickle back into the office, video interviews are likely here to stay, as they offer some clear benefits over traditional, in-person interviews. Most notably, video interviews allow for a more efficient process, eliminating the need for travel, fighting traffic, and finding (and paying for) parking. The result is a much more streamlined scheduling and interviewing process. (more…)
The terms “resume” and “CV” are often used interchangeably and, while similar, they are two distinctly different documents.
It’s important to know the key differences and when it’s appropriate to submit which document to a potential employer.
Finding a job you love has a huge impact on your quality of life. Not only does it affect your financial health, but also your overall happiness and satisfaction. It’s therefore one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. (more…)
The Covid pandemic made us rethink how we live, play, and work. When more and more workers made the shift to work-from-home, employers were forced to reconsider how they measure productivity and employee satisfaction. For many companies, it has become clear that employees crave more flexibility in how and when work gets done.
The promise of “best resume builder websites” and “resume fillers” are appealing.
Simply insert your academic background and work experience into a templated design – and voila, a perfect resume! Some websites even offer keyword features. It’s convenient, easy, and feels like the perfect option (especially if you’re rushed for time).
But unfortunately, “easy” often doesn’t equal “effective” and these cookie-cutter resumes can actually cost you an interview.
Looking for a new job? It’s a good time to take a step back and consider whether you want to switch industries too. If you’re not happy where you are, this could be the perfect opportunity to pursue that dream career you’ve always wanted to. So how can you prepare for an interview when you’re making a big career transition? Here are some tips. (more…)
Looking for a sales job or interested in taking the next step in your sales career?
Chances are, you have a lot of competition. Sales jobs are in high demand, with more and more people interested in the flexibility and the monetary rewards that sales roles can bring. For applicants, this means one thing: Creating a detailed, well-structured resume is key if you want to increase your chances of landing a job.
What are the best skills to include in a resume?
Gone are the days when you could simply place “Microsoft Word” or “Data Management” in the skills and work experience sections of your resume.
Now, you have to be more creative and show what you can do with concrete examples of skills on your resume – whether it’s a hard skill or soft skill. (more…)
Searching for a job can feel tedious and thankless. You put countless hours into researching companies, finding relevant open positions, drafting cover letters, tweaking and submitting your resume, only to receive a canned email response in return – if you’re lucky.
In fact, the number of resumes that get reviewed by human resource managers is strikingly low. Thanks to ubiquitous automated Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), most resumes are scanned for relevant keywords before making it to an actual human for review.
Job candidates have nightmares about certain scenarios, like missing the submission deadline for their dream job or completely bombing an interview answer. Another big one involves sending in a resume, only to realize after you click “submit” that there was a mistake on it. When this happens, what do you do? (more…)