Author: Amos Tayts (Page 6)

How to really ace your phone interview

Some key insights to help you prepare & ace your phone interview. When it comes to job-hunting, phone interviews are tests. Everyone has them. They are sometimes the standard first step in the hiring process. If you pass, you’ll be offered a deeper, face-to-face job interview. If not, that’s the end of your candidacy. But phone interviews can be nerve-wracking. Only 30 per cent of the meaning we get from people comes from verbal communication. The rest comes from non-verbal cues. [...]

How to network with zero Linkedin connections

Whether you’re starting out on LinkedIn for a job hunt, a strategic partnership or a way to open up a new opportunity, you need a strong professional network (think quality over quantity). Without this online rolodex, it is much more difficult to get through the door of a whole spectrum of possible career choices or business relationships. If you know the industry you want to get into and you have a few places to target, developing strong connections with [...]

Dress for Success: What you should wear to the workplace

What you wear to work matters a lot when it comes to displaying a public image. If you are working for a large multinational company, you probably want to look as professional as possible. Corporate suits and dress pants are appropriate for these types of businesses. On the flip side, if you are working for an oil or manufacturing company, cargo pants and overalls are most likely the norm. From business attire to casual wear, it’s important to look [...]

When did “Free” Job Hunting Get So Expensive?

There’s a lot of saturation in the job market these days. The attention span of hiring managers has dropped from 20 seconds to around 9 seconds. As such it’s increasingly harder to get their attention – in a good way, that is. Acquiring the services of a professional career strategist or a dedicated resume writer might be the answer. They can give you an objective analysis of your resume and how it stands out, and they know how to best [...]

A guide to answering interview trick questions

Behavioural interviews use probing questions to illuminate your past behaviours and to identify your similar future performances. This question pierces right to the core. It may be difficult to maneuver your way around as you strive to remain genuine and honest in your answer. The interviewer is basically asking what kind of employee you are, and trying to decipher if you will be a good fit within their team. My favourite behavioural interview question is: What is the biggest misconception [...]