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Communication, Interviews, Job Hunting

Show some Emotional Intelligence during your Interview

Emotional Intelligence (EI) can become a very important characteristic to show to your interviewer that you have the proper ability and mental skills for a job. Not only does EI convey your ability to feel and recognise your emotions, but it also helps you understand, manage, and channelise them. If you are emotionally intelligent, you can manage your own emotions as well as the emotions of others in your team. So how can you show emotional intelligence? Here are some ways. 1. Listen Listening is the most important part of any conversations. If you listen well, you understand what is being said,…

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Interviews, Job Hunting

How to overcome Hiring Biases during Interviews

Research has shown that Hiring Processes are generally biased or unfair. In fact, even if I did not mention the term ‘Research’, you would have agreed with me, isn’t it? It’s well known that people have a bias in favor of preserving the status quo; change is uncomfortable. So because 95% of CEOs are white men, the status quo bias can lead board members to unconsciously prefer to hire more white men for leadership roles. HBR Even though companies want to show and maintain diversity at the workplace, it is not uncommon for biases to creep in while interviewing candidates. Baises in…

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Maintain your privacy when hunting for a job

In the digital age, job hunting has become both much simpler and much more complex. Gone are the days of buying expensive stationary to print your resume on and mailing it off to a potential employer. Now you can upload your resume in an instant and in some cases, receive a response within hours. But with this added convenience comes the challenge of protecting your personal information and keeping your job search quiet if you’re already employed. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your privacy while job hunting: Avoid Public or Office Computers First rule of any job search: don’t…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn

5 Common Mistakes You Will Make on Your LinkedIn Profile

In today’s competitive job market where there are millions of job seekers and companies are downsizing, employers are extra choosy about who they want to hire. The challenge is not just about standing out anymore; it’s about what kind of connections you have. LinkedIn makes it easier for professionals to build a network and stay connected with other like-minded individuals. If you are banking on it for life-changing opportunities, you can read Get Set Resumes’ top LinkedIn features that can be leveraged. Of course, the main star here is still your LinkedIn profile, because that’s the part that attracts the attention…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn, Resume Writing

A Recruiter Visited Your LinkedIn Profile? 7 Top Things to Do Now.

One of the best features of LinkedIn is that, unlike any other social platform, they allow you to see who’s been eyeing your profile. If one of those people was a recruiter, you have an interesting opportunity on your hands. Even if the recruiter hasn’t contacted you directly, they’ve at least showed curiosity in your profile. There are a few things you can do to leverage that curiosity to your personal benefit. 1. Check the Recruiter Out If the recruiter primarily works for athletic brands and you work in the restaurant industry, you probably don’t have a lot in common….

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Before you begin your job search

Looking for a job always ends up becoming  a stressful affair. No one likes to keep seeking opportunity after opportunity and get very little in terms of response. Here are a few tips on how you should go about when it comes to job search.  Inside network: Before you come out in the open and start looking for jobs on various portals, do not forget to look on the inside first. This means that you should also consider your inside networks which includes friends, family, ex colleagues as well as employers. You may end up finding a good role which…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn

10 LinkedIn Mistakes you must Totally Avoid

With internet dominating, the job scenario has witnessed a really big change in the last decade. Your resume is online, job posts are online, and you may even end up landing an online job interview. Now, you even have a professional social media profile online. The Facebook for professionals (that is LinkedIn) has become quite an important tool in the last few years. Right from a college student looking for an internship to a senior professional looking for a kickass job, LinkedIn has taken up the burden of doing the work for you. However, with great power comes great responsibility….

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Career, Interviews, Job Hunting

11 things you should avoid saying at a job interview

When you land up the job interview that you’ve been pining for a really long time, your happiness knows no bounds. However, you need to prepare yourself well enough for what’s in store. Not only this, you also need to understand as to what needs to be said and what should be left unsaid during your interview. There are a few things which do not need to be mentioned at the interview. So much so that some of these things may even cost you that dream job of yours. You need to impress the interviewer with your personality, the skills…

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Job Hunting, Resume Writing

10 Things You Must Keep Off your resume

When you are looking for a job, the most important piece of information is your resume. It is the resume that helps you get a job. It’s the decider as to whether you are fit for a particular job or not. It is the ultimate document which determines whether you will be selected for a particular job or will you need to go to a few more job search sites and test your fate. While the resume needs to have all the information which may help you in landing your dream job, there are certain things you should ensure are…

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