Career, Work & Health, Work Life Balance

3 Ways Prioritising Personal Wellness Can Help You Excel in Your Career

Whether you’re searching for a job or looking to grow in your current position, many assume that a large component of the path to success is working yourself to death in order to optimize your productivity. During the job search, this could mean obsessively writing cover letters, sending out cold emails, or trolling job boards and network connections for a lead on a prospective position. On the job, workaholics looking to get ahead may put in long hours after work, skip lunch, or take on projects outside of their department in order to impress higher ups. However, this approach to…

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Interviews, Management Consulting

Guide to preparing for interviews at McKinsey

This is a guest post by Sydney Rokos of My Consulting Coach I am going to begin by saying well done! It is extremely likely you have already made it through the screening and have successfully secured a position in the next round of the process. You should now start constructing a strategy to prepare for the upcoming round of the application. With the first qualifying round of structured interviews, you will be pitting yourself against other skilled candidates for the position. With a comprehensive preparation plan, frequent practice and confidence, you will be ready to stand out. There are…

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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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Career, Interviews

How to Land a Job If Your Previous Boss Gave You a Bad Reference

Throughout your personal and professional life, you’ve likely encountered several people that you got along well with, who can attest to your character. When you list your references, you aren’t going to put down the name of someone that isn’t going to give you a glowing review. Unfortunately, many potential employers look to your last boss to give them insight on what it’s like to have you work for them. If you and your previous supervisor didn’t get along well, you might find yourself on the wrong end of a bad reference – something that can easily prevent you from…

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Career, Women Careers

Women in Construction

This is a guest post by Vince from BigRentz It’s likely unrealistic to think that businesses would altruistically begin to employ women in higher ranking positions with the goal of achieving gender parity. Status quo is very difficult to shift. However, there is one thing that always motivates businesses to change and evolve: improving the bottom line. Recent studies show that gender diversity is simply better for business. Research by McKinsey & Company has pointed to the idea that executive teams with higher gender parity are over 20% more likely to reap higher profitshare. Peterson’s also featured a study of…

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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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Job Hunting

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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Career, Difference Between, Resume Writing

Difference between the resume of a CIO & CTO

It is not everybody’s cup of tea to write the resume for a technologist. Things go really out of hand when that technologist happens to have a C in her title! And then it starts to get confusing. Especially when there is a dotted line between similar roles, like that of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). So why does it get confusing? Let’s try and clear the air. To start with, here’s a basic definition. A CTO is a Technology or Software Creator (at the senior most level), while a CIO is a Technology…

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