How to nail a video interview

Practically Perfect PA

According to tech giant Cisco, 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2019. Video has also been found to have an overwhelmingly positive effect on the candidate experience. Read on for tried and tested tips on how to nail your video interview….

Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies?

Job Advice Blog

Piggybacking on our last blog’s topic of interview preparation, I’d like to write a little bit about being nervous on an interview. The post Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies? Millennial Corner Uncategorized how to interview interview preparation interview tips JTL Services Nervous Butterflies Nervous on an Interview Raleigh Recruiter

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How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. But it doesn''t have to be. After every interview, take the time to think about: What kind of questions were asked? How well did you do when highlighting your best traits?

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How to Answer Weird Interview Questions

On The Job

By now, most job applicants know that when they get an interview, they need to prepare. Some of the most common interview questions go something like this: What are your greatest strengths? I don't like these kinds of interview questions because, well, they're stupid.

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How to Improve Your Skype Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

An additional burden has been imposed lately on job candidates because more and more companies are trying to save money by resorting to Skype or video interviewing. Interview Skills by Alex Freund Career Consulting interview tips Job Interview Coaching Skype video interview

8 Interview Tips For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

As an introvert myself, I know how difficult it is when the spotlight is right on you. The thought of talking spontaneously to total strangers brings sweaty beads of nervousness on the forehead, and interviews are just as much of a challenge, if not more of a challenge.

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

So, finally the phone rings and the caller ID displays the name of a company you sent your résumé to. The caller is from the company’s human resources department and wants to schedule you for an in-person interview. Fantastic, this is music to your ears, but what now? Interview Skills by Alex Freund Job Advice Job Interview Coaching job interview preparation networking Personal Branding Winning Interview Strategies

How to Nail a Job Interview Before You Even Step Into the Room

Dumb Little Man

Oh how I used to hate interviewing. I would lay awake the night before dreading the whole thing and really not wanting to even go. I was experiencing all of the nervousness, grief, and worry of the interview over the course of the time leading up to it. […].

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

A job interview is the final step before getting the job. It’s the most critical step because if the candidate does not convince the decision maker of being the ideal candidate, the job goes to someone else. Preparing for the interview is not to be taken lightly. To win this tough competition, one needs to [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview tips Job Advice job interview preparation Job Search networking Winning Interview Strategies

How to Instantly Connect With Anyone

Dumb Little Man

I used to try so hard. After the conversation, I would complicate things further by blaming myself for a botched pick up line or a job interview that didn’t go so well. The post How to Instantly Connect With Anyone appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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How to deal with the office downer

Practically Perfect PA

I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt. This is so true and such a vital part of the role… But, as we all know, some colleagues are easier to interact with than others!

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What You Need to Say in an Interview

On The Job

As a career columnist, I've been full of advice -- from how to behave at work to how to choose the right career -- since they were about 3-years-old. Talk about how working a job while going to school taught you important lessons.

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

Dumb Little Man

If you want to get an interview for the position at the company you are applying for, then there are 6 things you should bear in mind. So, grab a pen, and get ready to totally change your approach to CVs and cover letters. Address your email to a particular person. Avoid using general opening phrases like “Dear Sirs” or “To Whom It May Concern.” To know who to address your CV to, you can research the company’s LinkedIn account or company website.

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How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Job-seeking can be quite the undertaking, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. You’ll need to have a good amount of self-discipline to get through the application stages, and a good amount of resilience to power through the inevitable rejections.

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Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written four blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and Administrative Assistants and they are all extremely popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers.

How to Shorten Your Job Search

Job Advice Blog

While this is true in most cases, it doesn’t have to be that way, provided the job seeker understands the search process and becomes efficient with planning, creative thinking, networking, and research. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career management career planning Individual Career Counseling interview interview preparation interview techniques job interview job interview preparation

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Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

How many social networks do you belong to?    How many different web sites are related to you personally or professionally?    How are you managing all of those different urls? Hello Eddy, and welcome to 

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Interviewing is a Two-Way Street

Job Advice Blog

So many of us focus so intently on preparing to answer interview questions that we often neglect to prepare a strong set of questions for the interviewer. To simply not ask any questions during an interview is unforgivable and fortunately most candidates do not commit this job-search sin. But, how [.].

How to Cope With a Job Interview Rejection: Learning From Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Hunting for a job not only means having the right qualifications, developing a sterling resume, a killer influence letter, and razor-sharp interview skills, but also having to outdo the other candidates — many of whom may be more qualified on paper than you.

How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

On The Job

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months.

Have a Successful Job Interview with These Four Steps

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One only has to pay attention to the news to know there are still a lot of people looking for employment. Unfortunately, the factors which lead to their unemployment have reduced the number of jobs available. If you’re out there looking for work, you know how much competition there is for each job. You’ve landed an interview. With these 4 P’s, you’ll increase your chances of a successful interview. Which are key to the position’s needs?

The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood

Job Advice Blog

Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice interview interview techniques Interview tips by Alex Freund

Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Important in a Job Interview

On The Job

But the challenge is not only how to provide that in a sustainable way, but how to hire those who will be able to provide it. How did you approach that issue to pursue consensus and maintain a positive relationship with the employee?

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 3

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written two blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and admin assistants and they have both proved to be very popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers for them.

The Path To Success: How To Get Motivated By Your Past And Future Self

Dumb Little Man

There it was… that one question that people ask you so many times during job interviews: where do you see yourself in 10 years? You grow up, choose a direction in school and you seem to also be determined at the age of 14 what your life will be like.

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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

When searching for a new career, knowing how to market yourself to potential employers and recruiters can give you an edge over the other applicants. If you don’t know how to stand out from the rest, it could make your search very long and exhausting. With marketing, there are tons of things you need to know. To help you get started, here are some of the essential things that can help you know how to market yourself.

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How to Deal with Your Stress While in Transition

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Career Transition Coaching dealing with stress interviewPhysicians and psychiatrists have proved that there is a positive correlation between stress and illness. People in transition experience various and variable levels of stress.

Why You're Not Getting Hired -- and How to Fix It

On The Job

In the days leading up to the Oscars, many movie critics ran articles about "who should win" and "who will win," which is sort of an attempt to hedge their bets and say, "Who knows what Hollywood will do?" That's sort of the same case with employers when it comes to hiring new workers.

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How to Turn Networking into Interviews

Job Advice Blog

People in transition know that 60 to 80 percent of job seekers get their next positions through networking. Interview Skills by Alex FreundConsequently and whenever possible, they focus their daily activities on such networking. But despite their—sometimes admittedly awkward—efforts, nothing comes of it. The reason is that they don’t have an understanding of the actual purpose of networking and [.].

How to Save Your Startup by Hiring the Right People

Dumb Little Man

According to new research by Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh , 75% of all startups fail. Many entrepreneurs and executives attribute the colossal failure to a number of reasons. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to, the following: Poor management.

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How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Productive & Organized

Do you have great conversations and then get back to your office and either forget action steps or details from the conversation? Do you prefer to keep your contacts in a more traditional / less electronic format? We designed Contact Keeper to help people stay perfectly organized.

Top 5 Uncommon Jobs In The US And How To Get Them

Dumb Little Man

In the end, I have been everything — from a riding instructor, librarian, salesman at Toys R Us, to a children’s entertainer. To be honest, I’m still not quite decided on what I want to do when I grow up. I saw an infographic from Graduation Source about some of the leading careers and how to achieve them. This made me want to investigate more. Here are, in my opinion, the five top uncommon jobs in the US and what you need to do to get them.

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How to Negotiate a Salary

On The Job

If you’ve just been offered a new job, you probably feel very fortunate to be one of those people who will no longer have to spend endless hours surfing job sites or supplying perky Twitter updates to garner some attention from a recruiter.

Big time savers: how to avoid wasting your time and being more productive.

Dumb Little Man

Either because we have plenty of responsibilities to accomplish or because we have so many deadlines to cope with, the fact is we either learn to use time wisely or we will be mostly in trouble from time to time. Time savers are a must in modern life.

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How to Benefit from the Positive Job Market Outlook

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview Job Search Networking StrategiesBased on a recent survey by economists, the job market outlook is projecting steady growth in employment. Recruiting consultant CareerXroads reports that new companies find 28 percent of their hires via referrals. Job boards represent one in five applicants, or 20 percent. And career Web sites, about 10 percent. For job seekers or those who [.].

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How to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"

On The Job

Job interviews can be stressful, but as I've said before, the more you prepare for them, the more stress you can eliminate. Part of that preparation is understanding there are going to be standard interview questions and even a few weird ones.

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You may need to go to interviews that don’t really guarantee any good results. There will be times that you won’t get any response, no matter how persistent you are. Listen: Randomly sending out resumes may get you a few interviews, but you will be wasting a lot of real and good opportunities. The first thing that you need to define is the criteria for the job you are looking for.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants need to stand out from the crowd and a strong personal brand can certainly help! Personal branding is about your reputation and how your potential employer sees you. But your reputation might be that you are easy to work with and always delivers what is asked of you.

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How to Stay Focused in an Open Office

On The Job

But organizations like the idea of workers being close enough to one another to collaborate easily or come together for quick brainstorming. That’s not to say that it was always easy to get work done. Here are some things to think about: Be honest.

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Tracking How to Get It All Done & Avoid Information Overload-Interview With @Springpad CEO @jeffjaner

Productive & Organized

  Today I talk with Jeff and he shares some great insight on how Springpad could be one of your Productivity Powerhouse Tools. Hello Jeff and welcome to    It’s nice to have you with us.   I see how that can work. 

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