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By Wiilliam R. Dodson One thing any job seeker consistently sees after just a few interviews is that interviewers tend to ask the same questions. It's as though they are all reading from the same bad script.  Most of us have some level of stress and anxiety logging into a video interview. It doesn't help that we're already nervous about making sure our technology is not going to turn on us to spoil the engagement even before it's...
Job candidates can significantly improve their online interview performance with a few tips to speed recruitment   by William R. Dodson The Coronavirus pandemic has created two major impacts in the labor market:: the reevaluation of personal and professional values; and the normalization of video conferencing as a way of meeting and engaging others.  However, while many households in the United States have at least one...
While anxiety and momentum may sustain your job search through the holidays, think about rest and recuperation as an alternative The Anxious Holidays It's natural to want to continue your job search during the holiday season: you've got momentum, you've got leads, you've got a modicum of confidence.  The momentum comes from having created a job application system or "machine". You've set yourself goals for each day of how...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY Whether you’re looking for your first job or a new job, I bet you’ve got a shortlist of your choice companies to work for. These are the companies who are known for being “top employers”, “industry leaders”, or “best managed”. The best companies to work for might have official awards or they might just have an outstanding reputation. As a minority, you’re probably...
By EmployDiversity Diverse professionals have significant challenges while interviewing that mainstream candidates may never have to consider. A surprising tip that could help you ace your next phone interview is to smile. That’s right, for just a few minutes drop the attitude that’s developed after all the rejections and slights you may have suffered in the job market and drop your defenses. Even though you’re not...
Prepare for an interview by: Performing research on the company and position you are applying for  Spending time on the employer’s website and learning as much as you can about them Carefully examining and analyzing the job description  Confirming your qualifications meet the requirements of the job Preparing several thoughtful questions for the interviewer(s) Anticipating what questions, you might be...
By EmployDiversity ✔ Update your resume When applying for a new job, update your resume, cover letter and professional networking information. Add your latest work history and any new skills you acquired. Updating this information will give hiring managers a complete idea of your most recent experience Things to keep in mind when updating your resume and cover letter:   Customize your cover letter for each application...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY   After grinding through years of university or college and endless hours of homework, it’s time for all that hard work to pay off! Your first job after graduation is your ticket to professional success and paying off those student loans. When you’re graduating along with thousands of other students, getting a job can be tough. Don’t be discouraged though – we have some key tips to get...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  With graduation fast approaching the race is on to get your first job. A handful of students will have their jobs already lined up from a past internship, but most students will be fiercely competing for the same opportunities. The good news is that there are four important things that you can do now to help you win that job! 1) FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU WANT TO BE If you love the big city and want to work in...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY   If you’re looking for a new job you probably know the importance of having a great resume, cover letter, and in-person presence. But what about your social media presence? Most employers will do their homework and will dive deep into your social media profiles as a way to get to know you. They may also be looking for red flags, or reasons not to hire you. As a professional networking and career site,...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  If you’re in your late teens or early twenties, you probably spend many hours each week on social media. You’ve probably used it to connect with friends, read news, and shop. Have you ever thought about using social media in your job search?   As a new grad, don’t forget to include social media as a part of your job search strategy. Social media is a great tool for making connections...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY After investing many hours on your application and interviews for your dream job, hearing ‘no’ can be frustrating and demotivating. Regardless of your qualifications and preparation, sometimes you won’t be selected for the job. As difficult as it is, rejection can be beneficial if you take the time to learn from it. Once you’ve regrouped your morale, here are some things you can do to bounce back...