Sunday, November 29, 2020

Why are You Interested in This Position? Top 3 Tips & Example Answer

If you have an interview coming up, prepare for your interviewer to ask "Why are you interested in this position?" They may also frame this question as, “Why do you want this job?” or “Why do you want to work here?”

A strong response displays your enthusiasm, goals and ability to contribute to the company. In this video, Taylor, an Indeed Evangelist and resource on recruiting, shares his strategy for creating a compelling 2-3 minute answer for this critical interview question.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."

 — Margaret Cousins

Thursday, November 19, 2020

5 Ways to Show Gratitude | Brian Tracy

Research shows that gratitude makes us happier, strengthens our relationships, and even improves our physical health. Gratitude should be an important part of our lives, but sometimes showing it is easier said than done. Watch this video to learn 5 ways to show gratitude in your daily life.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jerry Seinfeld's Conversation Hack

Want to learn a great conversation tip from one of the most charismatic (and hilarious) people on this planet? Who wouldn't want to be more like Jerry Seinfeld? Vanessa discovered something amazing while watching Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee that you have GOT to use in your next conversation or to make small talk better! This is a great way to prevent awkward silences.

Friday, November 13, 2020

How To Successfully Search For A New Job Online | Forbes

If you’re looking for a new job and haven’t received a lot of bites from the online applications you’ve sent, you’re not alone.

Waking up to an empty inbox after emailing countless resumes can be frustrating and demoralizing, which can further hinder your job search efforts. And although a weak consolation, it may be helpful to know it’s not your fault. Unfortunately, the odds are against you in an online search. Here are some stats you need to know:

An online job ad receives about 250 resumes on average (with top brands like Google receiving up to 3,000,000 per year). From these 250 applications, about 2% receive interviews according to Workopolis (only 0.2% at Google get hired and usually only with an internal referral). 98% of Fortune 500 companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) according to Jobscan, which often weed out 75% of applications before they reach human eyes, sometimes for irrelevant reasons like the way your resume is formatted.

One study found as many as 50% of jobs are filled internally before even making it to the public eye. Some of these jobs are posted online to fulfill legal requirements, but an external candidate has little chance of landing the role.

Taken together, it’s clear networking has a distinct advantage over online applications. However, networking isn’t a speedy process. Building relationships takes time and if you’re in a dire situation, you may feel this isn’t an option (yet, you already have a network and it may be more robust and helpful than you realize - see here).

So, your best bet may be a combined approach - spend time cultivating your network while also strategically applying to open roles you find posted on the internet. Here’s a step-by-step process to get started:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

How to SHINE at Work as a Remote Employee | How to be a Superstar from Home

5 top tips on how to shine at work while working from home. If you've been asking "how to stand out at work when i'm working at home?", "how do I shine when I'm working remotely?", or "how can I stand out from others when I'm working from home?", then this video is for you!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

How to Ask for a Recommendation Letter: 3 Key Steps for a Getting a Great Letter of Rec

You may have to submit written letters of recommendation when applying to a school, formal program, a job at a new company or even for an internal promotion. Jenn, a certified career coach at Indeed, shares her recommended approach for requesting a recommendation letter.

Her 3 key steps are:

1) Pick the right person based on the role and their ability to speak to your work.

2) Schedule a brief meeting.

3) Follow-up with an email and keep track of their submission.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Are You Doing What You Love?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every industry in the world. As many of us seek to realign ourselves and our businesses, being able to pivot with grace is crucial. 

How do you do that? Ask yourself: What do you value? What do you prioritize? What is the biggest dream you have for your life? These questions and noticing what your answers have in common is a great place to start.