Is your Digital Interview Response Cognitive-ready?

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What you need to know when responding to digital interviews that will help you optimize your response for the reviewer. When responding to a digital interview the system may be using some kind of analytic assessment that looks at the content or data from your response.  This can analyze not only the video response but all other submitted data including a resume, application data and any other documents provided including a cover letter.     The key elements a cognitive assessment will consider are: Natural language classification Concepts Personality Tone and cadence of delivery Visual and expression analysis (if this is used) A cognitive assessment will take all of what you say and how you say it into consideration.  It’s […]

How badly do you want this job?

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How to answer tough questions elegantly: “Are you interviewing anywhere else?”   So you are in the thick of your job search, you have applied to many positions and you finally hear back and are invited to a couple of first interviews. Everything is going well but then the employer asks their last question: “Are you interviewing anywhere else?” Don’t let this question catch you off guard. Be prepared for it and don’t be shy to share that you are currently interviewing with another company. It shows that you are a sought after and in-demand candidate and often it will give the recruiter a reason to move things along with more urgency. If you don’t necessarily have another interview lined […]

How to Exude Your Brand During a Video Interview

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Let’s face it, you’re going to have at least one video interview with your future employer. And, it could be the interview that determines whether you make it to short list of candidates; so it’s important that you ace the interview. But just doing a great job is not enough. Remember, there are numerous candidates vying for every open position. If your answers to the interview questions are similar to those of your peers, you’re a commodity – interchangeable with anyone else who can do that job. To truly wow the interviewer and be memorable, you need to stand out from all the other candidates. That means you need to brand your video interview. To do that, get clear about […]

4 Essential Tips for job-hunting for new grads

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4 Things that I had to learn the hard way so you don’t have to. 1. Don’t pigeon hole yourself I have a degree in film, media and theatre production. When I first got out of school I was solely applying to work on film sets, in production companies, or in theatres. I didn’t occur to me that my skill sets could be applied to other industries and in nonconventional ways! It’s important to remember that you are a unique person with unique experiences, talents, and skills to bring to the workplace, and there are more jobs out there than just the one you may have been traditionally trained. Skills are transferable, and know how they can be transferred as […]

Answering tough questions

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“So, tell me about yourself” This question starts off 99% of the interviews out there, it’s your first opportunity to make a great first impression, and yet almost no one practices it beforehand. Possibly because no one told you how to answer it properly, and possibly because it’s a hugely open ended question about the #1 thing you might be most uncomfortable talking about…you! So most people wing it…and it’s disastrous. Why is it so important to get it right? If you get it right, you immediately grab the interviewers attention and you establish a confident, prepared tone. If you get it wrong, the interview is off to rough start within the first 60 seconds, the interviewer may disengage, and […]

20 Fastest growing online job skills

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Do you have some of these skills? Natural Language Processing Swift Tableau Amazon Marketplace Web Services Stripe Instagram Marketing MySQL programming … Some might surprise you but these are the fastest growing skills in the market today. They’re in demand so they are the kinds of things you want to be thinking about highlighting in your digital application.  And, even if none of these apply to you, make sure the skills you do talk about are up to date and relevant. Check out the full list of top 20 skills courtesy of Recruitingtimes.org

The video interview mindset

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Being ready for the video interview When you see “you have been invited to a video interview” or “submit your video application here” for the first time, this is not something to be hesitant about. In fact, quite the opposite. It’s your opportunity to tell your story and share more about who you are beyond the resume. Here are some tips on what to look for in the digital interviewing process: 1. Do you have the opportunity to connect directly with the recruiter or ask a question if you have a problem? 2. Do you have a chance to re-record your response before submitting or is it a one-shot response? 3. Do you have the opportunity to provide feedback as part […]

Will you pass the Employer’s Social Media Screen?

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5 key tips, to make sure your social media profiles is employer approved! So, let’s talk about social media screening. Did you know that it’s the new normal for employers to check out your social media sites? Yes, that’s right! Even Facebook! It’s a unique beast to conquer for anyone who is looking for employment, and how you handle it has no single right answer because it varies for each individual. If you were under the impression that wasn’t happening, don’t fool yourself. You have a digital thumbprint and you need to make sure it’s professional. Yes, employers will screen you on social media before contacting you about an interview. They may even ask for your social media profiles as part of […]

Soft skills vs. Hard skills in your digital job search

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Use your soft skills to get noticed in a digital job application. Did you know that resumes, digital applications and video interviews are scored for hard skills and soft skills?  Understanding the difference between your hard skills and your soft skills can make all the difference in mastering your digital job applications and interviews. This vlog will be teaching you how to optimize your application for cognitive analytic systems so your resume gets past the digital gatekeepers, and get it seen by a human!

Why blog about the digital interviewing landscape?

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The new digital job market Has searching for your dream job been feeling more difficult everyday? As anyone searching for work right now can tell you, the job market is not what it used to be. While on one hand the power is in the hands of the qualified candidate, there is also a lot of competition out there and the job search and “getting noticed” process has changed, and so has interviewing. There are lots of new things to learn.As a recent grad myself, I know exactly how difficult the job market can be. It took me two months just to find something part time to pay my rent, and another six to begin my career in my field! […]