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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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! […]