Interviewing sucks. The interviewers and screening methods aren't always objective. You have less than one hour to impress a stranger while being judged by them. There is only so much you can do as a candidate during the interview process. Good news is that if you got a call scheduled, you've passed the first test. You've… Continue reading Interview Hack: Don’t Be Insecure
When you start your job search after graduating from college or coding bootcamp or even graduate school, first thing first- manage your emotions and expectations. Don't be a jerk because everyone remembers when someone was a jerk to him/her. Looking for a job is a job in itself; it takes time, efforts and dedication. It… Continue reading First Job After School? (Insert Emoji)!
As a recruiter, I've read thousands of resumes, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and witnessed a few common job search mistakes. What could possibly be better to ring in the new year than singing along with me and learn how to increase your chance in upgrading your career in 2017? ♥ Call Me Maybe ♥ Hey, I just read… Continue reading Sing Your Way To A New Job
Nobody probably told you this before- one of the biggest pet peeves HR and recruiters have is candidate showing up too early for his/her time. We really hate it when you show up too early. How early should you show up for your interview? While interviewers expect you to be on time, we don't want… Continue reading Try Knitting While You Wait
In a world of talent shortage, passive candidates and LinkedIn inMails with low response rate, it is obvious that we are in a candidate-drive market. However, many employers are slow to adapt to the trend. For example, many HR & recruiting professionals don't track any meaningful data beyond the old-school recruiting metrics such as time to… Continue reading Infographic: Ace Your Candidate Experience With Interactive Recruiting
If you're one of the general users (not in recruiting or sales) who only spend five minutes per week on LinkedIn, you probably get frustrated or lost on the site one of these days. You're not alone. As a recruiter, I see a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to using LinkedIn. Since… Continue reading Idiot’s Guide To LinkedIn
It is unfair that employers judge your knowledge, skills and ability on a piece of paper. On the other hand, it is scary for employers to hire someone based on the information on a piece of paper. Would you pay $100,000 for a piece of paper? No. So if you're shooting for an annual salary of $100,000,… Continue reading What You Didn’t Know About Your Resume
LinkedIn is one of those things that you either want to do it right or not at all. The benefits of having an All-Star LinkedIn profile: You can be easily contacted by your network (and beyond) for any of the following: career opportunities job inquiries expertise requests reference requests getting back in touch consulting offers business… Continue reading To LinkedIn or Not?
Most employers still expect you to submit your resume even though they are accepting online profiles as official applications. So what exactly do employers look for in a resume? The Holy Trinity. These are the three key elements to demonstrate your qualifications for the position on a piece of paper. Sounds daunting but it's not… Continue reading The Holy Trinity of Resume Writing