Tag Archives: soft skills

Just how far can my soft skills get me?

When I first started learning about the idea of soft skills being a critical component of whether or not you are hired, I’ll admit that I was quite skeptical. It’s strange to wrap your head around the fact that a job seeker that has better soft skills but less impressive technical skills when compared to

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The One Thing Keeping You From Getting a Job

When you’re feeling down about being unemployed or frustrated with not being able to find your next opportunity, it can be easy to slip into the habit of having a negative outlook. In addition to that, throw in the fact that you’ve been rejected by the last three employers you interviewed for. Perhaps you’re feeling

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Don’t Forget the Evidence!

Preparing for an interview as a job seeker can be quite a daunting and time-consuming process. From researching the company and the position’s qualifications to dry cleaning your suit and figuring out how to get there, you’ve got a lot to do beforehand! With so many tasks, it can be easy to overlook some very

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The Power of Video Exposed

As a job seeker, creating a video resume or completing a video interview may seem like just one more tedious step in the job search process. Although these things do take time, the benefits that you’ll enjoy from utilizing these tools will far outweigh the costs. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, then

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Employers: Are you making the most of your video interviews?

For every video interview question you add, that’s one more video response that you need to review. Yes, this statement is quite obvious, but it’s also easy to forget until you’ve collected a massive amount of video responses and realize that you need to sort through them. So to make the most of the questions

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5 Soft Skills HR Managers Look for in a Video Resume

As video resumes gain popularity, a new trend is emerging among recruiters these days – gauging communication skills in candidates for initial shortlisting. These one minute videos can accurately reveal a lot about a candidate, especially their soft skills and personality, which aren’t always reflected in a written resume. When it comes to hiring, these

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Employers: Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Have you ever concluded an interview with a potential employee and thought, “What a complete and utter waste of time that was!” Well, you’re not alone. Happens to the best of us. In a time when a majority of positions attract hundreds of resumes, and turnover is as costly as ever, wouldn’t you like to

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The Key Soft Skill that Employers Detect from Miles Away

I recently received some strange, blunt, yet very helpful career advice. I was in the process of redesigning a company’s logo and sent an e-mail to my boss with five different drafts. Instead of commenting on the drafts, my boss commented on my work style: “Are you confident in your work?” He explained that by

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INFOGRAPHIC: Landing a Job in the 21st Century

There are some stark contrasts between the job search 10-20 years ago and today’s job search. LinkedIn, one of today’s trendiest job searching social media tools, wasn’t even around back then. Heck, the Internet wasn’t even around back then! Given this change in the professional world, it’s important for job seekers to be aware of

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What it takes to Get Hired

Technical skills and experience are no longer the end-all-be-all in landing a job. Today’s job market requires a look into inter-personal skills and personal qualities, or soft skills, to express a candidate’s merit. Yes, experience and technical skills are still great, and necessary for some positions, but hiring managers are now looking past that to

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