It’s Okay to be Different

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When looking for a job, we often think about how well we will fit into the culture or the work environment. During the interview, the employer is trying to identify if you are a suitable fit for the culture they already established. Unfortunately, if you don’t fit, you may not be hired. Let me give you a different perspective. Many employers are looking to become more diverse in their hiring practices, so with that idea, being different isn’t always a bad idea.

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Choosing Between Two Star-Qualified Candidates

JessicaThinking from an employer’s perspective, how can you choose between two star-qualified applicants? There are so many things to consider when selecting the most qualified person to work for your company. With so many people applying for unemployment (UI), one of the requirements to continue receiving benefits is to apply for jobs. As an employer, you can imagine there may be countless applications submitted online. Who is job-ready and qualified for the position? Who is simply trying to meet their job search requirements? In 2o2o, the work search requirement was waived due to the pandemic, but most UI claimants still needed to look for work. Continue reading “Choosing Between Two Star-Qualified Candidates”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions

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The following two questions are critical in the interviewing process because they establish a lasting impression of you. When you hear the following two questions, this is the home stretch! But it is not over just yet – these questions are critical to your interview because they establish a lasting impression of you, and they are also arguably the most overlooked! Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions

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Interviewing: arguably the most impending fear of any job seeker. Whether looking to enter the workforce or in search of a new career opportunity, an interview is almost certain to happen. Yet two things remain true for job seekers: 1. Most don’t prepare effectively for an interview and 2. Most don’t prepare because they are unsure how to approach the “difficult questions” of interviewing – which all affects confidence. Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of Difficult Interview Questions”