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Best Way to Answer The Most Common Interview Questions

One of the most common interview questions is, “Tell me about yourself.” Open-ended questions like this frequently trip people up. It’s a somewhat vague question, and it’s hard to understand what the interviewer is asking. Don’t find yourself unprepared in an interview. Use this question as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Practice your answers to the questions. Ask yourself the following questions: What is different about my life that qualifies me for this position? Why am I interested in this role? Are my passions & interests aligned with this position? How do my hobbies & community engagement relate to this role? Is there anything about my previous career experience or education that would help me excel in this position? Are the company’s values and vision aligned with my own? Remember that this question can set the mood for the rest of the interview since it’s usually one of the first questions asked. [...]

Best Way to Answer The Most Common Interview Questions2023-10-11T14:24:13-06:00

Finding Careers for Introverts

While introverts and extroverts can be successful in any role, people with introverted personality types might be attracted to some jobs over others. Many introverts might also find that they excel in positions with specific qualities. For example, it can be energizing for people with introverted tendencies to have a job that provides a decent amount of independent work time. What are the good careers for introverts? To assist you in your career search, check out the following tips and some good potential introvert careers. What should introverts be looking for when searching for a career? An introvert isn't always shy, speaks softly, and strives to avoid social interactions. Introverts can possess excellent interpersonal skills and be highly sociable. However, introverts often need time to regain energy after these occurrences, unlike extroverts, who feel energized by working in group settings and leading meetings. While introverts can complete the same tasks as extroverts, they're generally more [...]

Finding Careers for Introverts2023-10-11T14:03:05-06:00

Underqualified? Apply Anyway

Several people fall into the trap of overthinking job descriptions. It can feel overwhelming for job seekers to read an extensive list of job duties. Try to remember that most hiring managers do not create the job description at most major corporations. They are typically written by human resources, who have never worked a day in the actual position. Job descriptions commonly use corporate lingo and can sound intimidating. Think you're underqualified. Apply anyway. Don't avoid a job application based entirely on the description.  Work history, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn will go a long way with any hiring manager. We can help you communicate this through your resume, cover letter, and interview coaching so that you can manage the job's primary responsibilities and learn the rest. Even if you think the company looks like an excellent fit but the job seems a little too complicated, you can still use the interview to get your [...]

Underqualified? Apply Anyway2023-09-01T13:09:54-06:00

5 Things Successful People Never Say

Having a positive attitude is the key to success. Successful people think differently about the workplace, which shows in their words. Here are 5 Things Successful People Never Say. Successful people never say, "It's impossible." Something you will never hear successful people say is, "It's impossible". They understand that the answer to any problem is not always inherent, but there's always a way to find a resolution. "I don't care." Another phrase you will never hear is, "I don't care." Successful people are passionate about what they do. Having passion and drive is what sets achievers apart.  "I can't do that." Successful people never say, "I can't do that." They are natural problem solvers and will take whatever is needed to learn and achieve the desired outcome.  "This is not my fault." Never will you hear successful people say, "This is not my fault." They always take ownership of mistakes and never point out where [...]

5 Things Successful People Never Say2023-09-01T12:50:34-06:00

Is it Okay to Say No at Work?

Is it Okay to Say No at Work? Many people hesitate to say no at work and feel that management wants a yes person. But, often, saying no will earn you respect and benefit your organization. However, saying yes can indeed cement your reputation and provide more responsibilities. Being able to say no, in the right way can help protect you from burnout and feeling overloaded.  Here are three situations when it is okay to say no: The task falls outside your actual responsibilities. You should be mindful of your job expectations and be willing to turn down a task that does not fit your goals. It may distract you from performing your job.  You are not qualified or the best person to complete the task. Typically this comes up when a coworker asks for your help. In some instances, another person in the office would be better suited for the task. You routinely respond [...]

Is it Okay to Say No at Work?2023-10-11T13:39:01-06:00

Is Volunteer Work Important On A Resume?

You may be wondering if it's acceptable to put volunteer work on your resume when you're applying for jobs. It absolutely is! Including your Volunteer experience can be a great way to show your passion, skills, and community involvement. It can also help provide additional support for a resume that lacks valuable work experience. Volunteering is not only great for your community but also for your career. The skills you can acquire, the people you can meet, and the experience you can build up through a volunteering position can be invaluable in enhancing your resume and making your qualifications stand out to potential new employers. Put your Volunteer Work on LinkedIn Volunteering is so vital that LinkedIn, the number one career networking site, recently added a "Volunteer Experience & Causes" field on users' profiles. In a survey conducted by LinkedIn, they found that almost half of hiring professionals evaluating potential candidates for jobs consider volunteer [...]

Is Volunteer Work Important On A Resume?2023-08-01T07:31:06-06:00

5 Habits To Be Successful

Success is in the eye of the beholder. Success is a personal definition. There is a list of successful habits that all thriving people follow. Success is not a destination; it is a journey. Each successful habit can help along the journey to success.  Successful Habit #1 Be deliberate Start every day with an intention and a purpose. Set meaningful goals to help you get to your desired outcome. If you find that something isn't aligning with your purpose, move away from it, and be deliberate in your daily actions to move closer to your goals. Successful Habit #2 Learn from mistakes All successful people have experienced failure and made mistakes. A productive way to grow from this is by objectively looking back on your failures and gaining wisdom from them. Think about what you would do differently next time and how you can avoid future pitfalls. #3 Develop a strategic routine There are 24 [...]

5 Habits To Be Successful2024-02-06T09:15:11-06:00

Resurrect Your Resume

As professional resume writers, we're lucky to stay busy during many trying times, but this is not the case for millions.  When economic climates indicate that more and more people may be filing for unemployment, many wonder how they can stand out among a sea of job applicants. It's time to resurrect your resume.  The Future of Resumes We all know that a resume has just 7 seconds to grab the employer's attention. But in today's chaotic world, that could be even less due to shorter attention spans. One trend we're seeing is employers asking applicants to submit video resumes. HR professionals are still not interviewing people in person initially, but they still want to get a feel for someone's character and mannerisms to see if they would be a good fit for their team. A video can work as a personal cover letter to show an employer why you are a good fit. Be [...]

Resurrect Your Resume2024-02-06T08:50:10-06:00

How To Reduce Stress at Work

Workplace stress has become something we all deal with daily. Some people handle better than others, but others don't. This chronic stress can fill our lives despite our best efforts to keep it confined to our workspace. So, how do we reduce stress at work? Change your mindset We all spend way too much time doing things that trigger stress than we do on something that relaxes us. Too much stress can expedite aging, weaken our immune systems, and leave us tired and depressed. The key is to recognize the signs and respond with healthier habits. An excellent way to start this is by asking yourself, what can I control? Reduce Stress at work and Learn to say "No." This is not an easy thing to do. It's human to want to help and to take on more than we should, but learning to say no once in a while can relieve the stress you [...]

How To Reduce Stress at Work2024-02-06T09:21:14-06:00

How To Address The Most Asked Question During An Interview: Are You a Team Player?

Interviewing? Get ready for this question- Are you a Team Player? In almost every interview, you are asked, “Are you a team player?” The obvious answer is “yes,” to this question; however, interviewers will ask to order to determine if you are able to support a team and work well with others. Think about this question and prepare yourself to have an example of when you demonstrated this behavior. Questions to consider before your interview: Are you helpful? Do you enjoy collaborating with others and discussing new ideas with your co-workers? Are you able to effectively communicate with people with different personalities or even complex personalities? Do you know how to reconcile conflicts and motivate people? Are you cautious in your communication method? After answering these five questions, you will clearly understand how best to address the question "Are you a team player" in your next interview.   Today, with a hybrid work environment, meaning work [...]

How To Address The Most Asked Question During An Interview: Are You a Team Player?2023-05-08T10:58:33-06:00
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