Strength and Weakness Question

Just like every jobseeker, we always dealt with difficult questions during a job interview. Even an interview alone is intimidating, sometimes when we get unusual questions like “What is your Strength and Weakness?”, it would freak out most people. Some questions are naturally easy to answer but a question like this would take us a few minutes to reflect and think of what we were doing for your whole life! But we don’t want the interviewee to wait and stare at us while we sit there and think of...
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What is an “A Player”?

Have you ever been in the team who have higher expectations for their goals and constantly working toward them? That is when you know that you are in a team of A-players. They are the ideal form of employees for the top companies and have excellent qualities that we all are working for.  Here are 5 characteristics of A player. Personal ownership  A player like to be held accountable for his or her work and thinks of ways to improve. Taking ownership means being responsible fo...
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How to maintain Good Relationships at Work

Workplace used to be a cycle of working for eight hours and go home to loved ones. But now, there are changes in our expectations of workplaces and we want a more meaningful environment. People who we work with is the most important part of creating meaningful workspace. Building strong relationships with co-workers is a great investment for a better working experience and career growth. Here are 7 ways to maintain good relationships with co-workers.  Have an effective communication ...
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Surviving your first day in a new job

Your first day in a new job will always be a memorable one, for hopefully the right reasons. Ofcourse starting a new job is going to come with some stress and nerves but making a positive impression is still possible regardless of this. Walking into your new job, your mind goes into overdrive; how can I stop my hands from shaking, where will I be sitting, what will today involve, should I have brought lunch and so on. Confidence is key Confidence resonates from the inside out, so when ...
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Sourcing Candidates: Ask Your Team For Help

Growth is everyone’s business. And often times, people are excited about working with andhelping to find their new colleague. So just ask your teammates to help you with the common goal of building an awesome crew. This can be be achieved by: • Sharing word-of-mouth information about the open position so your team can pass it on and/or look for candidates from their own networks • Creating personal and rich job posts that capture people’s attention and what yourteammates would love to sha...
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Social Media: Attracting Strong Candidates

Are you ready for a brutal piece of truth? Many qualified candidates most likely don’t knowthat your company exist—let alone that you’re hiring. There are so many companies out there who are all competing for the exact same talent asyou, and unfortunately, it’s the big ones with the major reputations and the instant namerecognition that will continue to beat you in regards to hiring—unless you do something about it. If you want to create awareness about your employer brand, you need to go...
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Job Ad: Mention The Salary

The truth is – everyone has bills to pay. Even if your company is a superb place to work with great culture and a ton of perks, salary matters. It does not have the same priority for everyone, but salary is one of the focal points of a good job ad. The number one reason for listing a salary (or at least a range) is attracting more people. Job ads with a listed salary attract up to 30% more applicants. What’s more, those that do apply know exactly what to hope for. This way, you eli...
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Job Descriptions: Concise And Accurate

Within the job description, one should be concisely informed about what it would actually be like for them to work at the company. Make sure that the job description does not turn out to be some sort of list of ideal traits and that no other candidate would have. The job description must not make the company look out of touch in any way – candidates would like to know that they could have a chance of working for the company and will move onto the next advert if they don’t think they can make...
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Job Application: Make it Easy, Not Tough

The application process should not be a test of endurance or aptitude, it should be made as easy as possible to apply. Don’t forget that there are a lot of job applications out there, and the candidate is likely going through tons of applications at a time. If they find an application to be too difficult, they’ll give up out of frustration. Each application also requires a cover letter and tailoring of one’s CV, so this is already time-consuming enough – don’t make it even more so, or otherw...
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Job Advertisement: To Hire, Not To Look Cool

Over the past years a lot of companies are making the mistake of trying to oversell their cool brand image rather than focusing on work in their job adverts. Remember, the intent of a job advert is to attract potential candidates Using language that is too trendy or cool can make candidates think that the company has unrealistic expectations, and seem unprofessional. For example, “looking for an absolute rock star in the office” The problem with writing in a ‘too’ friendly and colloquial ...
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