Creating a Marketable LinkedIn Profile for Beginners

LinkedIn is known to be one of the most accessible and effective ways to professionally network. In fact, research has shown that 87% of all recruiters use this site to find employees. However, creating a LinkedIn profile is often more time consuming and confusing than a standard social media platform as its function is for business rather than recreation. Thankfully, this task of creating an eye-catching profile can be made easier by simply remembering a few rules. Here is how you can create a...
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How to do Well in a Panel Interview

Panel interviews can be particularly intimidating to some interviewees as they are required to impress more than one interviewer, which makes preparation for panel interview slightly different. Thus, we have broken down everything you need to know about preparing for a panel interview below.   What is a panel interview? A panel interview is defined as a recruiting process similar to a traditional one on one interview. However, this time, it involves an applicant being assessed by mul...
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How to Work Productively from Home

With a growing number of people working from home now, it is essential to know how to familiarise yourself with this new environment and how to work productively. Introduction: If you have never worked from home before, then the new environment may initially be distracting and uncomfortable. Everyone has different work, working style and work space, and these factors play into how well you can work productively from home. Understanding how you naturally work will help you see what needs to ...
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How to Prepare for a Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming increasingly popular in recruitment processes due to their convenience. For the most part, you are partaking in a traditional interview, just at the comfort of your own home. However, it is still essential for you to know what you should or should not do in a video interview to ensure the greatest chance of success. Below are five tips on how you can ace your next video interview. Ensure that all of the technicalities are in check The importance of ensuring ...
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How to do Well in Informal Interviews

Informal interviews are becoming increasingly common as they tend to create a more relaxed atmosphere, which thereby encourages interviewees to open up more naturally. However, while the structure and atmosphere of an informal interview is more relaxed than their traditional counterpart, there are still some tips that you can follow so that you can better adapt your usual tactics to ace the interview.  What classifies as a formal and an informal interview? An informal interview can be se...
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How to Follow Up on Job Applications

Many people know the feeling of applying for a job, spending hours perfecting their applications and hoping for the best, only to not hear anything back for the next week. Thankfully, not hearing back immediately does not mean that you are automatically disqualified. You can still follow up on your first application to remind the company of your application and reinforce your interest. However, there are certain tips that will help you boost your chances of being noticed again and certain ways ...
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How to Write A Professional Email

With many forms of communication in the workplace, emails are often overlooked as an important medium of communication. However, writing an effective email is still an important skill to learn because a large portion of communication in the current workforce comes from emails. So if you are wondering how to write emails well, then keep on reading. Write a good subject line Subject lines are the first thing receivers see when they get your email, so try to make the subject line meaningful ...
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How to Personalize your CV to the Job Listing

Once you have created a winning cover letter, you will then need to customize it to your job applications. While it may seem bothersome and tedious to customize your cover letter to each job that you apply for, it is worth the extra effort because most employees think that cover letters are a valuable part of candidate evaluation. However, if you are still unsure how to customize a standard cover letter, then read on. Change the administrative details A quick and effective way to showca...
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The Structure of a Great CV

Some companies consider a CV a compulsory part of any job application. Other companies consider it as “optional”. However, regardless of whether the job advertisement state that it is “optional” or not, make sure that you give a CV to increase your chances of making it into the next stage. However, if you are unsure on how to write a winning CV, then here is the basics that you need to keep in mind. What is the purpose of a CV? To understand how to write a good CV, it is important to und...
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How to Write a Great Job Advertisement

Job advertisements are designed to bring in the most ideal candidates to your company, which is why writing a great job listing is so curial. Otherwise, if you write a sloppy or inaccurate job advertisement, the people who will apply for your company’s position will not fit within your ideals. Below is a great and comprehensive structure that you should employ when writing up your next job listing. The basic structure of a job ad Most job advertisement follow a basic structure that is me...
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