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Job Search Tip of the Week #8 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q2


Next time you’re in the bookstore, stop at the autobiography section. Doesn’t each title seem to perfectly capture the personality of its author?

That’s why “If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title be?” is a favorite question of interviewers (in fact, it was even asked during the 2018 Miss America competition). It’s designed to figure out who you are as an individual, and whether or not you’d be a good cultural fit.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #7 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Q1


“If you had a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea, what would it be?”

As an IT/technology professional, you’ve probably been asked that question (or something similar) before. And at some point in your professional career, you’ve undoubtedly been left wondering, “Why did they ask me that? What should I say?!” Not to worry, you’re not alone: The hypothetical situation of receiving a financial windfall is one of the 19 most commonly asked interview questions.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #6 (2018)

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How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview

Think Like an Interviewer – Concept and Logic Behind Typical Interview Questions [INFOGRAPHIC]




At some point in your professional career, you’ve undoubtedly left an interview thinking, “Why did they ask me that?!” Well, wonder no longer.

Knowing why interviewers ask certain questions and how some responses elicit better impressions of you than others gives you a leg up on your job search. Start getting better equipped for your next interview by checking out the infographic below, which reveals the meaning behind 19 of the most common interview questions:

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Job Search Tip of the Week #5 (2018)

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How Introverts Can Shine in a Job Search



Next Monday kicks off International Networking Week, an initiative of global professional networking organization Business Network International (BNI) which celebrates the key role networking plays in the development and success of businesses by hosting networking events across the world. But when you’re an introvert, attending job fairs or networking events and meeting new people may be nerve-wracking experiences.

Introverts often shy away from touting their positive qualities – but a successful job search often requires some self-promotion. The good news: Quieter types can find ways to stand out. Don’t let your naturally quiet nature keep you from reaping the career benefits of networking! Check out the following tips, and soon you’ll be mixing and mingling like a pro.



    At the office holiday party, are you the person in front of the crowd, telling jokes, doing the rounds from table to table — a classic extrovert? Or are you an introvert who’s content to either be a wallflower or join a small group and get involved in a thoughtful discussion?

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #4 (2018)

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    How to Maximize Your Job Search ROI

    Improve Your Job Search Strategy to Get More Interviews & Job Offers

    ROI: Cost vs. Value


    Last week, we mentioned some decisions you face on a daily basis as a job seeker:

    Return on investment (ROI) is a performance measure that evaluates an investment’s efficiency. In regards to your job search, you should be getting a return that far outweighs the cost. It’s important that you accept personal responsibility for your job search results, and consistently evaluate the choices you make to ensure that you are effectively using your time, money, and effort. If you’re interested in maximizing your job search ROI, keep reading for the answers to the aforementioned job search strategy questions. Alternatively, if you’re interested in the answer to a particular question, click on the question above in the bulleted list to jump to its answer in the post!

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #3 (2018)

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    How to Make Wiser Decisions

    Deciding With More Confidence & Speed


    Get your head out of the clouds and make a decision!


    You face a myriad of decisions during your job search: What content should you include in your résumé, and how should you format it? How much time should you dedicate each day to your job search efforts? How much time should you allocate to each job search method? Should you work with a recruiter? How many résumés should you send out each day? Who should you follow up with today, and when? How do you choose between multiple job offers?

    Sometimes the hiring process moves quickly, which means you may have to make some of the aforementioned decisions speedily and with confidence. Here are four tips on how to reach wiser conclusions faster, adapted and modified from Lauren F. Friedman’s “Pick One Already!” in Psychology Today:

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #2 (2018)

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    Excited to follow last week’s 5-step action plan for dashing through your winter IT job search, but don’t know where to start? CareerJuice is here to help!

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #1 (2018)

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    Winter is Coming

    Dashing Through the Winter Job Search [INFOGRPAHIC]



    Just because the weather’s turning cold doesn’t mean your job search should too!

    In fact, today marks the beginning of one of the best times of the year to job hunt. So although it might be tempting to put your job search on pause as the holiday season approaches, right now is the best time to keep your momentum going so you can keep your employment prospects warm and land that dream job in the New Year.

    Dash through your winter job search and nab the career you’ve been waiting for with the following five tips from job hunting and career management solutions provider CareerShift, and check back next week for our more detailed how-to:

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #52 (2017)

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    Keep Your Job Search from Going Cold this Holiday Season

    Should I Follow Up? [INFOGRAPHIC]



    ‘Tis the Season to be busy!

    This time of year can be discouraging for job seekers, with hiring managers seemingly too preoccupied with their year-end responsibilities to make filling a vacant position a priority.

    However, you really should keep job hunting during the holidays. Candidates who continue to express interest in positions they’ve applied to are seen as focused and goal-oriented.

    That being said, you don’t want to send relentless, numerous messages that are all variations of “This is [Name]. I’m writing to you check on the status of my application.” This will only annoy the hiring manager and likely cause him or her to view you as desperate and pushy, hurting your candidacy. And you don’t want to follow up only a little or not at all, because it makes you seem uninterested in the job. So how do you follow up without becoming annoying or forgotten?

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    Job Search Tip of the Week #51 (2017)

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    “We have tons of qualified candidates for a key open position, but I’m looking for more than qualifications,” wrote Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried in an article for Inc. magazine. “When I see it in someone, the person shoots to the top of the candidate list. And when I don’t see it, off the list the person goes.”

    What is “it,” you ask? Effort.

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