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The Dreaded Interview Question: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

It’s a common exercise to prepare for a job interview by practicing interview questions with a friend or in front of the mirror. A well-worded and delivered answer can impress the hiring manager and increase your chances of getting the position. One of the most difficult questions to prepare for is “What is your greatest weakness?” Your answer reveals a lot about your character. You don’t want to be dishonest and pretend you don't have any weaknesses. You don’t want to disqualify yourself by talking about a weakness in an area that is crucial to the job.

Tips On Preparing for Job Interviews

You’ve applied for a position, been contacted and set up a time for an interview. You feel excited! You may think the hard work is behind you. The truth is that there are more steps that you can take to increase your chances of getting the position. You need to convince the hiring manager that you’re the best candidate. Interview preparation will help you do that. The following are some tips for getting ready for a job interview. 

 

How to Recruit Leaders

Leaders are critically important for the growth of any business. However, the process of recruiting a new leader can be arduous, time-consuming, costly and stressful. True leaders aren’t always easy to identify. On top of this, top performers are usually bombarded with lucrative offers from competing companies. There are techniques that hiring managers can utilize to heighten the odds of a successful outcome.

Common Interview Mistakes

You made it past the resume selection process and got an appointment for an interview. This meeting will be your chance to make a first impression on what might be your future employer. You’ll want to appear confident and elaborate on your skills, experience and qualifications. It’s also important to avoid blunders that can decrease your chances of getting hired. The following are the most common mistakes made by candidates when being interviewed.

 

Job Search Tips

Finding a new job can be challenging and frustrating. The right credentials are not enough to ensure a successful job search. On top of this, there is an enormous amount of job hunting advice available, much of it contradictory! The following are some sound job search tips to help you finetune your strategy and find a job that is right for you. 

 

Why Use a Staffing Agency?

The staffing and recruiting industry represents many sectors; information technology, engineering, administrative support, sales & business development, finance & accounting, human resources, professional/managerial services as well as healthcare and industrial services. Staffing agencies are engaged in permanent placement, temporary placement, executive search and co-employment staffing services. Some agencies also do training and upgrading as well as payroll and benefits administration.

What a Good Resume Should Look Like

Don’t underestimate the value of the design and content of your CV. A good resume catches the attention of recruiters and helps determine whether you’re a fit for their company. An exceptional resume can be the path to a new position. What should a resume look like? The following is advice for creating a resume that will wow recruiters and help land you a job.

 

  • Keep the design simple: In most circumstances, a clean, simple layout is best. 

Recruitment Strategies to Source Top Candidates

 

Effective recruitment is a priority for companies in their quest to stay ahead of the competition. Finding the perfect candidate for a position requires a sourcing strategy that is proactive and maintains a healthy pipeline of prospective employees. Rather than waiting for applicants to come to them, companies must direct their efforts toward strategically sourcing the best talent, continuously identifying the best candidates for future positions.

How to Conduct Virtual Job Interviews

The coronavirus has brought many changes. We’ve been forced to prioritize health and safety over all else. Companies are quickly adopting new technologies and adjusting traditional ways of doing things. This has resulted in many businesses moving from in-person interviews to virtual ones. Fortunately, many of the approaches and considerations that are used in in-person candidate interviews serve well when conducting virtual interviews.

 

Tips for Working from Home with Children

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are working from home without access to camps, babysitters, playdates and/or help from grandparents. They must complete required work tasks with their children in close proximity; juggle conference calls, deadlines, kid’s needs and housework. This can have a huge effect on productivity! Don’t panic! The following are some tips to help those working at home with their children present.

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