Archive for 2017
Happy Friday Career Talk!
If you’re looking for some conversation fodder for tonight’s dinner date, take a look at these alternately nebulous and exacting questions culled from real-life job interviews across several industries. While it makes sense for a Data Scientist to test your ability to estimate numbers on sight, I would personally find it more intimidating (but interesting) to answer a Brand Manager’s query as to what brand best represents me as a person. Deep stuff, no?
As recruiters, we spend a lot of time on LinkedIn. The platform makes it easy to find potential candidates by searching for people with specific skill sets within a designated area, and it’s a tool on which we rely for providing the most up-to-date info on candidate’s current jobs and locations. While LinkedIn’s profile creator coaches new users on how to fill in each section of their profile, it can be helpful to know how to optimize your profile so you can get found and get connected with those who will boost your career. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite tips on curating a LinkedIn profile that will best serve you throughout your career.
Happy Friday, Career Talk!
Our CEO, Jill Herrin, recently shared an article on twitter that is pretty informative.
This student has offers her 7 tips for nailing interviews. Jessica is a Computer Science major at Harvard, and was offered internships across a wide breadth of industries, from finance to IT to trading.
What I find most interesting about her interview prep strategy is just that–the strategy of it. It does’t matter who the interview is with or what position it’s for–there are ways to successfully prepare and interview for any job.
9 Questions Recruiters Ask
So, now that your fabulous new resume is out there, people are starting to notice. You should of course use it to apply to those jobs which are posted on company websites, but you should also post it on sites like CareerBuilder, Indeed, etc. These popular job sites not only function as a one-stop shop for applying to multiple positions with different companies, but they also serve as an ever-updating pool of active candidates for recruiters.