The last impression is as important as the first one. So, don’t miss your chance to ask closing questions at the end of the interview. If you ask me why it is important, please check these reasons that personally motivate me to ask questions when I am interviewed:
You recently landed in Canada. Congratulations! I can imagine how excited you must be about your future here. One of the important questions that many immigrants come across is how to get their first job. As one immigrant to another immigrant, my piece of advice is to keep your mind open to opportunities. Before looking for a job, find your own unique path. It can be overwhelming at times so achieving clarity is important for your success.
Usually, any immigrant will have two options:
1. To keep doing what they have been doing all their life
2. To start a…
Consider your resume as your business card that you share with potential employers. Nobody wants to hand in some sloppy business cards when there is a chance to introduce ourselves. Believe me that it is always obvious when a resume was prepared in a rush and when it was well thought through. So let’s talk about simple rules on how to avoid obvious mistakes and make your resume more effective. Because we want our resume to help you get an interview.
1. Do not exceed two pages unless you are applying for executive-level jobs or Nobel laureate.
2. Do not…
Do you want to know how to reply to this “simple” and important interview question? Let’s get started!
Today, I would like to share with you how I would answer a very “simple” interview question that is asked in almost 99.9% of cases. The question I am talking about is “Why did you apply for this role?”. It sounds like a simple question, but it is not.
Keep in mind that this question may be paraphrased and sound as follows:
Why are you interested in this position?
Why do you want this job?
What interests you about this job?
I believe the interview is the place and time to show your thorough preparation and some of the soft skills that are required in any job. For instance:
Note, actions speak louder than words (in your resume). …
Finding a job is not an easy process. Trying to find a job as an immigrant even harder. Personally, I can easily relate to both statements since I have been there myself. The primary focus of today’s article is to share how a positive/right mindset is important during the job search.
I assume you have already heard many times that both tailoring your resume and cover letter are important. I agree with it, but what I found even more important is having a positive mindset. Let’s check an example below:
Well-known fact: Networking is one of the most effective ways…
Sense of relief… this is how I feel after interviews. Sometimes, I feel I could have done better. Other times, I feel that I did my best. Importantly, while all these emotions and thoughts rush into your mind, keep it cool. Here are some tips to make the most out of your post-interview stage.
1. Don’t forget to send a “thank you” note to the interview panel. If you do not remember their names or do not have their emails, you can kindly ask an HR person who sent you the interview invitation. …
From my personal experience
Interviews can be intimidating. However, there are ways to make it less stressful. Today, I would like to share some tips with you that were helpful in my own job search as an international job seeker.
General tip (a very important one): start preparation as soon as you were notified about your interview.
Review the job posting more than once. I personally try to remember what main qualifications are needed for the job and what are the main responsibilities that I will be performing. The purpose of the thorough revision of the job posting is to…
It Is Not About The Destination, It Is About The Journey
Have you ever realized when you are fully focused on your goal and eventually achieve it, you almost every time first feel excitement and butterflies in your stomach? Interestingly, after a little while, your excitement fades away and you think “That is it?”. “What is next?”. This is a usual roller coaster of my feelings when I reach my goals.
It is late Tuesday and I am busy typing my speech while listening to the chill music. My husband curiously asked: “What are you doing?”. I replied that I…