Ready to up the job search game? Gain intel that will help you become a smarter job seeker.
There are many moving parts to job search (and managing your career). To help you gain the competitive advantage and land your next job sooner, I’ve rounded up this week’s most popular articles on interviewing, networking and using Twitter.
3 Of The Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them
by Lydia Dishman | Fast Company
You can’t prepare for every interview question, but you should understand the logic behind certain questions. Here are three types of questions you can anticipate and prepare for.
- If a coworker had an annoying habit, and it hindered your quality of work, how would you resolve it?
- Write an equation to optimize the marketing spend between Facebook and Twitter campaigns.
- How do you explain a vending machine to someone who hasn’t seen or used one before?
10 Twitter SEO Tips to Attract Recruiters
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
If you use Twitter (or plan to use it), you will want to give some thought to the keywords you use. FYI, your name is a keyword! Use these SEO tips to help ensure recruiters find you on Twitter!
Ouch, 50% Of New Hires Fail! 6 Ugly Numbers Revealing Recruiting’s Dirty Little Secret
by Dr. John Sullivan | ERE Media
In order to successfully land a job, you either get lucky or you have a great strategy. Understanding the recruiting process will help you build a smarter strategy. Consider these 6 stats:
Top 10 Secrets to Turn Networking Pain to Career Gain
by Wendy Terwelp | Rock Your Career®
Networking is THE best way to land your next job. Data proves the point as Terwelp states:
Here are the facts: more than 70% of people land new jobs through networking. And, according to CareerXroads Source of Hire Study, 41% land through internal promotions or movement.
How to Make a Good First Impression: 11 Tips to Try
by Jacqueline Zenn | HubSpot
As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression!” Review these 11 tips and take note of a tool mentioned to do some background intelligence gathering before you meet someone!
Thanks for reading. And I hope you walk away with some fresh, fun new ideas to take you to the next level in your job search or career.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.