The Job Seeker’s Social Media Survival Kit

For better or worse, social media is part of the hiring process. According to a 2020 survey, 45 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals on Ivy Exec said they “always” check candidates’ social media profiles. With another 30 …

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How to Answer “Why Should We Hire You Over Another Candidate?” Interview Question

A question about why you should be hired over another candidate strikes fear into many interviewees. For one, the question forces you to summarize what you thought you had the whole interview to prove. What’s more, how are you supposed …

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What to do with a degree in Criminal Justice: Interview with the FBI

 

If you’re studying or thinking about studying Criminal Justice, we are excited to have some great career advice for you, via FBI’s Recruitment and Selection Unit. They answered our questions about what is available for Criminal Justice students, and …

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4 Great Tips for an Effective Cover Letter

When you’re locked into a serious job search it’s incredibly important to stand out from the multitude of other applicants, as things can get pretty competitive and hiring managers won’t waste their time on dull and repetitive applications. One way …

By Rob Porter - Firsthand
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5 Hard Skills Your Resume Needs in 2023

Hard skills are tangible industry-specific abilities often gained through training and education—think foreign languages, programming languages, bookkeeping, and data analysis. Since recruiters spend, on average, only six to eight seconds skimming your application, you need to ensure that you’re including …

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How To Use Google Alerts In Your Job Search

Most people apply for an average of 21 to 80 jobs before landing one. But it can be time-consuming to search for all the relevant job possibilities, especially if you’re in a specialized field that doesn’t post jobs very often. 

By Mona Abdel-Halim - Ivy Exec
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Setting Professional Goals for 2023

A new year is upon us! The new year offers an ideal time to reflect upon the successes and failures of the past year, using these lessons to help redirect your energy and focus for the upcoming year.

The new …

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Never Say These Things to Your Professor

Your professor goes through a lot. They deal with multiple classes per day; many students, all with different personalities and needs, and the enormous pressure of making sure each of those students succeeds. This is why we should always treat …

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STAR interview method

STAR interview method

Holly Watson, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Amazon Web ServicesUpdated: August 2, 2022

STAR method | Example STAR answers | SCARL technique

There are common interview techniques, or formulas, to help structure your responses during an interview. These techniques …

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A Day in the Life: Elementary School Teacher, 1st Grade

Clara Lin always knew that she wanted to work in the field of education, but she wasn’t sure exactly what she wanted to do, so she decided not to pursue the traditional, undergraduate path to teacher certification. After graduating from …

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