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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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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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Interview dress code: Common mistakes and tips for balancing professional with personal

Guest writer Lisa Smith

The cliché holds a lot of truth: the first impression really counts. This is why most people suggest that you dress up prim and proper for an interview. It should come as no surprise that your …

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Troubleshooting Your Job Search After Unsuccessful Interviews

It’s happened again: you made it through the screening interview with a company, then the interview with the hiring panel.

But then you receive a call from the recruiter about the status of the position, and they tell you that …

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