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11 Phone Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

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A phone interview can be incredibly stressful. Without the face-to-face communication you have in a traditional interview, it can be difficult to let your personality shine when you’re only talking over the phone.

But because phone interviews help companies screen candidates before bringing them in for a traditional interview, you need to know how to carry yourself and make a strong first impression over the phone. In many ways, they are similar to a traditional interview, but there are a few key phone interview tips you’ll want to know to make yourself stand out, in a good way.

If you have a phone interview coming up, here are some tips you should keep in mind. Read More

17 Best Work From Home Jobs (And Where To Find Them)

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Have you ever dreamed of working from the comfort of your own home? Avoiding the manic traffic everyday, and reclaiming those countless hours spent in the commute?

A work-from-home job helps you get more time for yourself. You can choose to spend that time with your loved ones, or acquire a new skill, or work on your favorite hobby.

Working remotely is already a reality for many people. From stay-at-home moms to avid travelers and entrepreneurs, a remote career can take many different forms. Many military spouses are even choosing a work-from-home career they can take with them over traditional employment.

If you’re looking for a work-from-home opportunity that fits within your skills and education, here are 17 of the most popular remote working jobs. Read More

How to Negotiate Your Salary

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So. You’ve aced the interviews and been offered a job. You’re almost ready to advance your career in a new position. But before you sign an employment agreement, you still need to talk about your salary.

Whether you’re having a review, getting a promotion or you’re entering into a completely new position with a new company, your salary is probably one of your biggest motivators. When you feel like you’re properly compensated for your work, you probably feel happier on the job.

Unfortunately, not everyone tries to negotiate a salary that works best for them. Asking for more money can be scary, but undervaluing yourself and your work can be even worse.

Knowing how to negotiate your salary is the best way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. To prepare for your next salary negotiation, here are a few steps you can take. Read More

35 Most Common Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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Interviews can be one of the most challenging parts of trying to get a new job. When you’re selling yourself and your skill set, you need to have just the right answer for everything. When you aren’t sure what interview questions you’ll be asked, it can be difficult to prepare.

Luckily, many interviewers ask the same or similar questions.

If you have an interview coming up, you can prepare by drafting responses to some of the most common questions. To help you get started, here are 35 of the most common interview questions and what you should consider while answering them.

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Don’t Make These 10 Cover Letter Mistakes

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“I’ve now been sending my cover letter as well along with my resume. Just like you suggested to me. But I am still not getting any interview calls. Is it the economy or me?” lamented my friend Tanya.

I had suggested that to her because as per a survey, 87% of the employers were in favour of candidates including a cover letter in their job application. We can debate the actual number, but we can’t deny that a well written cover letter goes a long way in helping you stand out from rest of the applicants.

I had already seen her resume, so I offered to proofread her cover letters.

“Cover letters? I just have one that I send everywhere.”

There you go. Probably the biggest mistake job seekers make with their ‘cover letter’ (pun intended).   

Cover letter is your elevator pitch to the hiring manager on why you are the best person for their particular job opening. If you get it right, you multiply your chances of getting an interview call. But if you make mistakes in it, you’ll be rejected probably without even getting a look at your resume.

Let’s examine some of the most common cover letter mistakes, as well as some techniques you can use to avoid them when crafting your next letter.

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12 Startup Founders reveal their favorite interview question(s)

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Curious about what successful entrepreneurs ask when they interview job seekers? Wondering what it takes to get hired by a high-profile startup? 

We interviewed (ha!) the Founders of some of the fastest growing companies and asked them to reveal the questions they ask while recruiting new team members for their venture.

If you are a job seeker or a hiring manager, either way, you’ll find great nuggets of wisdom in this post. And some of these startup job interview questions will surely surprise you!

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