How to Avoid Unsuitable Interviews

How to Avoid Unsuitable Interviews

Well, there went your morning.  That job interview you just had? It wasn’t what you thought it would be.

Before each interview, you prepare, you suit up, you commute. You wait your turn. You fill out forms. Finally, you’re called into the interview. You dutifully answer questions, showing your best self in the process. But sometimes, soon into the interview, you and the employer realize it is not going to be suitable arrangement. Can these interviews be easily avoided?

Yes. With today’s convenient technologies, applicants as well as employers no longer have to waste time on fruitless interviews.

How?

For applicants: By utilizing a […]

Top 6 Points to Include In Your Video Cover Letter Script

Top 6 Points to Include In Your Video Cover Letter Script

Applying online for a job? So of course you are preparing your video cover letter for your professional profile. But what should you say, exactly? Since video cover letters shouldn’t be longer than a minute, you’ve got to pack in the best of yourself, succinctly. Bang for buck – that’s what you’re going for.

The key to success is a script. Just as you might rewrite an email or paper cover letter a few times over, so too should you prepare your video cover letter.  Here are the top six points to include in your script, each one […]

Top Ways to Relax During a Live, Online Video Interview

Top Ways to Relax During a Live, Online Video Interview

Did you think your upcoming interview would be a breeze just because it’s online? When there’s no need to stare someone in the face across a two-person table, the atmosphere should feel more relaxed, right? Wrong.  An online video interview can be just as nerve-racking as an in-person interview.

Since online video interviews are becoming increasingly popular, we’ve put together some tips to help you relax during your online video interview.  So, here goes:

Prepare the setup

At least one full day before the interview, arrange your interview area completely. Think of it as cooking your meal, and setting your dinner table, well […]

What’s a Video Cover Letter?

What’s a Video Cover Letter?

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, video is now routine. Baby taking his first steps? Video it. Just climbed the Eiffel Tower? Video it. A clown’s on stilts in center city? Video that, too.  Whatever moment you wish to capture, you can do so by video. You can even use apps like Glide for instant video messaging. Not to mention, you can engage in live video conversations and conferencing with Skype and other programs right on your hand-held device. It therefore stands to reason that the prevalence of video would start taking hold in the job application process. And […]