“10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview”

by Liz Ryan The great thing about a job interview is the way that it narrows the field. If you can get in front of the people making a hiring decision, that means that you’ve already moved from a group of perhaps 100 resumes to a field of just a few serious contenders. At that

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“Knowing the right answers can land you the job”

By Cape Argus Job-hunting coach and CV writer Gerard le Roux says there are three types of questions you should pay attention to when facing a job interview. If you don’t have the answers to any one of the three types of questions, or haven’t prepared for them, you will be damaging your chances of

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Beyond the bland: 11 questions to identify ‘must hires’

The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates.  Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses. The message: Ask generic questions and you’ll get generic answers.  Instead, try these queries, each designed to get applicants to really tell you

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Getting job interviews through Networking

In my last post, I promised to describe a frustrating job search experience and how I turned it around. Well, here it goes! So in early 2014, I decided I needed a career change. I updated my CV and LinkedIn and enthusiastically started applying online to the various companies in the industry I was targeting. With a

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Job Search 101: 3 Key Steps to Owning your Job Search in the Social Media Age

The smartest job seekers these days paint themselves in a very favorable light by projecting the best of themselves on social media. Hiring Managers and Human Resources managers will often google prospective hires prior to inviting them for an on-site interview. Here are some tips for controlling and exploiting social media and networks in your job search.

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Welcome to CareerTrainee!

Hello folks, Welcome to CareerTrainee! You can call me The Doc and I’ll be helping all you fresh graduates, interns and volunteers navigate the often daunting task of securing a job in Nigeria. This is the very purpose for which we founded CareerTrainee – to give you guys a fair shot. In this blog section, I’ll

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