Recruiter Raya's Blog (63)

SUCCESSFULLY INTERVIEWING FOR MARKETING AND CREATIVE POSITIONS

Successfully Interviewing for Marketing and Creative Positions

There's no question that in today's competitive market, interviewing for marketing and creative positions appears as an impossible gauntlet to pass -- many qualified candidates applying for too few positions.

But successfully passing the interview gauntlet for your next marketing and creative position isn't as difficult as you think. Here are some important tips that will make your next interview a successful one!

• Look at your interview not as…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on August 5, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL? CURVEBALL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

 

Curveball interview questions can either be incredibly beneficial or extremely misleading in relaying a candidate’s fit for a position. The success or failure primarily lies in the type of curveball question the hiring manager is asking.

There are generally two types of curveball interview questions: personality-based and brain teasers. Let’s take a closer look at why one type is effective and the other is not.

 

Personality-Based…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on July 29, 2015 at 12:40pm — 4 Comments

THREE POST-INTERVIEW MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE

Caucasian hand refuses a flower or declines a gift isolated on white background

Your interview went great, and you really wowed the hiring manager. Regardless of the industry you’re interviewing in, a follow-up letter is always recommended.

Could you accidentally blow your chances with one of these follow-up faux pas? Not after this blog…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on July 23, 2015 at 11:39am — 6 Comments

HOT JOB SKILLS: COMPANIES WANT STAFF WITH WRITING M.U.S.C.L.E.

The girl represents in imagination what she strong

In a previous post, Corporate Recruiters List Top Three Soft Skills, had highlighted the fact that communication is a hot job skill in high demand. If you can communicate well, you can instantly stand-out in the crowd of applicants.

Since you cannot be everywhere, speaking,…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on July 16, 2015 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

3 Qualities to Convey When Interviewing For A Creative Role

Jobs in creative fields require a unique skill set. Hiring managers look for specific tools and qualities when filling these positions. While education and experience are important factors, there are a few key characteristics that employers value most highly. Here are three characteristics you should project when interviewing for a creative position.

Originality

Hiring managers look for originality in creative employees. They want…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on June 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

HOW TO EXTEND YOUR TEMPORARY POSITION

Development and internet service. Human resource and self employment - vector illustration

It's easy to work temporary positions indefinitely. Contracts typically state that the position is not permanent, detail needed qualifications, tasks to be performed and the contract period. When you finish one contract job, you can go on to the next.

However, if you're interested in turning your contract position into a more long-term opportunity, here are…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on May 22, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

DIVERSITY KEY IN FILLING TECH ROLES

Gender Gap

There is a high demand for individuals in STEM fields. Even conservative estimates assume that for decades to come there will be many more tech jobs available than there will be qualified applicants to fill them.

Many big tech companies are thinking ahead and doing anything they can to boost the number of people necessary to perform work in a technical role.…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on May 14, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

TECH TIPS FOR VIDEO JOB INTERVIEW

Using video as a recruiting tool is a relatively new application of webcam technology; however, it is continuing to expand. Many employers are using video chat programs such as Skype and Google Hangouts to conduct video job interviews. Some employers are even accepting video resumes from candidates…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on April 23, 2015 at 1:34pm — No Comments

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE CAREER CHANGE RESUME

Career Change

Whether through discovery of a new passion, underutilized skills, facing relocation or simple career burn-out, there comes a point in time when you will find yourself itching for a career change. Unless you’re looking to switch to a very specialized field, becoming a pediatrician for example, you don’t have to start completely from scratch. However, the question…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on April 16, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

THREE WAYS TO SEAMLESSLY FILL IN THE GAPS IN YOUR RESUME

The career landscape of today is no longer that of a smoothly paved road, lined with blooming flowers and rolling fields of green grass while sunshine beams overhead. Rather, it's more of a bumpy cobblestone road, littered with potholes and giant human-eating plants looming about a la "Little Shop of Horrors." One of the necessary evils that comes along with…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on April 9, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

FOUR INTERVIEW PREP TIPS YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN SOONER

No matter where you are in your job search, you will wish you had known these quick interview prep tips sooner. …we just wish we could have told you sooner.

  • Knowledge is Everything: People dish out this advice all the time: research the company you are going to work for. But even they might now realize just…
Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on March 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

AUGMENT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS: VOLUNTEER

Looking for a career can easily become a full-time job in itself. Sometimes the job search can take over other aspects of your life, which can then negatively affect how your search progresses. If you take the time to find out how volunteer work augments your qualifications, you may find that taking a little extra time for volunteer work each week could help…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on February 12, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY FILL IN GAPS IN YOUR RESUME

You're ready to get to work but worry about the gaps in employment on your resume. You wonder if recruiters will immediately dismiss you as a candidate due to these lapses in employment. Fortunately, there are some ways you can present yourself in a positive light to prospective employers, despite the holes in your resume. Below we will discuss ways that you…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on February 6, 2015 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

HOW TO WRITE A PROACTIVE RESUME

So, you’re ready to write a resume. You sit down and think about what it is that makes you stand out against hundreds of other candidates. Well, if the phrases “go-getter,” “hard worker,” or “self-motivated” come to mind, you may want to rethink what you’re writing. According to Business Insider, a …

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on January 22, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

JOB INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP: WHEN, WHY & HOW YOU SHOULD DO IT

If you think applying for a job ends at the conclusion of an interview, think again. How you follow-up after interviewing - or if you neglect to do so entirely - can end up being the deciding factor in whether or not you're offered the position. In today's increasingly digital world, however, determining the ideal way to follow-up can be…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on January 15, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

FIVE HOT IT JOB SKILLS FOR 2015

Information Technology (IT) has always been a bit of a different animal in the job search world. A properly skilled IT job searcher tends to have more opportunities presented to them than perfectly polished candidates in other industries. That's mostly because IT is still an industry that has considerably high demand for talent and constantly evolving skill…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on January 5, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF TECH: VOLUNTEER FOR A GIRL-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING ORGANIZATION

Women may make up only a small percentage of coders now, but that will change in the years to come with the concentrated efforts to increase young ladies’ interest in and accessibility to science, technology, engineering and math fields.

There are numerous benefits to volunteering, so consider getting involved in one of these programs that are shaping…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on December 18, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

PREZUME: AN INTERACTIVE RESUME ALTERNATIVE

You've checked the websites, you've researched companies, and you've turned in your resume for a job you really want. But your resume is only one paper in a stack on the desk of the hiring manager. How do you get yours to stand out? Well, how about trying an interactive resume in addition to (or instead of) a flat paper resume. But where do you start? Why not…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on December 11, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

ANSWERS TO COMMON JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Interviewing for a job is a scary experience. After all, your interviewer is making an important decision that will affect your future. If you answer a question in the wrong way, you could ruin your chances of working for the company. To help you prepare for your next interview, here are a few good answers to common job interview…

Continue

Added by Recruiter Raya on December 4, 2014 at 6:03pm — No Comments

HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER: FORMATTING AND PERSONALIZATION

Added by Recruiter Raya on November 6, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Subscribe

All the recruiting news you see here, delivered straight to your inbox.

Just enter your e-mail address below

Webinar

RecruitingBlogs on Twitter

© 2022   All Rights Reserved   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service