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Zoom Interview Tips for 2021

Zoom interviews might be here to stay. Or at least any video interview or remote interview session. Getting familiar with the tips that are required to nail a remote interview is critical in ensuring that you increase your odds of getting an employment offer by the hiring manager.

Here are the ways to ensure that you have a fantastic Zoom job interview in the future.…


Added by Patrick Algrim on November 30, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Top Tips When Writing a Resignation Letter in 2020 and 2021

Offer to assist with the transition

Always offer the employer or manager assistance with transitioning the job duties and responsibilities to another colleague or a new hire. Place this question within the resignation letter's second or third paragraph. And include an offer to help with the transition inside the resignation…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Starbucks Interview Questions

Why do you want to be a Starbucks barista?

Answer: I love coffee. I’ve enjoyed coffee for almost my entire life. And the art of it is something I appreciate. There are subtle differences in the way that coffee can be prepared. And this is what makes every single cup special.

What part of our core values do you resonate…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The 10 Basics of Writing a CV - To Help You Land Your Next Career.

A CV commonly contains the following information:

  • Contact information or resume header
  • Education
  • Relevant experience
  • Research interests
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • References
  • Professional…

Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

10 Weaknesses to Use for the "Strengths and Weaknesses" Interview Question

1. I can be too detail-oriented.

Sample answer: “I can find myself getting too heavily involved in the details of a project. While this is an indicator of my passion for the project, I can spend too much time focusing on the minor details and forget about the holistic needs of the team.”

2. I can care a little too much about our…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

15 Inspirational Quotes to Use at Work to Motivate Employees or Colleagues

Inspirational quotes can be a great way to motivate a colleague, employee, or friend at work. Below are the top 15 inspirational quotes for work taken from the careers website

Our favorite motivational quote and favorite quote for inspiring great work out of a person or employee.



Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

7 Common Resume Summary Writing Mistakes YOU CANNOT afford to make!

Writing a long story

A resume objective should be three to five sentences, equaling a paragraph at most. A long story describing previous life and current life is going to make for a much longer paragraph. This will distract from the other sections on the resume that are vital to the hiring manager.

Balance the resume objective out…


Added by Patrick Algrim on October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

3 Worst Times to Ask for a Raise

It’s a common question, “When’s the best time to ask for a raise?” But when most employees think of this question, they are thinking, “When’s the best time for me to ask for a raise?”



Added by Patrick Algrim on May 10, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Properly Asking For A Raise In Digital Technology Companies

Asking for a raise is a tiny bit of art and a whole lot of science. Most guides will tell you that there are a few steps you need to take in order to ask for a raise, but they’re wrong. Asking for a raise is a complicated thing. But we’re going to break down exactly what makes a perfect execution of asking (and getting) a raise.

Before We Start, Do You Qualify For A Raise…


Added by Patrick Algrim on April 22, 2020 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Where to Recruit From (Communities and Job Listings)

This is one of the biggest questions I get, how do you recruit effectively online? It’s not a new secret, and one you should know by now. That most of the hires made at companies are done through networking. In fact, more than 75% of hires are made through networking.

But what happens when networking fails? You have to resort to online recruiting.…


Added by Patrick Algrim on December 26, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments


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