Category: Interview Coaching

Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide

Job Interview Thank You Notes Guide No “downside” really exists for sending a thank you note after a job interview, although less than 50% of job candidates bother to do it (57% do not send a thank you). Sending a

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2018 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage

2018 Massive Recruitment: Jobs in Kenya Take Advantage Your CV is the most important document in any job search. But what if you’re submitting CV after CV and receiving no results at all — not even a call? Your CV

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Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment

Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment What’s the best way to answer interview questions about your achievements and accomplishments? If you didn’t climb Everest, cure cancer or compose a symphony, this can be a tough question to answer. It’s hard if you’re

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Answer This Job Interview Question: Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Job?

How to Answer Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Job One question that many job seekers seldom prepare for during an interview is answering the question, “Why do you want to leave your current job?” This question can make

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Answer This Job Interview Question: Why Do You Want This Job?

A common question that will be asked in a job interview is “Why do you want this job?” Consider this as your opportunity to position yourself and gain a competitive advantage over other candidates. Walk in well-prepared to give a solid

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The Surprising Secret to Interview Success-Be Yourself

Why Authenticity Matters First things first, it’s important to recognize that “being yourself” doesn’t equate to showing up 10 minutes late and admitting that you didn’t have time to shower because you overslept. Remember, there’s a big difference between authentic

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How to create a Personal Branding CV

How to create a Personal Branding CV Branding isn’t only important for businesses. It is also important in getting a job. In fact, personal branding has taken on increasing importance as the workforce embraces creativity and individualism. And with unemployment

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How Important Is Attitude in a Job Interview?

Attitude in a Job Interview Sometimes the first impression is the most important part of a job interview. Starting a job interview with the wrong demeanor can sabotage the process before it begins. Exhibiting a positive, confident attitude can be

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7 Tips on How to Succeed in a Skype Job Interview

As video interviews become more and more common, I thought it was important to share some advice for putting your best (virtual) foot forward. Here are 7 Tips on How to Succeed in a Skype Job Interview that I go

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How to answer interview question explaining how you dealt with conflict at work

Part of our ongoing series to help you answer common behavioral interview questions. Hiring managers love to ask behavioral questions — and one of their favorite subjects is conflict. Here are a few examples of conflict-related behavioral questions: • Tell

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How to answer the job interview question, “How would you deal with a difficult customer?”

Today we are going to go over the job interview question, “how do you deal with difficult customers?” If you are interviewing for a position like restaurant server or retail clerk, chances are, you will be asked this question. No

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This Is What the Best Candidates I Ever Interviewed Had in Common

1. They Made it Clear Why They Fit the Organization It’s fair to think of an interview like a test. After all, someone’s asking you questions and judging you based on your answers. However, this mindset will backfire. That’s because

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How to prepared the Night Before The Interview Day

This evening should be a fairly relaxed one since most of the ground work has already been done a few days to the interview. This includes: 1.  Get your clothes in order This sounds quite basic but could be the

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7 Phone Interview Mistakes Most People Make & How to Avoid Them

Most interviews are in-person and require you to be at your best and smile and have perfect body language but when it comes to a phone interview which is less formal, you can dress how you want and do it

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How to Pass the 6 Second HR CV Flip Test

According to one famous study, hiring managers only take an average of six seconds to decide whether to keep or trash your CV. In other words, your CV only has six seconds to make the right impression with a prospective

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The Difference Between CV and Résumé & When to Use Which

Why do some job application ask for a CV while others for a résumé? Is there a difference in these two types of application? Approach 10 professionals, and odds are high only one or two can tell you the real

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10 Useful tips for Competency interviews

Competency based interviews are also called “behavioral interviews” or “criterion based interviews.” Such interviews are based on the concept that past behavior and experience is the best indicator of future performance. In other words, your history tells a story about

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Creating and Achieving Your Personal Development Plan

A personal development plan helps you to grow and achieve. So why do so few people take the time to create one?  Two potential reasons are: Lack of know how Fear of limiting themselves 5 key steps in creating a

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5 things to leave off your CV

It’s never easy to figure out what to put on your CV. What will that one line be that hooks the hiring manager? Will the way it’s formatted affect the decision? You may think that it’s safer to err on

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Any Questions? What to Ask in an Interview

By Adrian Granzella Larssen A good interview is more than just artful answers to any question a prospective employer throws your way. Remember, you’ll need to be just as prepared once the tables turn. When an interviewer asks, “Do you

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Success Tip: 8 Ways to Quickly Get a Scholarship

In awarding scholarships, organisations and universities look at many factors such as your application, academic transcripts, presentation, essays, community involvement, leadership skills, special talents etc. How Do You Become a Highly Successful Scholarship Winner? Here are tips to help you

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Project Monitoring & Evaluation Online Course

As there is a changing attitude of donor agencies about development assistance and the increased demand for NGO services, there are massive recruitment conducted by NGOs, Consultancy, UN, UNDP, World Bank, international development community, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID etc. With

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Quiz: Is your cover letter like a bad handshake?

A cover letter serves a specific purpose in the hiring process. While potential employers can turn to your CV to see your work experience, a cover letter is an introduction to who you are and why the company should invite

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How to answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?” (Sample Answers Included)

How to answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?” (Sample Answers Included) A question that, at first glance, seems simple and almost stupid it’s so basic. You may be caught off-guard if you’re asked, “Why do you want to

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How To Apply For a Job By Email

How To Apply For a Job By Email Have you apply for many jobs by email and you got no response? Probably you are not doing it right. When you are applying for jobs by email, it is important that

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How To File Your Returns on iTax

This year there will be no manual tax returns. If you do not file you tax returns by 30 June you will be fine Ksh 10,000. To help you do the online file returns with ease here is the guide.

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The Job-Seeker’s Tool Kit Training

Many people ask me, I have applied for many jobs, how comes I am not invited for interviews? Here are the essential elements you’ll need in your Job-Seeker’s Toolkit! This is a training for those who want to move jobs, get

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How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” (Examples Included)

How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” (Examples Included) This single question has the power to determine in one swift blow whether you are a potential asset or a liability to a prospective employer. Why? Because the way you

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Get Paid for sharing a link of Facebook, Whatsup, Twitter, Instagram here in Kenya

Careerpoint Solutions has now made it easy for you to extra earn money as you have fun on social media. You get paid for sharing a link on any social media network (Facebook, Whatsup, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, email etc). How

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