You’ve successfully submitted a resume, aced your interviews, and landed an exciting new job. You’re eager to prove yourself as a valuable employee. But, as you’re packing lunch for your first day, you can’t help wondering—how do you demonstrate your worth to those around you on day one?
Back in January, LinkedIn published a list of top skills that employers are looking for in 2020, noting that “companies are gravitating toward talent with interpersonal and people-oriented [a.k.a. soft] skills.” As workers interact with evolving machines, the need for soft skills is surging. Here are some of the most important ones sought by hiring managers today:
Haven’t interviewed in a while? Worried that you’ll choke under pressure or bungle your responses to the hiring manager’s questions? You might be surprised to know that the majority of all candidates are nervous, even anxious, before an interview.
With events and travel plans postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose momentum in your career development and relationship building efforts. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to stay connected and keep your career goals on track from your home office. Here are a few virtual networking tips to help you branch out professionally even when you’re stuck inside.
By Julia Randall, StandOut Resumes
Few events in life are more demoralizing and disheartening than getting called to your manager’s office to learn you won’t have a job tomorrow. Add to that the prospect of navigating a job search, and the panic can feel paralyzing for professionals who suddenly face an uncertain future. How do you recover from a layoff? Here are five key steps to take when you need to find a job opportunity—quickly.
By Bridget White Castells, StandOut Resumes
Phone and virtual interviews have become increasingly popular among hiring managers and recruiters in recent years. For those doing the interviewing, the very few drawbacks to this higher-tech screening process are easily offset. They can evaluate more people in less time, turning a large “maybe” pile into a smaller “interested” pile without blocking off their calendars for weeks.
However, there can definitely be a few drawbacks for job seekers. If you don’t take a virtual or phone interview with the same seriousness as you would an in-person interview, you could easily miss out on a great opportunity. Make sure you stand out in the applicant pool with these three virtual interview tips: