How to Decline a Job Offer March 7, 2019

How to Decline a Job Offer

How to Decline a Job Offer

The process of finding a job can be strenuous, with the seemingly never-ending applications and interviews. And while receiving job offers is something to be celebrated, figuring out how to choose between them, and more specifically, reject a select few, can be challenging to navigate.

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29 Most Common Interview Questions

29 Most Common Interview Questions

29 Most Common Interview Questions

In a perfect world, you could walk into an interview knowing what questions you’d be asked, eliminating any of the potential stress of being caught off guard. While this isn’t technically possible, we have the next-best solution: a list of the 29 most commonly asked interview questions and answers, gathered from our very own employers.

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How to Write The Perfect Thank-You Note After an Interview March 5, 2019

How to Write The Perfect Thank-You Note After an Interview

Congratulations! You made it through your interview and you crushed it!

You shake the interviewer’s hand goodbye and go off into the distance, awaiting the next phone call that says you’re hired! Could it be that easy?

Almost. If this is what you did at your last interview, you’re missing one last crucial step. Hiring managers are putting you to the test one last time (yes, even after the interview), patiently waiting to see if you remember this one final step to the interview.

In fact, most hiring managers note how quickly and how well you write a thank-you note. What does that mean for you? Have your amazing thank you email ready to send before you even arrive. Check out our template below to make it even easier to wow your hiring manager. 

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25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out March 4, 2019

25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Whether you’re in the market for your next opportunity,…

… or you’re growing your experience and skillset in your current position, investing time in your LinkedIn profile can prove to be widely beneficial to your career. While it seems easy to “let yourself go” when you find the one, we don’t suggest you let your LinkedIn profile go ignored once you find a great job.

We talk about personal branding often because we believe it’s vital to getting the job of your dreams for the salary you deserve, but for this article, we are magnifying one profile in particular: LinkedIn. If you’re ready to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, keep reading for 25 ways to make yourself stand out. Continue reading “25 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out”

10 Responsibilities of a High-Growth Startup CTO February 27, 2019

10 Responsibilities of a High-Growth Startup CTO

When hearing the title, “Chief Technology Officer” (or CTO), there is an automatic sense of higher authority for what you expect the person in this role to be doing. You naturally associate it with other C-Level company leaders and their responsibilities. But what a lot of people don’t think about is how distinctly different a startup CTO is from an enterprise CTO.  

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10 Mobile App Trends You Need to Know for 2019 February 22, 2019

10 Mobile App Trends You Need to Know for 2019

The shift in the way the world utilizes the internet, from desktop to smartphones, has been dramatic, to say the least. According to a global report from We Are Social, the number of smartphone users worldwide, officially crossed 5.135 billion in 2018.

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How To Answer “What Are Your Strengths?” November 30, 2018

How To Answer “What Are Your Strengths?”

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” – George Herbert

In just about every interview you have, past or future, there are certain topics you can just expect to come up in conversation. “What are some of your strengths?” is no exception. We’ve covered how to prepare your elevator pitch and how to answer it’s counterpart (What is your greatest weakness?), now we’re continuing this theme to prepare you for your next possible interview question.

Just off the top of your head, what are your professional strengths? How would you answer this question if an interviewer asked you this? Why does it feel awkward talking about your strengths?

The natural hesitation you feel probably comes with this internal thought: How do I answer this without coming off too braggy? The key is preparation and delivery

So how exactly does this play out? We have a simple 2-step process to tackling this tricky question.

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How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” November 9, 2018

How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

What is your greatest weakness?

Last week, we helped you answer the interview question, ” Tell Me About Yourself,” so this week we wanted to tackle another classic question – What do you think is your greatest weakness?

This is a hard question to answer, and according to 90% of job seekers on Big Interviewer, they have the same question for their interview coach. The pressure of this question is real, especially when you are interviewing for a position you feel like is your dream job. The dilemma that arises is that you don’t want to seem to like you can’t qualify for this position but on the flip side, you don’t want to look arrogant by saying you don’t have any weakness. As your career sidekick, we have a 2 -step process for you leverage this question to help you land your dream job. Continue reading “How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?””

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” November 1, 2018

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

“Tell us about yourself.”

“Tell me something about yourself.”

“Let’s start by hearing a little more about you.”

There’s one basic interview question that employers will always love starting out with – “Tell me about yourself.” 

Do you have an answer for it? If it includes anything about your personal life, it’s time to rethink your interviewing strategy.

As one of the most popular interview questions in the history of meeting people, it’s no surprise that this simple conversation starter sets up a very quick screening process for the interviewer. For some reason, as a species, we tend to avoid conversations that involve us talking, or even bragging, about ourselves. Why is that? This instinctual response leads us into a frenzy when the question is asked, leaving us completely blank – or worse – talking about irrelevant information. Hiring managers can quickly sort out serious candidates just based on how you respond to the very first question! Don’t worry – your favorite career sidekick, Skillgigs, has a simple one-two-three formula for answering this dreaded question like a pro. Keep reading for how to answer “tell me about yourself.”

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How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One) October 26, 2018

How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One)

“Do I really need a cover letter?”

“All of my experience is listed in my resume.

“As long as they check out my application, there’s no way they would pass up on someone with my experience.” 

Sound familiar? If it sounds like a conversation you’ve had with yourself, keep reading for how this train of thought is derailing your career.  Continue reading “How To Write A Cover Letter (Yes You Need One)”