I once attended an interview where the hiring managers asked me to tell them one thing that differentiates me from every other candidate lined-up for the role I was interviewing for. So, I paused and thought for a second. Then, I said, “I’m an asset!” And they said, what do you mean? With a smile on my face I replied saying, “In every team and organisation that I have hitherto worked, I have always brought immeasurable value to the table and your team and organisation isn’t going to be an aberration.”
In my biology class as a student, I learnt that growth is one of the many characteristics of a living thing. As a result, it’s typical for every human to yearn for growth no matter the area of pursuit. In this post pressed from leadonpurposeblog.com, Michael Ray Hopkin offers some great advice on how to achieve career growth.
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There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.” If you’re moving backward, who’s fault is it? Who is responsible? We all know the answer to this.
The people whose careers seem to grow the fastest follow similar patterns of behavior. They understand competition exists, they recognize the steps they need to take to succeed, and they understand who is responsible. They take charge of their career and accept full responsibility for their growth.
The following five actions will help accelerate your career growth:
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Can quitting a job be that difficult to require a video to tell you how to? This was my first reaction when I originally saw the title of this video. But on a second thought, I reconsidered that it possibly could be. Going by some experiences of people that I’ve heard about who suddenly quit their jobs and burned the bridges behind them. They thought never to return to such relationships, only to realise at some point that the world is but a small place. Continue Reading
“Cover letters are the first chance you have to impress an employer – they’re not just a protective jacket for your CV. The first thing a potential employer sees in your job application is the cover letter. This doesn’t just support your CV – it’s an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd and persuade the recruiter to put you through to the next round.” – the Guardian
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The interview question on the subject of weakness(es) can come in different forms and normally asked by the interviewer in order to gain insights into the candidate’s personality, work style, etc. For example, the interviewer could ask you any of the following, “What is your greatest weakness?,” “Tell me about your weaknesses,” or “What is your biggest weakness.” They are all the same thing.
So, in the video above, you’ll get to understand the following;
- How to approach the question
- If you really want to tell the interviewer your weaknesses
- The sort of things you are expected to say
- And so on so forth!
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One key question you can always expect from interviewers/recruiters during job interviews is this: Have you any questions you’d like to ask? And this is based on the premise that an interview is supposed to be a dialogue as opposed to a monologue. To prepare you ahead of time, the video above outlines a handful.
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