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Why Did You Leave : How to Answer

Why Did You Leave a Previous Employer: Tips on Answering This Question

If you have any professional experience, there’s a good chance you left an employer at some point. Sometimes a separation happens voluntarily. Sometimes it’s not so simple. It’s no wonder that one of the trickiest interview questions to answer is “Why did you leave your position at…?”. It’s hard to think back on when we left employers or were separated. But, it’s necessary to know how to answer this question for any interview process. The why did you leave question doesn’t have to be awkward or difficult to answer. If you understand it and follow a couple of general conventions, this question is easily answered.

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Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Historically, companies have focused their efforts on finding the “right” candidate based on their cultural fit within an organization. The term “fit” is often used to describe someone who would act as a team player, join the organization’s mission and not necessarily challenge the status quo.

As more companies move towards a diversity and inclusion trend, they are focusing on cultural add rather than fit. We’ll explore the concept of cultural add and the benefits of challenging historical screening processes.

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10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

Top 10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

There’s a lot of advice online to help guide what to include on your resume. Just as important as what to include, you should know what to remove from your resume as well! In this post, we’ll go over 10 things to remove from your resume today to immediately improve it.

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How to Reject Candidates with Care

Rejecting Candidates with Care

The hard truth is that in recruiting, rejecting candidates is par for the course. Since we often meet many candidates for the one position, often, we’ll end up with a few people left behind in the process. A first impression is important. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of leaving a positive lasting impression.

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Job Search: How to Focus

Focusing Your Job Search

One of the hardest things about starting your job search is to figure out what you’re looking for in a position. We’re not just talking job title here- what do you really want? It’s normal to wonder to yourself: What’s my next career move? When considering initiating a job search, there are a number of factors to consider. We’ll talk you through those factors and if you download our “What’s Next” guide, you’ll get FREE access not only to this guide but other actionable, helpful printables too!

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Social Media Searches in Hiring Processes

Pros and Cons of Social Media Searches

Many employers are curious to find out more about potential new team members. A trend that has become more popular in the recent past is to conduct social media searches. Just as with any screening method, there are benefits and drawbacks to using social media searches as part of hiring. In this post, we’ll go over some of those benefits and drawbacks. We’ll also go over how to use social searches carefully, preserving candidate experience and privacy regulation.

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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: How to Write a Killer Introduction

Imagine yourself on the way to an interview. You’re taking the elevator up to your destination when you realize the other occupant is your interviewer and they say, “tell me about yourself”.  You have a short window to describe who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. That’s the elevator pitch. Of course, this isn’t usually the use-case, however, a carefully crafted elevator pitch is a powerful tool to use during your job search. Subscribe now to get the guide to Crafting Your Elevator Pitch and more!

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Good Questions to Ask During an Interview

Interview Questions: Why is this Position Open

So you’ve done it. You made it past those pesky applications and screening questions and earned the interview. Now you’re probably wondering how to ace your interview. An important thing to consider is good questions to ask during an interview.

A lot of candidates focus on answering tough questions the right way. Ex: What is Your Greatest Weakness? However, there is a lot to be said by asking the right questions as well! We’re starting a new series to help you ask the right questions and ace your interview!

Today we’ll focus on when and how to ask, “Why is this Position Open?” and what information you can gather from the answer you receive. After all, an interview is a two-way street. An employer might be deciding on whether or not to proceed. In addition, you are also deciding whether or not to move forward with an opportunity as well.

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Upload Your Resume & Apply Fast

Apply Fast using ZipRecruiter

Many job seekers use Indeed to apply fast. However, ZipRecruiter is one of the fastest growing job boards, In addition, ZipRecruiter offers a few unique features for candidates when you upload your resume. While most boards require job seekers to actively search and apply, ZipRecruiter uses SmartMatch technology. With SmartMatch, job seekers receive notifications of jobs that may be in line experience.

In short, ZipRecruiter offers a way to help you apply fast. More than just applying fast, the site notifies you if something becomes available that may be a good mutual match.

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Work Smart Wednesday: Shortcuts & Tips for Productivity

As we continue to add to our list of shortcuts and tips, we’ll add to this gallery, check back for updates!

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