You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips

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Interviews in a video medium are hard to navigate, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take notes or show engagement. As in many aspects of the remote job search, show off your willingness to adapt. According to a March 2020 survey conducted by Handshake, nearly 9 out of 10 employers in the U.S. have now adopted virtual interviewing as a standard part of their hiring processes. Read Full Story

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8 mistakes that can ruin your video job interview

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Doing interviews from the comfort of your home may seem easier than doing them in person. But video interviews hold their own pitfalls. Video interviews are now the norm during the hiring process. Gartner research found that 86% of companies used video interviews during the pandemic. As remote work expands, this shift may continue for some time. Read Full Story

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How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots

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The tradition of real people reading your résumé and assessing you has gone away—at least in the early stages of the many recruitment processes. Everyone knows artificial intelligence is moving aggressively into the job search field. The tradition of real people reading your résumé and assessing you in a face-to-face interview may be going away—at least in the early stages of the recruitment process. Read Full Story

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8 thoughtful ways to build more inclusive interview practices

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The VP of talent acquisition at SurveyMonkey observes that as remote working opens up our ability to hire incredible talent located just about anywhere, it’s more important than ever to be thoughtful about how we build our interview processes. Very early in my career, I interviewed for a role at a professional services firm with an all-male interview panel. Although I could see women in the office, they all served in administrative roles. I took the job back then, but if something like this happened today, it would be a red flag. I know enough now to know that an all-male interview panel might be the first sign that diversity wasn’t top-of-mind for that employer. Read Full Story

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4 steps to finding a job that’s the right fit for you

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Rather than viewing the hiring process as one where a candidate is lucky to get the job, we should consider it a journey that the candidate and the company go on together. According to a Pew analysis of Labor Department data, the average U.S. working adult works more than 1,800 hours per year. Given that we spend so many waking hours working, the job search process is crucial. In fact, you should think of it as something that’s as important as considering a new romantic partner. Read Full Story

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5 ways 2020 changed job searching forever

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If you’re in the market for a new job in 2021, how you go about your search may look a little different. Let’s face it: Just about everything changed during 2020, and some of those changes will be permanent. For example, social distancing and remote work arrangements disrupted recruiting and hiring, and some of the ways that companies pivoted to compensate actually improved the process. Read Full Story

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