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How to blow them away within the first few minutes of your tele-interview

Interviews can be a daunting event that can cause even the most confident person to begin wiping their sweaty palms on their pants. To ease some of the pre-interview anxiety it’s best to know the qualifiers hiring managers look for in potential candidates. For a step-by-step guide on how to make the best impression for your next interview held over Zoom, I’m happy to share an interview I held recently with the CMO of Hibob,...

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Keep this private 🤫

We’re whispering because we’re talking about something you need to keep private in your job search.  Your salary. Inevitably, the recruiter or HR person or your future boss will ask you for your current or expected salary. You shouldn’t tell them. Ever. Why? It won’t get you higher pay.It’ll likely lead to getting lower pay.You don’t have to tell them to get the job. It won’t get you higher pay. Sharing your current...

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Everything you need to know about becoming an esthetician

An esthetician is a licensed skincare professional who specializes in applying and administering cosmetic treatments to the skin. Although they are not medical professionals, these skincare experts perform cosmetic procedures and provide services to improve and enhance the skin’s appearance. What does an esthetician do? Estheticians evaluate a person’s skin, their skincare routine, and sometimes their diet, in order to determine...

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We tried the new Zoom feature that makes you feel like you’re in the office again

Does Zoom fatigue have you just about on the verge of tears? In an effort to help fight the pandemic’s biggest work side-effect, Zoom has introduced a new feature to make meetings more fun by bringing everyone together in one virtual room. The new feature — called “Immersive View” — makes the little square boxes of your colleagues a thing of the past by allowing hosts to arrange up to 25 participants together in one meeting...

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8 ways to network effectively when you hate LinkedIn

The benefits of networking are proven — but do you have to use LinkedIn to grow your network? Not necessarily, as it’s one avenue to initially connect with people but, ultimately, building relationships in real life is much more crucial, says leadership coach and career expert, Bianca Riemer. And if you hate LinkedIn and have zero intentions of becoming a power user, here is the good news: You don’t have to. Networking off the...

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5 cities where they can’t fill jobs fast enough

Jobless claims fell once again to a pandemic low, as the US economy picks up steam in its recovery process from the coronavirus pandemic. A number of cities are leading the charge in this jobs rebound and hiring across industries. Jobless claims remain on a low streak The Labor Department’s latest weekly statistics showed that new jobless claims remained below 600,000 for a third-straight week, marking a new low since the...

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Gossiping is scientifically proven to be good for us. Here’s why

If you’ve ever been told you have a big mouth, you can officially take that as a compliment – gossip is now scientifically proven to be good for you. Gossip has been long researched by scientists, sociologists and psychologists, and the field is more thorough than one might expect. Various studies from 2004, 2019, 2020, and now, 2021, have extensively reviewed the impacts of gossip, its various windfalls and pitfalls, and the ways...

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New Apple hack is really bad; users urged to update OS

Tech security researchers are telling Apple Mac users to update their macOS software immediately—noting that hackers may be exploiting a previously unknown bug in order to infiltrate an unidentified number of Mac computers. “Worst hack in years” The “worst hack in years” allows hackers to create malware that can take control of a given Apple Mac computer by bypassing even the most heavy-duty security protections on...

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All you need to know about NFTs (that thing everyone is talking about)

Last month, the most digital artist Beeple had ever made on a piece of art was $100 — but on March 11, an NFT of his work fetched over US$69 million at Christie’s, making him one of the “most valuable living artists” according to the auction house. News of the sale was followed by a slew of further sky-high NFT auctions and sales that took over the headlines and left everyday investors scratching their heads; everyone from...

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A third of employees would quit because of this daily job duty

I wish I received more emails, said no one ever. If you have access to email, it’s pretty much a guarantee you are sent way more emails than needed. I find myself sifting through my work email inbox strictly by reading the subject line.  I would guess that 30% of the emails I receive from my coworkers don’t need to be opened. The subject line says enough, but don’t tell them that. It turns out I’m not alone in my disgust for...