The Unseen Importance of Body Language in Virtual Job Interviews

In today’s digital age, job interviews have transitioned from in-person meetings to virtual encounters. We foresee that staying the same in the future. While the setting may have changed, one crucial aspect remains the same: the significance of body language. Body language is a form of communication. Many job seekers underestimate the power of non-verbal communication during virtual interviews, assuming that only their words matter. However, hiring managers still pay close attention to your body language, even through the screen. Here’s why it’s crucial to be mindful of your body language during virtual job interviews.

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Working Parents: Unlocking Resilience and Adaptability in Your Team

In the relentless race for innovation and success, the unsung heroes often are right under a company’s nose—working parents, a demographic brimming with untapped potential, and an arsenal of skills honed in the crucible of multitasking, adaptability, and leadership. From a refined sense of time management to unparalleled problem-solving abilities, working parents are a force to be reckoned with, capable of elevating a company’s culture, creativity, and bottom line.

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What Is a Hiring Manager Looking For? Four Essential Post-Interview Steps

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the job interview, and now comes the critical phase of post-interview actions. Hiring managers have years of experience conducting interviews and understand how nerve-wracking the post-interview period can be for job seekers. With that said, maintaining professionalism is crucial in showing your continued interest in the position, and your actions can significantly impact your chances of landing the job. Here are four essential steps Hiring Managers want to see after a job interview.

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 Is it a Red Flag?  How to Spot Scam Job Opportunities

Looking for a job is stressful and time-consuming enough without scammers flooding your inbox and wasting your time. While most opportunities you’ll find are legit, scammers are always out there scamming, so job seekers need to be vigilant about who they interact with and give their information to. How can you identify a scam from a real job listing? Here are four red flags to look out for.  

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Cutting-Edge Jobs That Don’t Require A Four-Year Degree

As new technology revolutionizes the world around us, there is an increased need for skilled workers to build, maintain, and operate these cutting-edge products. While popular culture may associate these jobs with higher education, particularly advanced university degrees, a wide range of these careers are available for those without a traditional four-year education. For these jobs, training and certification can occur outside the classroom, with on-the-job training and apprenticeships helping to get workers quickly up to speed.

Here are four examples of cutting-edge new jobs that don’t require a four-year degree.

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Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview

Virtual interviews are the new normal, and it looks like they are here to stay. According to a Gartner survey, 86 percent of organizations have conducted video interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pair this with a LinkedIn study showing that 71 percent of companies will continue this practice post-COVID-19, and it becomes apparent that job seekers should expect a majority of their interviews to take place virtually.

While they aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, many job seekers don’t feel comfortable interviewing via webcam. Here are five tips that will help you master your virtual interview:

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The Reality of Automation and the Future of Work

The threat of automation is not a new thing, nor are the worries that come with it. In the early 19th century, textile artisans in the Luddite movement fought automation for fear of losing their jobs and livelihood. They worried that newly developed automation (think basic machinery) would leave them jobless. While it’s true that changes did occur, by the time the 20th century came along, employment-to-population ratios rose despite these technological advances. The workforce generally is good at adapting to new technology, and while automation will continue to take over new tasks as it evolves, humans don’t have as much to worry about as they may think. As a job seeker, here are three things to know about automation: 

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Going Virtual: Job-Seeking in a Socially-Distanced World

As effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ripple through the economy, both recent graduates and seasoned professionals are searching for opportunities to advance their careers. Current social distancing measures are limiting face-to-face contact, but how will going virtual change employment prospects both during and after the pandemic? Will business continue to utilize virtual recruiting methods to reach more candidates and cut costs? Most importantly, what does the online recruitment revolution mean for you? Despite the uncertainty, there’s good news for candidates and companies alike. In the future, virtual platforms and progress in AI will help connect savvy candidates to recruiters—regardless of how physically distant they may be.

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