Hello and welcome to the CareerNaija Roundup! Each month, we bring you a short list of the best career advice tips published.
If you have limited time to read all the content produced in a month but still want to keep up with the best tips and happening in the industry, we have got you covered.
This week we have advice on how to make sure your CV get read by recruiters, the best questions to ask at job interviews, how to succeed with LinkedIn as a job seeker’s tool, recruiting tips for startup and the only questions recruiters should be asking at interviews.
Let’s get into it!
1.Jacob Share “35 Resume Filenames Recruiters Won’t Respond to”
Recruiters have less than 5s to analyze a CV, provided they see it in the first place. A lot of consideration goes into writing your CV and there are numerous things you need to do to make sure that your CV sells you to a potential employer. But have you ever considered the effect of a bad naming convention on your CV. In this article, Jacob takes a look at the top 35 resume filename that can reduce your hiring opportunity.
2.Jeff Haden “7 Questions Only The Smartest Job Candidates Ask”
Job Interview can be tricky and no matter your level of experience, only those who are prepared have a solid chance of succeeding. Not having a question to ask towards the end of an interview is something you should not even think of but worse is asking the wrong questions. This is why this 7 questions smart candidates ask during a job interview should actually be your companion when planning to attend a job interview.
3.Sarah Landrum “How to Ask for Recommendations on LinkedIn”
LinkedIn is an important job seeker’s tool but only to the extent at which you are able to use it. Creating your profile is good but so also is asking and getting recommendations. Learn all you can about how to improve your LinkedIn profile so you can start attracting more job offer by building out your recommendations.
4.Steli Efti “Startup Recruiting: Playing the Game of Weakness”
The growth of a startup depends on a number of varying factors. One aspect most startups do not pay much attention to is the kind of the first hire they recruit. This is why this post by Steli is quite important. Steli explains how to use the game of weakness to weed out candidates that might not make a perfect fit in your organization.
5.Laurie Ruettimann “There’s Only One Interview Question That Matters”
As a recruiter, your job is to get hiring right, first time every time. So you go in armed with series of questions and process etc. So how do you know if you are hiring the right candidate for your company? How do you tell if your potential recruit won’t job-hop with the next 6 months? Laurie shares what she considers to be the most important interview question every recruiter and employer should be asking.
And that is it for this month’s roundup. Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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