Archives August 2015 - The Career Scoop

Top List of Soft Skills That Help You Soar in Your Career

Top List of Soft Skills That Help You Soar in Your Career

  (Source)   Do you have technical skills required for job positions, found in any job description? How about soft skills?   Technical skills that get you the job done are essential in executing given tasks. Whenever people hear the word ‘specialist’, they are immediately impressed with the degree of expertise that person acquired. Young millennials looking for that first step on th... »

Jump-Start Your Career by Showcasing Yourself via LinkedIn Groups

Jump-Start Your Career by Showcasing Yourself via LinkedIn Groups

Ever wonder if there was a great way to gain connections and insight from your peers, for career advice and future career prospects? Ever heard of LinkedIn groups?   For those that want to jump-start their careers, and learn and connect with professionals in similar career paths, groups need to be part of your agenda. Namely, LinkedIn groups. Groups on LinkedIn are far and wide, varying by in... »

Top Social Media Blunders that Sabotage Your Job Search

Top Social Media Blunders that Sabotage Your Job Search

Are you using social media to your advantage, in your job search? Or are you letting it tear to shreds your chances of ever getting a job offer?   We know now that social media is the new face of connecting with each other. And what do you know, it’s a huge reservoir of information that employers and recruiters are searching through.   (Source) Millennials are the lovechild of social med... »

How to Network Like a Politician for Your Job Search

How to Network Like a Politician for Your Job Search

  (Source) Networking is such a pain for many of us. We get that uncomfortable squirmy feeling when asking for something from a stranger. Millennials with fresh qualifications find networking a whole new world. It’s not as simple as friending someone on Facebook.   Here are some mindsets that you need for your job hunt and networking efforts.   Act and behave like a Pro You need to ... »

Job Seekers, Ignore Corporate Culture at Your Peril

Job Seekers, Ignore Corporate Culture at Your Peril

Young millennials diving into the world of getting a job, there is more to it than meets the eye. Getting a degree is a big achievement. Props to you and all those all-nighters you pulled off. Credentials from a University is a huge part of getting that dream job you want. But degrees are just one piece to the puzzle. Companies are on the lookout for this one thing: cultural fits.   Below, Za... »

Twitter Yourself Your Dream Job

Twitter Yourself Your Dream Job

Are you using social media to your advantage? Do you use personal branding to generate interest in yourself?   Job hunting has changed. As a young millennial, looking for your first job is daunting. It’s because the landscape has changed. The old tips and sagacious advice you got from your parents and experienced friends don’t apply. Everyone needs to adapt to changing times, and branding is ... »

The 3 Fateful Questions that Will Determine Your Dream Job Interview

The 3 Fateful Questions that Will Determine Your Dream Job Interview

  (Source) You walk into an office and say ‘I’m here for my 9:30 interview with XXXXX.’ You sit, fidget and meet the interviewer. They ask you about your hobbies and other inconsequential things, making you wonder what they are trying to find out. Have you ever wished you knew the purpose of all those trivial questions?   Then this is for you. Preparing for interviews is a very trying pr... »

The Social Media To Do List to Take Hold Of Your Dream Job

The Social Media To Do List to Take Hold Of Your Dream Job

We are social creatures by nature. Social media is a product of this, birthed by new technologies. But now it is more than about sharing.   84% of millennials have some social media presence (source). Social media is part of millennials and how they communicate. Employers use social media to judge possible job candidates. It’s a glimpse into how we act towards friends, enemies and past bosses... »

How to Ace the Dreaded Job Interview Question: What is Your Weakness

How to Ace the Dreaded Job Interview Question: What is Your Weakness

Do you struggle in job interviews when they ask you, “What is your greatest weakness?” Everyone has a certain dread, a stigma attached to these questions.   ‘Ha! My biggest weakness is that I have no weakness!’ isn’t a model answer, it’s probably the corniest answer you can give. Like most others, young millennials find talking themselves up far easier than talking about their flaws in a job ... »

Try Blogging to Promote Yourself & Resurrect Your Dead Career

Try Blogging to Promote Yourself & Resurrect Your Dead Career

  (Source)   Your story: A young millennial looking to change jobs. You don’t find fulfilment or feel stuck in your job. ‘Career’ is a word that has no meaning for you right now. What to do? Live on? Nay, take charge of your career. And an amazing way to start that transition is through content marketing and personal branding.   Content marketing is core in marketing online and for ... »

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