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Inspire Me: From California to Paris and back Ft. Shay of Tech is the new pink

As someone who is daily learning to do things outside of my comfort zone, I particularly love Shay’s decision to venture out of her comfort zone. Firstly, choosing to go to University in a different state (Arizona, USA) and then studying abroad in Paris, France. In her own words ‘I think every millennial should acquire Emotional Intelligence, it’s a topic no one really discusses and it’s so beneficial to yourself as well as others’. I couldn’t agree with her anymore and although I haven’t read the book she suggested, I’ve definitely got that on my list.

From Canada to England

Inspire Me: From Canada to England Ft. Laura Morrison of Lazy Girl Manifesto

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Laura and she happily shared her journey around pursuing her Master’s degree in Wales, starting out a content writing job before taking on the entirety of a digital marketing role and then her blog. I love how honest Laura was about the transition from student to professional life and the importance of embracing a resilient attitude through it all. In her own words ‘You’re going to get so many doors slammed in your face while looking for a job and that’s super normal and not a reflection of you. Ask for feedback from interviewers and find out how you can improve going forward and most importantly, Don’t Give Up’

Preparing for an assessment from a recruiter’s perspective

I’m glad to be sharing some behind the scenes (BTS) of what goes on in interviewer’s mind when planning an assessment script for a screening process. Omer Molad, the co-founder and CEO of Vervoe, an intelligent hiring platform that uncovers hidden talent through Talent Trials designed by leading industry experts, has given us some of …

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5 Common interview questions & How to answer them (Pt 2)

Continuing from the first part of this interview series, where questions like ‘Tell me about yourself’ and ‘why do you want to work for this company’ were answered with examples. Today, we’ll finish up with how to answer questions surrounding weaknesses, strengths and long term career plans. 3. What are your weaknesses? Most of us at some …

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5 Common interview questions & how to answer them – Part 1

Moving abroad recently had me out here in the labour market again, but this time as an experienced hire. While the process may differ from the usual graduate process involving psychometric tests and assessment days, the interview session won’t differ so much. Having gone through a couple of interviews recently, here are 5 common questions …

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Digital Revolution and Workplace Disruptions

It is no longer news that we are now in the days of digital revolution with the introduction of automated telemarketers, online support systems, market survey tools, self-checkout systems, social media marketing and other artificial intelligence tools. Thus, this raises concerns about the future of the labour market with regards to job losses, relevant skills …

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