Career Advice

Tips and advice for managing your job search and talent recruitment.

We understand both sides of the experience of hiring as well as looking for a job. Our purpose is to share insights that may prove valuable in the world of hiring.

What’s your market value? How to figure out what you should be paid.

Have you ever asked for a raise or promotion? Have you ever been asked your salary range during an interview? Have you ever wondered if you’re being paid a fair wage compared to your executive peers? Many professionals struggle with determining their market value, mostly because they haven’t taken the time to analyse and compare...

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How to work with a recruiter

As a recruiting professional with over a dozen years experience, I’ve also had the opportunity to be on the other side of the fence. I can say with great certainty that trust is very important, and it’s a two way street. A huge value of working with a recruiter is that they provide guidance by...

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How to conduct an interview

Occasionally I get feedback from candidates post interview that they were asked questions that had nothing to do with the job. They’re not referring to behavioral questions about “how would you solve this problem” or “tell me a story about when you solved something”. They’re talking about functional and technical questions which are irrelevant to...

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Candidate Advice: Tips on Managing your Job Search

Looking for new career opportunities can be a full time job. If you’re searching for a new job while being employed, you already have a full time job. It’s important to approach your job search with strategy and focus so as to best utilize your time. It’s also important to organize your search so you...

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Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

Losing hurts – especially when it’s the other person who decides to move on. “Regretted turnover” is a metric that some companies now use to track how many employees choose on their own to leave. Turnover is costly in general, but losing top talent can also cause significant, even irreparable damage to your business. The...

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How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

Social media is a key player in the job search process today. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview—while they offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with current...

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Do THIS before you accept that next job offer

In A Christmas Carol, Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who share events from the past, present and near future. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had such insights before accepting your next job offer? Well, in a sense you do, because you have a resume. You can reflect on your professional past and...

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These days, recruiters are worth the money

When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I’ve never been keen to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind. My company, Metal Mafia, has an excellent candidate screening process, a super training program, and a very successful team of employees to show for it. But hiring has always been a difficult task...

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99 interview tips that will actually get you a job

We all have to make a living somehow — and most of the time that process starts with a job interview. The only problem is that most job interview tips are either so basic that they aren’t useful or so ridiculous that they are just a waste of time. That’s why Passive Panda has put...

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Job search: 4 words to avoid when you are unemployed

Being without a job is tough. When you are out of work for an extended period of time, crisis of confidence sets in. And once it takes hold, it can be hard to shake. The problem is that confidence is the No. 1 thing we need to land a job. Without it, we come across...

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