With the rise of videoconferencing, interviewers and job seekers alike are now able to conduct long-distance, face-to-face interviews, as well as increase efficiency, save time in the hiring process, and reduce travel costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated and increased the use of videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. However, videoconferencing is not without its obstacles, such as delays, connectivity issues, and moments of awkward silence. Here are some tips on what to expect and how best to stand out during a Zoom interview.
Looking for a new job is always stressful, even without a pandemic! Wading through pages of job listings and writing endless cover letters is exhausting work. And the job search is not easy on employers either—each corporate job attracts an average of 250 resumes that they have to evaluate!
While you’re waiting for responses to your job applications, you might want to try supplementing your existing experience by learning a new professional skill. Not only might a new skill help your resume stand out in job applications, but it will also provide you with evidence of your proactivity that you can reference in your next job interview. Here are five skills for your resume that could help land you your next job!
Anyone trying to navigate today’s job market knows how important it is to stand out from the competition. That’s why defining and developing your own personal brand can be critical to your career success. But personal branding is about more than simple self-promotion, as our latest Skye Learning video explains.
A job interview provides the hiring organization with an opportunity to learn more about you as a potential employee. It gives you the chance to discuss your experience, skills, and career goals in relation to the job. It also allows you, the job seeker, to ask detailed questions about the organization and the position. Our infographic covers the five stages of the interviewing process to help you prepare for your next job interview.
There’s no escaping the fact – in today’s business world, networking is an absolutely essential skill. But is there a secret to effective networking? Chris Colbert, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs and a world-class networker, says successful networking consists of two key ingredients: courage and content. Check out our latest Skye Learning video to find out more.
A professional certification is a stepping stool for individuals who are entering the workforce, changing careers, or seeking job advancement. Professional certifications can be specific to professions or products and can significantly increase your hireability and earning potential.
Earning a certification typically requires you to pass an exam and often requires you to submit an application, which might require proof of work experience, training hours, etc. But isn’t a college degree enough?
Leadership can be defined in many ways, including the ability to convince other people to follow you, setting a direction and steering people toward a goal, and encouraging and inspiring others to work together. People lead by influencing the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of other people.
A leader must have the skills to bring his or her vision to life. Our latest infographic highlights five essential leadership skills.
What are the most valuable skills in today’s workplace? Jackie Fernandes, director of IT compliance and data privacy officer for a major biotechnology company, says that emotional intelligence (EI) should be near the top of the list. Without sufficient EI, she says, workers won’t have the empathy, self-awareness, and communications skills needed to excel on the job. Fernandes makes the case in our latest Skye Learning video.
Do the words "public speaking" make you feel excited—or do they make you want to hide in a corner? For a select few, speaking in front of an audience can be a comfortable, even enjoyable, experience. But if delivering a speech or a presentation stirs up feelings of anxiety and doubt, just know that you are not alone. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld captured the prevalence of public-speaking anxiety in this famous quote:
"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."