How to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”


“You’ve told me about your strengths. I want to now know what are your biggest weakness?” I hate that question. As a former recruiter, I can tell you that it doesn’t tell me anything about the quality of the candidate. In fact, I no longer use it when hiring people. Unfortunately, it still remains the

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7 Productivity Hacks Every Jobseeker Must Know


I spoke with several people who seem to be able to juggle it all. I dug deep into their best practices and learnt their secrets to success. Here are 7 productivity hacks everyone should know.   1. No Email Until 10am. What’s the first thing you do when you get into work? Check your email,

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6 Things A Headhunter Won’t Tell You


Headhunters are the gatekeepers to the most sought after jobs in every industry. Unfortunately, their processes are rather opaque. As a former headhunter, here’s my insight into the industry. It’s important as a jobseeker to understand that headhunters get paid when we successfully place you in a job. Finding a headhunter who believes in your

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20 Great Résumé Power Words


You find yourself in an elevator with the recruiter for your dream job, but you have less than a minute to make a good first impression before they have to get off. So what do you do? Most probably, you’re not going to waste that precious minute with vague, non-descriptive chatter like “I am a

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