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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 2: Talk about a Challenge You Overcame

By Nick O'Brien / July 7, 2020
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Your answers to interview questions might mean different things to different people. Where you think you’re being witty, your interviewer might think you’re coming off arrogant or not taking the interview seriously. Where you think you’re being up front and transparent, your interviewer might think you’ve just revealed a fatal weakness.    The long and…

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Five Red Flags In A Job Posting

By Nick O'Brien / July 2, 2020
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Looking to take the next step in your career? Hunting for a tech job can be a tricky business. While you can’t necessarily afford to be too picky, you need to distinguish great career opportunities from the entries on job posting sites that will just waste your precious time.   Online job postings always try…

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Stuff People in Zoom Rooms Say

By Nick O'Brien / June 26, 2020
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Now that we’ve all been living the remote work life for a few months, there are a few things we’ve grown accustomed to. Things like: The mail truck coming by and still not delivering the new shoes you ordered two weeks ago. Staring out the window at your neighbors sunbathing in the back yard at…

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How to Answer Competency-Based Job Interview Questions

By The Betts Team / June 25, 2020
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We’ve all been there. You’re sitting across the table from a hiring manager, acing tons of job interview questions about your background and experience and the salary range you’re looking for. You think you’re killing it. Then the hiring manager drops a bomb and asks you to give a real-life example of how you handled…

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What to Do When Your Zoom Interview Hits Technical Trouble

By Nick O'Brien / June 24, 2020
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Remote working has grown from an emerging trend to becoming the primary working model in this hyper-digital economy.   This change has benefited Zoom, which continues to skyrocket as one of the most popular video conferencing platforms. It’s practically a necessity for candidates looking to bag their next job interview.   That is, until something…

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Is a Lateral Move the Right Thing for Your Career Path?

By Nick O'Brien / June 22, 2020
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Discussions around career advancement are typically all promotion, promotion, promotion. There’s an assumption that getting a promotion – or getting a new job that more or less amounts to one – is the only effective way to take a step forward along your career path. That’s why your resume and LinkedIn profile probably don’t just…

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How Your Interview Answers Really Sound, Part 1: Why Are You Leaving Your Company?

By Nick O'Brien / June 15, 2020
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A job interview is a delicate dance. It’s a fundamentally antagonistic ritual wearing a friendly face. The interviewer is mining for weaknesses and challenging the candidate at every turn, while the candidate tries to put their best foot forward. Each party, all the while, chooses their words carefully.    Just about any interviewee will use…

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Sales VP: This Common Sales Interview Question Has Only One Correct Answer

By Nick O'Brien / June 8, 2020
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The ultimate sales interview question is the holy grail for anyone involved in a sales interview. If you’re an aspiring Sales Development Rep or Account Executive, it’s a chance to knock your interview out of the park with a killer answer. And if you’re a manager, it sets your candidates up to tell you everything…

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How Do You Measure Success at Your Job?

By The Betts Team / June 4, 2020
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It can be hard to know how well you’re performing at work, both in the short and long term. Key performance indicators and hard metrics are a big part of it, sure – but there are also lots of intangibles that can be tough to gauge. What’s the best way to see if you’re moving…

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How to Find a Role When the Job Boards Are Running Dry

By Nick O'Brien / June 2, 2020
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If you’re looking for a new role right now, you deserve a lot of credit. It’s not easy – for months now, the headlines have been dominated by layoffs and economic hardship. Many companies that haven’t gone through layoffs have at least frozen their hiring. The job boards talented professionals like you often depend on…

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