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How to Sell Yourself in a Sales Interview

By The Betts Team / June 18, 2020
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Everyone on the job hunt has read the standard “interview guidelines” at one point or another, and has some inherent knowledge of interview etiquette. Whether you picked it up at a college career fair six months ago, or over the course of a twenty year sales career, interviewing is undeniably a skill. In particular, sales…

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Tips for Acing Your Next Zoom Interview

By Nick O'Brien / May 26, 2020
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Traditional offices have converged online, and most organizations have turned to work-from-home setups, making video conferencing platforms like Zoom a business necessity. So it’s no surprise that these videoconferencing platforms also help with hiring by making it possible to conduct interviews online. The trouble is that giving an interview online is a lot different than…

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4 Resources for Building Your Skills During a Downturn

By Nick O'Brien / May 15, 2020
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Your quarantine shouldn’t just be about hiding inside your pillow fort and therapeutically binge-watching zombie apocalypse movies. It should be about making you a better professional.    The world is taking a break right now. But your career doesn’t have to. This is a great opportunity to invest in building skills that will make you…

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Alexa Mamatas on Betts Connect, and Succeeding in a Tough Job Market

By Nick O'Brien / May 6, 2020
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Alexa Mamatas has had quite a year so far. At a time when a big swath of the tech industry is ordering hiring freezes, and the rest is grappling with the logistics of a fully-remote interview process, Alexa has not only managed to find a new job, but to shift into an industry that’s more…

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5 Musts for the Perfect Post-Interview Thank-You Note

By The Betts Team / May 4, 2020
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What are the 5 keys to writing the perfect post-interview thank you message? Read on and learn how to make a positive final impression.

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How to Trick Your Brain into Learning More

How to Trick Your Brain into Learning More

By Koka Sexton / May 1, 2020
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Have you ever got hooked on a video game? Maybe you spent an entire weekend trying to get past a single obstacle. Maybe you had a contest going with your friends to see who could complete a certain level first or beat the game. Thinking back, can you remember the exact number of failures you…

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How to Sell in a Downturn When the Product Is…You

By Nick O'Brien / April 30, 2020
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So, you’re looking for a sales job? Yes, it’s a tough market right now. And yes, a lot of other talented reps you know are also on the market. But hey, selling is what you do. You got this. Here’s how to adapt your sales skills to your job search, understand your place in the…

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On the Podcast Circuit: How to Get Hired in a Pandemic

By Carolyn Betts Fleming / April 29, 2020
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If there’s anyone who knows how to connect with insightful people and find great stories from the business world, it’s Ian Lenhart. That’s why I was so honored to appear on his podcast LenJones Party of 2 earlier this month to talk about getting hired during a pandemic. We had a great chat about the…

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Must Have Skills for Your Resume

Must-Have Skills for Resume Builders

By The Betts Team / April 24, 2020
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Resumes are getting shorter while at the same time trying to convey more. The skills section of a resume is a prime example of this. While there are some essential skills for resume builders to include, you don’t have the space to rattle off anything and everything. Make sure your skill set list isn’t duplicitous,…

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How to Activate Your Professional Network after Getting Laid Off

By Nick O'Brien / April 22, 2020
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If you’ve recently lost your job, you’re not alone. And please know that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We recently posted about several things you can do after you’ve been laid off, and one of the key takeaways is that getting laid off is not the stigma many people think it is.    Another…

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