Do you ever feel like no one is following what you say? Do you feel like you cannot express yourself in front of others? Then you have a communication problem and it often happens to international students. Why can't we go and work in countries where we do not speak the language? Though technology, medicine, … Continue reading I wish I could understand you!
Life is all about competitions, from the day we are born the race begins. If you have siblings you have to compete with them, then comes friends, classmates, colleagues…the race never ends. And in most cases, you have only one shot to make a good impression and move to the next step. Your first impression … Continue reading Why don’t I get a callback?
I know that most people hate job interviews, not me! I always loved interviews. They give me an opportunity to dress up, meet new people and learn something new:) Granted this does not say anything positive about my social life but I have to admit I love talking to strangers for 30-45 minutes. I am … Continue reading The dreaded interview!
Most recent graduates face rejection on a daily basis. It is extremely hard to get a job on OPT visa let alone find an employer to sponsor you. So, I am sure this question comes up at one point. It is quite easy for international students to come up with years of experience back home … Continue reading Fake it ’til you make it???
I would like to address something extremely important today, sharing too much information with a recruiter or someone who sounds like a recruiter. Recent graduates are often seen as easy targets for scammers and/or companies who are only looking for collecting information, and you do not want to be a victim of a phishing attempt. … Continue reading Oops did I share too much with the recruiter?
We see many candidates getting excited and stopping their job search once they get an interview. They think it is a done deal and they are successfully employed. However, having a call or even a face to face interview often means nothing. First of all, you have to understand the life cycle of job search … Continue reading You don’t have a job until you start a job!
We can write a book about this topic, but here in this post we will highlight the “obvious” mistakes jobseekers make that stops them from getting a job. These tips apply to recent graduates mostly, if you are a senior resource the reasons will be completely different. You are too expensive or you worry about … Continue reading Why can’t I get a job?
Tell me about yourself! As irritating as it is, this is one of the first thing you will hear during a job interview. It makes the candidates feel like a stand-up comedian in a room full of people. How to answer this question satisfactorily? First of all, remember that no one really wants to know about you … Continue reading Tell me about yourself!
You are not alone! Most people, regardless of age, experience level, skill set…do not like job interviews. People feel intimidated and judged and overall uncomfortable. However, job interviews are part of life, more than likely you will have dozens of interviews throughout your career so it is very beneficial to make your peace with it … Continue reading Do job interviews make you nervous?
Here is a good link regarding common interview questions. My recommendation is to always give details of your experience. For example: Question: How do you deal with conflicting priorities? I read this response online: "Conflicting deadlines are a normal occupational hazard. I resolve the conflict by using the time frames as the reference, and scheduling … Continue reading How to Answer the Common Job Interview Questions (with Sample Answers)