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How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!

Five Reasons Why Knowing a Foreign Language Will Help Your Career

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

Five Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day and Why You Should Avoid Them

Your recruiter should be your trusted advisor, your partner in your job search and your advocate. We do this best when our candidates are honest with us about the facts concerning their careers and job searches. Here are five of the most common “untruths” recruiters commonly hear and why it’s important to avoid them!

How to Answer the “Tell Me about Yourself” Question

Because, “Tell Me about Yourself” is such an overarching question, it can be difficult to formulate a focused  response. While there is no one right or wrong way to respond, a team of WinterWyman’s expert recruiters offer their suggestions on the best ways to answer this commonly asked interview question.

Unique Lessons I Learned Going from Contractor to Recruiter

As a current recruiter and a former contractor, I have a unique perspective on the candidate/recruiter relationship and what it takes to build a partnership. And, that’s exactly what it is, a partnership. Looking back on my contracting career, I can see some of the mistakes I made and how having a different approach with my recruiter would have made a big difference.

How to Land Your Dream Job - 5 WinterWyman Experts Weigh-in

We asked our WinterWyman recruiters what advice they would give to people who are passionate about landing their dream jobs. Here’s what our experts had to say!

The Importance of Soft Skills in Your Tech Career

The Importance of soft skills in your tech career

As information technology becomes more integrated with business, soft skills have evolved into required smarts for most IT professionals. Gone are the days when IT folks sat behind a computer in an out-of-the-way office with no need to interact with others. If you’re a tech professional today, you must be able to work with your business colleagues and speak in terms they understand. This isn’t a requirement for just the higher-ranking IT professionals.

What You Said vs. What You Meant: When What They Heard Lost You the Job

We have all been there. Even the most well-intentioned person has the occasional wording snafu. Add the pressure of interviewing for your dream job, and the margin for error quadruples. Here are some common interview misspeaks and ways to avoid them.

 

 

Six Things Recruiters Might Not Explain to their Candidates – But Should!

Recruiters work hard to make lasting matches between job seekers and companies. The process can be complex and requires exceptional clarity with expectation setting, follow-through, and communication. To make sure you are informed and prepared before working with a recruiter, check out these six things they (we) should be discussing with you first.

Technology Professionals – Don’t Underestimate Your Interview with Human Resources

If your next technology role interview starts with Human Resources, here are some tips to maximize the opportunity.

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